My research interests include:
My current research projects are funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
With the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission or CRTC’s Native Broadcasting Policy (CRTC 1990-89) review proposed to take place next year, the conference entitled The Future of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Broadcasting: Conversation & Convergence organized by Dr. Geneviève Bonin (Principal investigator) and her team (Dr. Kathleen Buddle co-applicant from the University of Manitoba, Dr. Gretchen King co-applicant from the University of Ottawa, John Gagnon collaborator from Wawatay Communications Society, Chris Albinati, collaborator from York University) will kick-start discussions in the practitioner, policy and academic worlds. From February to May 2017, six regional one-day gatherings will be held across Canada. These regional gatherings will culminate in the convening of a national three-day conference in Ottawa in June 2017. The preparation of these events is principally based on a respectful engagement with Indigenous Peoples to support their needs as it relates to scholarship and research about Indigenous media, specifically the CRTC’s upcoming public review of the Native Broadcasting Policy.
This four-part study aims to understand the not-for-profit radio sector in Canada notably through analysis of its financial and technological practices. In the first phase of this study, in-depth interviews using an evaluation framework questionnaire were conducted with representatives from different associations in the country from the French, English and indigenous communities in order to gain a better understanding of the ways in which they approach the financial management of their stations in the digital environment. The second phase was an analysis of four years of the stations’ financial reports to better understand their financial management. A survey on the stations’ financial activities, their technological practices and their needs in research will be conducted in phase three. The study will conclude with the fourth phase, which is the dissemination of the results both within the sector and the academic community.
The Worlds of Journalism Study (WJS) is a research project that aims to assess the state of journalism throughout the world. The central objective of the Canadian component of the study is to explore how Canadian journalists think about their profession and identify, social roles, and ethical values within a changing news ecosystem. The WJS has broken records in comparative communication research by bringing together researchers from 66 countries around the world. The Canadian francophone component of the project is led by Geneviève Bonin.