Carrie M Buchanan

Carrie M Buchanan
John Carroll University · Tim Russert Department of Communication

Doctor of Philosophy in Mass Communication

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Introduction
Former daily newspaper journalist in Canada, retired (May 2022) assistant professor of communication at John Carroll University in Ohio. MJ and PhD from Carleton University School of Journalism and Communication, Ottawa, Canada. AB in Biology and Psychology from Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, U.S. Journalism career in Montreal and Ottawa included 12 years at the Ottawa Citizen, the major daily newspaper in Canada's capital.
Additional affiliations
August 2009 - May 2022
John Carroll University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • I taught journalism and mass communication in a multifaceted department with courses ranging from rhetoric to interpersonal to integrated marketing communication. My research interests have been the sense of place in local and hyperlocal news, citizen journalism, contingent faculty and international communication. My academic career followed a substantial career as a journalist in Montreal and Ottawa, Canada.
September 2001 - June 2010
Carleton University
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • My research was supervised by Christopher Dornan with committee members Catherine McKercher, André Turcotte, and Mahmoud Eid as well as geographer Simon Dalby. I am also grateful to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, whose three-year grant supported my research.
September 1999 - April 2006
Carleton University
Position
  • Sessional Lecturer
Description
  • I taught basic reporting and an advanced course in social issues reporting.
Education
September 1984 - May 1991
Carleton University School of Journalism
Field of study
  • Journalism
September 1970 - May 1974
Bryn Mawr College
Field of study
  • Biology and Psychology

Publications

Publications (10)
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Faculty of institutions of higher learning have an opportunity to discuss, debate, and discern how to create workplaces that are just and inclusive. As members of Jesuit institutions, we have a moral obligation to do so. How, then, can Jesuit universities justify the poor treatment of contingent faculty, who are now a majority not just in our insti...
Conference Paper
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Disruption of space and time is a feature of modern life, and nowhere is this more evident than in local communities, where outside influences routinely bring the world into our everyday lives. This study found evidence of disruption and Anthony Giddens’ concept of disembedding in hyperlocal and community news, which focuses on a single neighborhoo...
Research
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The introduction and front matter from my 2009 PhD Dissertation: "A Changing Sense of Place in Canadian Newspapers, 1894-2005." If a glance at its contents generates interest and you would like to read more, let me know and I'll post it.
Article
In their design and content, North American daily newspapers construct a complex representation of the locality they serve and its place in the world. That construct involves the quality and quantity of local news, relative to news in other geographic categories, and how stories from each category are displayed in the newspaper's pages. This articl...
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At the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in the 1970s and 1980s, the central debate concerned the New World Information and Communication Order (NWICO). While the NWICO movement died stillborn in the mid-1980s, this paper examines whether the world has achieved, by alternative means, at least part of what was...
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Proliferating media and other digital tools have created a landscape that beckons children and adolescents as consumers and producers. It is imperative that young people develop knowledge and skills to effectively leverage those media for entertainment, learning, and critical analysis. This research focuses on an undergraduate media literacy course...
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Establishing an online presence is essential for anyone hoping for a career in journalism today. Increasingly, journalists in all media are expected to write for websites, maintain their own blogs, and use social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to promote their work, interact with readers, and find new sources. A key question for journ...
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The daily newspaper in North America has long been a locally based medium that offers an opportunity for media geographers to explore concepts of place and locality. I explore how newspapers create a sense of place about the locality they serve. I review some of the major geographic theories of place and the local and also the work of communication...
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Perhaps no region on earth has been as affected by the dramatic pace and extent of media development since 1990 as North America, where most have ready access to new media, such as the Internet and the latest telecommunications devices, as well as the traditional newspapers, radio and television. Even traditional media have undergone profound chang...

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How do hyperlocal publications construct a sense of place and how does that compare to the sense of place in major metropolitan daily newspapers? Are they really more locally focused?