Jim McLean, PhD
Associate Professor, Journalism
Previously worked in television and radio news, current affairs, and documentaries as, variously, an executive producer, producer, and news director for CBC Television (Saskatchewan), CTV (Saskatchewan), CKX Radio and Television (Manitoba) and CJDC Radio and Television (British Columbia).
PhD, Communication Studies, Concordia University
MA, Journalism, University of Western Ontario
BFA, Printmaking and Art History, University of Regina
BA, English and History, University of Western Ontario
Areas of research interest
Strategic political communication, sociology of news, field theory, technology and visual culture, public sphere theory, press clubs in Canada, entrepreneurship, journalism, and the web.
JOUR 601 – Foundations of Journalistic Thought I
JOUR 444 – Critical Approaches to Journalism
JOUR 532 – Broadcast Public Affairs (Documentary)
Books / Chapters
McLean, James S. (2012 Forthcoming). Inside the NDP War Room: Competing for Credibility in a Federal Election. McGill-Queen's University Press.
Gérin, Annie and James S. McLean (Eds.). (2009). Public Art in Canada: Critical Perspectives. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
McLean, James S. (2009). The Public Part of Public Art: Technology and the Art of Public Communication. In Annie Gérin and James S. McLean Public Art in Canada: Critical Perspectives (pp. 490-514). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
McLean, James S. (2005). When Head Office Was Upstairs: How Corporate Concentration Changed a Television Newsroom. Canadian Journal of Communication, (30)3, 325-342.
Reviews and non-refereed articles
McLean, James S. (2009). PM Harper wanted Parliamentary budget officer Page, but he didn’t expect a renegade. The Hill Times. (989) May 5, 1 and 24-25.
McLean, James S. (2008). The Messenger is the Message. Policy Options, (29)10, 12-17.
McLean, James S. (2003). Review of MediaThink by James Winter. Canadian Journal of Communication, 28(4), 489-492.