Journalism Research that Matters

Connecting Journalism Research and Practice

It is now well-established that the long-time economic model on which the news industry has relied is no longer sustainable. Facebook, Google, and declining levels of popular trust in the media have been major contributors to this situation. Simultaneously, the closure of local media outlets across the country has left many areas without access to regional news, compounded the distance between media and publics, and further eroded civic engagement. Despite the looming crisis in journalism, a research-practice gap plagues the news industry. Journalism Research that Matters argues that an under-appreciated factor in the news crisis is a potentially symbiotic relationship between journalism studies and the industry that it researches. This panel will explore how collaboration between professionals and researchers can generate positive change for the future of the news industry.


Louise Story, former Chief News Strategist and Chief Product & Technology Officer at The Wall Street Journal

Emma Carew Grovum, Founder Kimbap Media, 2021-2022 Reynolds Fellow (Hubbard School alum)

Danielle K Brown, Cowles Professor of Journalism, Diversity and Equality, Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Damon Kiesow, Knight Chair in Digital Editing and Producing, Missouri School of Journalism


Valérie Bélair-Gagnon, Assistant Professor and Director of the Minnesota Journalism Center, Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication

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