Recently published projects and work-in-progress

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Bossio, D., Bélair-Gagnon, V., Molyneux, L., and Holton, A. H. (Forthcoming, 2023). The Paradox of Disconnection. Urbana-Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Bélair-Gagnon, V., and Usher, N. (eds) (2021). Journalism Research that Matters. Oxford: Oxford University Press. LINK

Bélair-Gagnon, V. (2015). Social Media at BBC News. London: Routledge. LINK

Media innovation, business models, and engagement

Coddington, M., Lewis, S., and Bélair-Gagnon, V. (2021). The Imagined Audience for News: Where Does a Journalist’s Perception of the Audience Come From? Journalism Studies, 22, 8, 1028-1046. LINK

Bélair-Gagnon, V., Lewis, S. and Agur, C. (2020). Failure to Launch: Intrapreneurs, News Organizations, and Non-Adoption of Chatbots. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 25, 4, 291-306. PDF

Zamith, R., Bélair-Gagnon, V., & Lewis, S. C. (2020). Constructing Audience Quantification: Social Influences and the Development of Norms about Audience Analytics and Metrics. New Media and Society, 22(10), 1763-1784. PDF  

Bélair-Gagnon, V., & Steinke, A. J. (2020). Capturing Digital News Innovation Research in Organizations, 1990–2018. Journalism Studies, 1-20. LINK

Royal, C., Bright, A., Pellizzaro, K., Bélair-Gagnon, V., Holton, A. E., Vincent, S., . . . Kiesow, D. (2020). Product Management in Journalism and Academia. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 97, 597-616. PDF


Bélair-Gagnon, V., Nelson, J. L., & Lewis, S. C. (2019). Audience Engagement, Reciprocity, and the Pursuit of Community Connectedness in Public Media Journalism. Journalism Practice, 13(5), 558-575. PDF and LINK

Bélair-Gagnon, V., Owen, T., & Holton, A. E. (2017). Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Journalistic Disruption: Perspectives of Early Professional Adopters. Digital Journalism, 5(10), 1226-1239. LINK

Platforms, professional identity, and digital work

Holton, A., Bélair-Gagnon, V., Bossio, D., and Molyneux, L. (2021). “Not their Fault, but their Problem”: Organizational Responses to the Online Harassment of Journalists. Journalism Practice. LINK


Holton, A. E., Bélair-Gagnon, V., and Westlund, O. (Eds.) (2019). Peripheral Actors in Journalism: Agents of Change in Journalism Culture and Practice. Media and Communication. PDF

Bélair-Gagnon, V., Zamith, R., & Holton, A. E. (2020). Role Orientations and Audience Metrics in Newsrooms: An Examination of Journalistic Perceptions and their Drivers. Digital Journalism, 8(3), 347-366. LINK

Bélair-Gagnon, V. (2019). News on the Fly: Journalist-Audience Online Engagement Success as a Cultural Matching Process. Media, Culture and Society, 41(6), 757-773. PDF   

Bélair-Gagnon, V., & Holton, A. E. (2019). The Two Faces of Janus: Web Analytics Companies and the Shifting Culture of News. Journalism Practice, 13(8), 993-997. LINK   

Bélair-Gagnon, V., Holton, A. E., & Westlund, O. (2019). Space for the Liminal., vol. 7, 1-7. Media and Communication. PDF

Bélair-Gagnon, V., & Holton, A. E. (2018). Boundary Work, Interloper Media, And Analytics In Newsrooms: An analysis of the roles of web analytics companies in news production. Digital Journalism, 6(4), 492-508. PDF  

Bélair-Gagnon, V., Agur, C., & Frisch, N. (2018). Mobile Sourcing: A Case Study of Journalistic Norms and Usage of Chat Apps. Mobile Media and Communication, 6(1), 53-70. PDF

Holton, A. E., & Bélair-Gagnon, V. (2018). Strangers to the Game? Interlopers, Intralopers, and Shifting News Production. Media and Communication, 6(4), 70-78. PDF

Bélair-Gagnon, V., Agur, C., & Frisch, N. (2017). The Changing Physical and Social Environment of Newsgathering: A Case Study of Foreign Correspondents Using Chat Apps During Unrest. Social Media and Society, 3(1), 1-20. PDF 

Bélair-Gagnon, V., Mishra, S. and Agur, C. (2014). Reconstructing the Indian Public Sphere: Newswork and Social Media During the Delhi Gang Rape Case. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism. 15, 1059-1075. PDF

Bélair-Gagnon, V. (2013) Revisiting Impartiality: Social Media and Journalism at the BBC. Symbolic Interaction, 36, 478-492. LINK

Social media including misinformation and citizen journalism work

Bélair-Gagnon, V., Graves, L., Kalsnes, B., Steensen, S., and Westlund, O. (Eds.) (exp. 2021). Fighting Fakes: News Publishers, Fact-Checkers, Platform Companies and Policymaking. Digital Journalism.

Wang, Yidong, Bélair-Gagnon, V. and Holton, A. H. (2020). The Technologization of News Acts in Networked News Participation: LGBT Self-Media in China. International Journal of Communication, 14, 4871-4889. PDF

Steinke, A. J., & Bélair-Gagnon, V. (2020). “I Know It When I See It”: Constructing Emotion and Emotional Labor in Social Justice News. Mass Communication and Society, 23(5), 608-627. LINK  

Frisch, N., Bélair-Gagnon, V., & Agur, C. (2018). Media Capture with Chinese Characteristics. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, 19(8), 1165-1181. PDF