Concordia University

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Andrea Hunter, PhD

Undergraduate Program Director and Associate Professor, Journalism

Office: L-CJ 4211 
Communication Studies and Journalism Building,
7141 Sherbrooke W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2485
Email: andrea.hunter@concordia.ca

Biography

Andrea Hunter has worked for CBC Radio on national and regional shows for over a decade. She was a producer, on-air contributor and fill-in host of The Roundup, a daily national arts and entertainment program on CBC Radio One. She has also been a producer, reporter, and host on morning and afternoon shows on CBC Radio One in Prince Rupert, Halifax, Vancouver, Victoria and Ottawa. She has contributed to Definitely Not the Opera, on CBC Radio One, The World at Six, and has been an associate producer on Studio Sparks, a national classicla music program on CBC Radio Two. She began her career in private radio and television, working in Northern Manitoba and Northern BC.

Educaton

BJ, Carleton University
MJ, Carleton University
PhD, (Sociology) Queen's University

Research Areas

My research spans journalism and sociology. I have published on a variety of diverse topics including journalism and crowdfunding, the digital humanities, the digital sublime, and the political economy of mommy blogging.


Research activities

Current Research Projects



Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Crowdfunding
Hunter, Andrea & Di Bartolomeo, Jacqueline. 2018. "We're a movement": Crowdfunding, Journalism and Feminism. Feminist Media Studies. (link here)

Hunter, Andrea. 2016. "It's Like Having a Second Full-Time Job: The Labour and Ethics of Crowdfunding in Journalism. Journalism Practice, 10(2): 217-232. (link here)

Hunter, Andrea. 2015. "Crowdfunding Independent and Freelance Journalism: Negotiating Journalistic Norms of Autonomy and Objectivity." New Media & Society, 17(2): 272-288.

Blogging
Hunter, Andrea. 2016. "Monetizing the Mommy: Mommy Blogs and the Audience Commodity. Information, Communication and Society, 19(9): 1306-1320. (link here)

Hunter, Andrea. 2015. "Lesbian Mommy Blogging in Canada: Documenting Subtle Homophobia in Canadian Society and Building Community Online." Journal of Lesbian Studies, 19(2): 212-229.

Digital Humanities
Hunter, Andrea. 2015. "Democracy and the Digital Humanities." Canadian Journal of Communication, 40, (407-423).

Hunter, Andrea. 2014. "Digital Humanities as Third Culture." MedieKultur: Journal of Media and Communication Research, 30(57): 18-33.

Book Chapters

Digital Sublime
Hunter, Andrea and Vincent Mosco. 2014. "Virtual Dystopia." Pp. 727-37 in The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality, edited by M. Grimshaw. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Selected conferences


2018. Truth and Democracy Speaker's Series, Concordia Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism Studies. Montreal, QC. Panel Presentation with Dr. J.S. Archambault (Concordia): Intimate Truths

2017. American Sociological Association. Montreal, QC. Panel Presentation with Dr. B. Southwell, RTI International: Broadcasting Sociology - What Can Be Learned from Taking to the Airwaves?

2017. Is No Local News Bad News? Local Journalism and its Future. Toronto, ON. Paper: Crowdfunding Local Journalism. Presented with Ryan Moyer (MA Candidate, Concordia)

2016. Canadian Association of Work and Labour Studies. Calgary, AB. Paper: Journalism, Labour and Crowdfunding.

2016. Canadian Sociological Association. Calgary. AB. Paper: Women, Journalism and Crowdfunding.

2015 Social Media & Society Conference. Toronto, ON. Paper: Get Off My Internets: The Audience Commodity and the Mommy Blog Backlash.

2015. International Association for Media and Communication Research, Montreal, QC. Paper: Monetizing the Mommy: The Rise and Fall of the Radical Mommy Blog.

2015 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences Canadian Communication Association, Ottawa, ON. Paper: The Ethics of Crowdfunding and Philanthropy in Journalism: Who Cares Where the Money Comes From?

2015. Theorizing the Web. New York NY. Paper: Crowdfunding, Crackstarter and Changing Journalistic Norms.

2014. Holding Power to Account: Investigative Journalism, Democracy and Human Rights, Winnipeg, MB. Paper: Investigative Journalism and Crowdfunding.

2012 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences Canadian Sociological Association, Waterloo, ON. Paper: The Other Parent: Online Identity Work in Same Sex Relationships

2010 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences Canadian Sociological Association, Montreal, QC. Paper: Class based on Code: An Examination of Hierarchies in the Digital Humanities



Teaching activities


Winter 2019
JOUR 443 - The Digital Magazine

Fall 2018
JOUR 207 - Introduction to Multimedia (Section I - Audio/Radio)

Previous Courses
JOUR 620 - Journalism Ethics
JOUR 603 - Political Economy of Journalism
JOUR 530 - Advanced Radio Newsroom 
JOUR 500 - Perspectives on Contemporary Media
JOUR 444 - Critical Approaches to Journalism
JOUR 205 - Principles of Journalistic Thought and Practice

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