My name is Nicole Blanchett Neheli. I’m a journalism professor at Sheridan College and a section editor for J-Source (The Canadian Journalism Project). Prior to joining the academic universe, I worked at Citytv in Toronto for about ten years, mostly as a news show producer and writer. This blog started as a platform for my Master’s research. I’m now working towards my PhD, looking at the impact of the use of analytics on editorial decision-making and news practice. Blogs related to my research are all posted here, along with my final Master’s thesis, excerpts from subject interviews, and references.
My previous work on the relationship between journalists and their audience/co-content producers greatly influences my current research; I’m keenly interested in participatory journalism and its impact on mainstream media and public discourse. My goal with this site is to create a conversation about citizen journalism, convergence, centralized ownership, and the future of journalism. Any comments posted may be used in future academic papers, articles, or conference presentations. Thanks for dropping in!