The Concordia Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism Studies has been involved with the study of media since 1981, as a research centre and as an archive. The Centre prides itself as a hub of intellectual engagement with media by sociologists, journalism and communication scholars, historians, and literature specialists.
Along with the yearly infrastructure grants from the Vice-President of Research at Concordia (following earlier support from the Faculty of Arts and Science), numerous national and international grants have supported research and publications by research fellows and students at the Centre every year since 1981. The Centre houses in its archive:
- the CBC Radio Drama Collection (20,000 scripts from 1925 to the present)
- the CBC Morningside Documents Collection (76 boxes of program documents 1980s-1990s)
- the Diniacopoulos BBC World Service Radio News Collection (8,700 hours of World Service news programs from 1969 to 1986)
(Journalism, Concordia) Director
Andrea Hunter is Director of the Concordia Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism Studies and a professor in the Department of Journalism. She was a producer, reporter, and host on morning and afternoon reginoal and national shows on CBC for over a decade. Her research interests are political economy of journalism and social media, sociology of parenting, queer culture, sociology of the digital humanities, digital sublime.
(Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia) Co-Director
Greg M. Nielsen, Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology Department (2013-2016) is the co-director of the Concordia Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism Studies. He teaches and publishes in the areas of social and cultural theory as well as media studies.