About Valerie

Valerie Belair-Gagnon is a Research Scholar in Law, at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. She is a graduate from McGill University (BA), Université de Montréal (MSc), and City University London (PhD) in sociology. Her research focuses 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 @vbelairgagnon. More on the Yale Law School website.


Key works

Revisiting impartiality: Social media and journalism at the BBC in Symbolic InteractionReconstructing the Indian public sphere: Newswork and social media during the Delhi gang rape case (with Agur and Mishra) in Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, When print is thriving where does social media fit? A look at practices at India’s The Hindu in Nieman Lab (with Agur).


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