Catherine McKercher, Carleton University

Journalism and Communication Professor Ottawa, Ontario Catherine_McKercher@Carleton.ca Office: (613) 520-7577

Bio/Research

Catherine McKercher holds a B.A. from Carleton University, an M.J. from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa., and a Ph.D. in the Humanities from Concordia University in Montreal. She joined the faculty of the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University in 1987 and has taught a...

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Bio/Research

Catherine McKercher holds a B.A. from Carleton University, an M.J. from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa., and a Ph.D. in the Humanities from Concordia University in Montreal. She joined the faculty of the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University in 1987 and has taught at every level in the BJ and MJ programs, from first-year undergrads to final-year Master's students.

Her journalism career dates to 1970, when she was hired as a summer student at the Ottawa Journal. She returned to the newspaper for the next three summers and joined staff full-time in 1973, working as a general assignment reporter and education reporter. In 1975 she moved to The Canadian Press, working as a copy editor and Ontario legislature reporter in the Toronto bureau, then as a Washington correspondent from 1977-80. In 1984 she joined the Whig-Standard in Kingston, Ont. where she was the assistant city editor. She has also worked as a freelance writer and broadcaster.

Prof. McKercher's research concentrates on labour in the communication industries, including in journalism. She has been co-investigator on two projects funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council on labour issues and has published extensively in the area. She also has a strong interest in journalism education.



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