Valérie Bélair-Gagnon

Dr. Valérie Bélair-Gagnon is the author (with Dr. Nikki Usher) of Journalism Research that Matters (Oxford University Press, 2021), which looks at looks at new research developments surrounding audience behaviour, social networks, and journalism business models; the challenges that scholars face in making their research available to the public and to journalists; the financial survival of quality news and information; and blind spots in the way that researchers and journalists do their work, especially around race, diversity, and inequality.

She is assistant professor at the Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication, director of the Minnesota Journalism Center, and Affiliated Faculty in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota. She is an affiliated fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project.