Valerie Belair-Gagnon

Research Scholar in Law and Executive Director, Information Society Project


Valérie Bélair-Gagnon is a Research Scholar in Law and Executive Director, Information Society Project at Yale Law School. Her research focus on emerging media, journalism, media law and policy, and media sociology.

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Contact Information


Yale Law School

P.O. Box 208215

New Haven, CT 06520

Education & Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., City University London, 2013

M.Sc., Université de Montréal, 2007

B.A., McGill University, 2004

Courses Taught


Valérie Bélair-Gagnon is a Research Scholar in Law and Executive Director, Information Society Project at Yale Law School. Prior to that, she was a Information Society Project Postdoctoral Fellow and a Knight Law and Media Scholar. She earned a B.A. from McGill University, an M.Sc. from Université de Montréal, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from City University London. Her research focus on emerging media, journalism, media law and policy, and media sociology. She has written on media, technologies, and law for academic journals, popular media, and blogs drawing attention to the issues surrounding changes in technologies and media norms and practices worldwide. She tweets at @journoscholar.

BOOK

Belair-Gagnon, V. 2015. Social Media at BBC News: Re-Making Crisis Reporting. New York and London: Routledge.

SELECTED PAPERS

Belair-Gagnon, V. 2016. Interaction and Training: Social Media at the BBC, in Christine Greenhow, Julia Sonnevend and Colin Agur (eds.) Social Media and Education: Toward a Digital Future. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Belair-Gagnon, V. and Anderson C.W. 2015. Citizen Media and Journalism, in Mansell Robin and Ang Peng (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication. New York: Wiley.

Belair-Gagnon, V. and Agur, C. 2015. #Verdict2014: Social Media and Changes in Indian Legacy Media During the 2014 Lok Sabha Election, in Einar Thorsen and Chindu Sreedharan (eds.) India Elections 2014: First Reflections. Bournemouth, UK: Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community.

Schulz, D. and Belair-Gagnon, V. 2015. A Shield Law for Reporters’ Privilege in the Digital Era, in Bell, E. (ed.) Journalism After Snowden: The Future of Free Press in the Surveillance State. New York: Columbia University Press.

Belair-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(5): 1059-1075.

Belair-Gagnon, V. 2013. Revisiting Impartiality: Social Media and Journalism at the BBC. Symbolic Interaction, 36(4): 478-492.

 

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