In the Media - January - June 2015

Sarah Roberts, Assistant Professor, was quoted in an article published by The Telegraph (Calcutta, India) on December 7, 2014, titled "Guardians of the Internet." **(The article centres on the online content moderation industry, which Professor Roberts has studied extensively. It contains material that may be offensive to some people).

Sumayya Tobah, MAJ student, appeared on CBC's The Current on January 12, 2015 in an episode titled "After Charlie Hebdo shooting, Muslims seek safe space to talk extremism." (Fast forward to 8:50 mark).

Meagan Berry, MLIS alum, appeared in the Fort Frances Times Online article "Berry lands 'dream job' as librarian," published on January 21, 2015.

Melissa Karginnakis, MHIS student, has appeared in several news sources in relation to her recently being named a recipient of the Queen's Young Leaders Award.  Find out more about Melissa in "Ontario woman honoured with Queen's Young Leaders award" (Video clip, CHCH News, Jan 22), and "Queen to recognize Sault native's work with children." (, Jan 14).

Saumava Mitra, Media Studies PhD student, appeared in the Western News article "Risks in capturing the real stories of conflict," on February 5, 2015.

MS PhD Candidate and Lecturer Luke Arnott was featured on the 106.9 The X radio show Western World on March 1. He was interviewed about the issues and current controversies surrounding representation in video games and the game industry.

Doug Mann, Assistant Professor, was featured in an interview about his book, Great Power and Great Responsibility: The Philosophical Politics of Comics, on on March 11, 2015. Read the interview.

Sarah Roberts, Assistant Professor, is quoted in the article "Content in moderation: is digital censorship messing with the arts?" from, published on March 30, 2015.

Jeremy Copeland, Journalism lecturer, is quoted in the article "Talk is Cheap," from the Ryerson Review of Journalism, published on April 4, 2015.

Matt Ward, FIMS staff member, and Kim Martin, LIS PhD student, appeared in the London Free Press article "Maker Bus program kick-starts creativity," published on April 20.

Sarah Roberts, Assistant Professor, was interviewed for the article, "Invisible data janitors mop up top websites behind the scenes," published on Al-Jazeera America on May 1.

Mark-Shane Scale, LIS PhD student, did a podcast interview with GradCast, titled "Gradcast #18: Libraries and Social Media with Mark-Shane Scale." The podcast was released on May 20.

Anabel Quan-Haase, Associate Professor, was interviewed by several news organizations after her paper "Romantic breakups on Facebook: new scales for studying post-breakup behaviours, digital distress, and surveillance,” was published on May 28. Professor Quan-Haase spoke with Global News, the Los Angeles Times, and also appeared in a London Free Press story.

Kristian Brown, MLIS alumnus, was interviewed on on June 8 in the article "Original Star Wars script discovered in UNB library." While digitizing material for the library, Brown stumbled across what appears to be an early version of the 1977 Star Wars script.