FIMS in the Media

First-year MIT student and environmental activist Hannah Alper was interviewed about COP26 on London Live with Mike Stubbs AM 980 CFPL on November 15, 2021. Part one and part two are available to listen to.

Media Studies PhD student Billie Anderson discussed the depiction of disability in film in a Film Cred article, "'Mad Max: Fury Road' and Disability," published March 3, 2022.

Anderson also joined The Morning Show with Devon Peacock on AM980 on April 4, 2022 to discuss the content of her recent article in The Conversation that looks at areas for improvement when representing disability in film, including Oscar-winning film CODA. Listen to Part 1 and Part 2.

Professor Tim Blackmore joined London Live with Mike Stubbs on March 8, 2022 to discuss the images of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine that are shared by media.

Associate Professor Jacquie Burkell was interviewed on the role technology plays in relationships for the Western Gazette article, "Is tech poisoning your relationship?" published on February 15, 2022.

Assistant Professor Basil Chiasson was featured in the QS international report, "Perspectives on Online Learning" (pages 19 to 23) about experiences with online learning in higher education during the pandemic, published in March 2022.

Chiasson was also interviewed for the Western Gazette article, "Western sets up new program for Arts, FIMS, Music students," about teaching the prerequisite course, "Introduction to Creative Arts," for Western's new Creative Arts and Production (CAP) program.

LIS PhD candidate Yimin Chen appeared as a commentator on an episode of The Opportunist podcast, "OOBAH BUTLER Part 1 of 1: Internet Prankster" published on November 16, 2021.

Associate Professor Norma Coates was interviewed about the controversy surrounding Spotify by CBC Afternoon Drive on February 7, 2022, "Spotify and Joe Rogan vs. Neil Young," and CHED Mid-Morning on February 8, 2022, "Musicians boycotting Spotify and why the effort may be missing the mark."

Associate Professor James Compton was interviewed by The London Free Press for the article, "Western University's wear-ID-on-campus plan 'shelved': Faculty union" published on November 15, 2021.

HIS PhD candidate Danica Facca was mentioned as a study co-author in the Western News article, "Study shows gender skew in digital info for new parents" published on November 24, 2021.

Media Studies PhD candidate David Guignion was quoted in The New York Times article, "Canada Toughens Stance on Protests, Promising 'Robust' Police Response" published on February 11, 2022. Guignion also joined London Live with Mike Stubbs on February 10, 2022 to discuss how misinformation motivated some individuals to support the trucker protest.

Media Studies PhD candidate David Guignion discussed misinformation as it relates to the trucking convoy movement with CBC London Morning on January 28, 2022 in "What motivates pandemic protesters?, "The Tom McConnell Show on January 28, 2022, and CBC News: The National on January 30, 2022 in "What’s driving the protest convoy, and will it change anything?"

Associate Professor and Chair of the MLIS program Heather Hill joined CBC London Morning to discuss the changing role of librarians and how the MLIS program at Western trains future librarians to provide support to their community on March 16, 2022. Hill was also quoted in the CBC News article, "Do libraries need social workers on staff? Some librarians say yes" published on March 16, 2022.

MLIS student Rachael Ponsen was featured in the article, "A Bridge to a Career - WDBA Helps Students Along Career Path" published by Gordie Howe International Bridge earlier this year.

Assistant Professor Selma Purac joined TVO's The Agenda to discuss whether people will return to watch movies in cinemas post-pandemic on March 3, 2022.

Professor Anabel Quan-Haase was interviewed for the CTV News article, "Youths caught on camera kicking in door for social media challenge" and Newstalk 1290 CJBK on November 23, 2021.

Quan-Haase was also quoted in The New York Times article, "Canada Introduces Bill Requiring Online Giants to Share Revenues with Publishers," published on April 5, 2022.

Associate Professor Daniel Robinson was interviewed on The Champlain Society's Witness to Yesterday Podcast on October 8, 2021. He discussed how smoking became a habit by the early postwar period and the inspiration behind his new book Cigarette Nation: Business, Health, and Canadian Smokers, 1930-1975.

Effie Sapuridis, Media Studies PhD student, was featured in the Q&A, "Five Things Effie Said," with the Organization for Transformative Works on October 26, 2021.

Media Studies PhD candidate Percy Sherwood was interviewed by 900CHML Hamilton Today about Patrick Brown's legal settlement with CTV News on March 9, 2022. He also joined 106.9 The X to discuss the Emergencies Act on February 15, 2022..

Professor Sharon Sliwinski was quoted in the National Post article, "'We want to see the source of terror': Why we're glued to social media as the Russia-Ukraine war unfolds," published on March 2, 2022.

Canada Research Chair in Art, Culture and Global Relations (Tier 2) Sarah E.K. Smith's exhibition From Remote Stars: Buckminster Fuller, London, Speculative Futures at Museum London was reviewed on Akimbo on March 31, 2022.

Assistant Professor Luke Stark was interviewed for the article, "Canada's laws need updating to protect against abuse from surveillance tech, watchdog says" published by CBC Radio's Spark on October 8, 2021.

Stark also appeared on the This Week in Machine Learning and AI (TWINML AI) Podcast on the topic of "Facebook Abandons Facial Recognition. Should Everyone Else Follow Suit?" on November 8, 2021.

Stark was also featured in the CBC film "The Machine That Feels" which aired November 19, 2021 on CBC Docs.

Assistant Professor Tiara Sukhan was interviewed for "Good Cop/Bad Cop: Why cop shows make for complicated entertainment" on CBC Radio Tapestry, posted November 26, 2021.

Associate Professor Sam Trosow joined London Live with Mike Stubbs on AM980 on March 17, 2022 to discuss whether there would be large crowds for St. Patrick’s Day and potential risks (Part 1). Trosow also discussed how the increase in rent prices affects commercial buildings in downtown London (Part 2).