Tim Currie

Assistant Professor; Director, School of Journalism

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BA (Queen's), BJ (Vind), MA (Alberta)

Tim Currie teaches online journalism at King’s, including undergraduate multimedia production workshops and a master’s course in social media. He is an award-winning researcher and is co-editor of The New Journalist: Roles, Skills, and Critical Thinking (2010).

Professor Currie has written and contributed to ethics guidelines for the Canadian Association of Journalists on topics such as unpublishing, the use of social media, corrections, and online commenting.  He has written articles on online journalism issues for the Nieman Journalism Lab and J-Source.

Professor Currie worked as a freelance reporter and editor for the CBC and other outlets before returning to King’s in 1994. He has led the School of Journalism’s online journalism instruction since 1999.

Read more about Professor Currie’s work at timcurrie.ca.

Publications

  • Benedetti P., Currie, T., & Kierans, K, (eds.) 2010. The New journalist: Roles, skills, and critical thinking. Emond Montgomery: Toronto.
  • Currie, T., 2014. “Handling mistakes: Corrections and Unpublishing”. In L. Zion & D. Craig (eds.), Ethics for digital journalists: Emerging best practices. Routledge: New York.
  • Currie, T. 2012, August 10. “Social media editors in the newsroom: A survey of roles and functions”. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s annual conference in Chicago.
  • Currie, T. 2012, March 9. “Towards a model for process journalism and responsible communication”. Paper presented at the Press Freedom in Canada conference, Ryerson University, Toronto.
  • Currie, T., 2011. “Experiments in location-based content: A case study of Postmedia’s use of Foursquare”. #ISOJ Journal, 1(2), 29-64.
  • Currie, T., 2010, June. “Online Journalism Education in Canada”. Paper presented at the Canadian Communication Association conference, Montreal, Quebec.

Interests

Social media and journalism, journalism education, ethics, corrections, online commenting, mobile content.