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Larry Cornies

 Room FNB 4118
Phone: 519-(519) 661-2111 x80015

University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7
Fax: 519-661-3506
  • About Me

As a sessional instructor, I have taught a wide range of media- and journalism-related courses to undergraduate students, as well as required and elective courses in the Master of Media in Journalism and Communication program.

Previously, I was the program coordinator of the multimedia Journalism program at Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Kitchener, Ont. (2008-2019). Aside from my previous teaching at Western (Journalism Law and Ethics, as well as Business Reporting, in the former Master of Arts in Journalism program), I've taught in the School of Journalism at Ryerson University, where I held the Maclean-Hunter Chair of Communication Ethics for two years (2006-08). I was selected twice (2001, 2003) as a fellow at the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism at the University of Maryland in Silver Spring, Md.

My full-time industry experience includes a variety of editorial positions at both The Globe and Mail (2006-08) and The London Free Press (1988-2006). I write for a variety of publications and news portals on a freelance basis; for example, I was the Canada correspondent for the Australian Broadcasting Corp. from 2016-17 and I continue to write a fortnightly column for The London Free Press.

I have also helped shape media programs at other post-secondary institutions. I served on the four-person comprehensive program review panel for the undergraduate, post-graduate and fast-track journalism programs at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) and Centennial College, Toronto, in 2013. I chaired the external assessment program review for the three-year and fast-track journalism programs at Centennial College in Toronto (2015) and served as an assessor for the print journalism program at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ont. (2013) and the new media program at Sheridan College (2012).

I graduated with a Master of Arts (Journalism) from the former Graduate School of Journalism at Western in 1986, winning the J.G. McGeachy gold medal for highest standing, the G. Edmund Wilson silver medal for research excellence and the  Consumers Association of Canada/Rogers Television Award for most publishable master's thesis.