NEWS FROM THE ARCTIC

This project focuses on how the use of social media by journalists, institutions and the public is impacting discourse in Canada on issues related to climate change, resource development, and environmental sustainability.

In the last several decades, scholars have looked closely at indigenous media and communities, and at policy development and governance processes. This research project builds on these efforts, but conceives of Arctic-based journalism more broadly, including both indigenous and non-indigenous journalists, and mainstream and independent news and commentary sources.

Drawing on journalism ethics and digital media scholarship, this research seeks to understand how changing journalistic norms, practices, and platforms are being experienced and adopted, and what role journalism in these new media landscapes is seen to play in democratic decision-making and public engagement across the region, domestically, and globally.