Tim Currie is Director of the School of Journalism at the University of King’s College. He teaches courses in online journalism, social media, audience engagement, and reporting techniques.

He is co-editor of The New Journalist: Roles, Skills, and Critical Thinking (2010) and has authored ethics guidelines for the Canadian Association of Journalists.

Tim’s research interests include journalism education, journalists’ use of social media and mobile applications of news. He comments frequently in the media on topics such as online comments, publication bans and news organizations’ use of social media.

Tim has a BA in history and political studies from Queen’s University (1988), a BJ from King’s (1992) and an MA in communications and technology from the University of Alberta (2006). He has led Kings’ online journalism instruction since 1999.

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Peer-Reviewed Academic Journal Publications:

  • Currie, T. (2011). Experiments in location-based content: A case study of Postmedia’s use of Foursquare. #ISOJ Journal, 1(2), 29-64.

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  • 2012, August: Winner of the American Copy Editors Society inaugural ACES Award for Research on Editing

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