FIMS Profile

Meredith Levine
Lecturer (On Leave) 

FIMS & Nursing Building Room 4092
Phone: 519-661-2111 x88010

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

  • Courses Taught

I am a multimedia journalist who specializes in chronic health issues and vulnerable populations. I'm currently working on story about a woman in her mid-fifties who is dealing with an aggressive form of Alzheimer's Disease. In the fall of 2014, I launched a series on Chronic Vertigo on And I few years ago, I worked with my students on a special multimedia series for on the state of palliative care in Canada. Before discovering multimedia, I worked as a producer at CBC National Radio Current Affairs for over a decade. There I created in depth programming on issues ranging from child welfare, homelessness, poverty, reproductive rights, various Supreme Court decisions, and health care policy, delivery and practice. I also regularly covered cultural issues. Previous CBC, I worked as a TV documentary writer and producer for Breakthrough Films. My documentary work was broadcast around the world. I stumbled into journalism through work in community radio. Previous to this I was a writer/producer in alternative theatre. Throughout my career, I have been a freelance writer publishing in the New York Times, The Nation, the Newstatesman, the Globe and Mail and several Canadian magazines. Prior to coming to Western in 2006, I taught at McMaster medical school. Teaching: Media and mental health, multimedia journalism, audio production, and health journalism and communication. Research: My research focuses primarily on narratives of chronic illness, journalism ethics, and the erasing boundaries between journalism and advertising content.

FIMS 9603 Health Reporting and Health Communication 2017 Winter , 2016 Winter JOU 754 Theory and Practice of Radio Journalism 2007 Fall , 2006 Fall JOU 764 Media Specialization: Radio 2008 Winter , 2007 Winter (2 sections) JOU 9700 Introduction to Journalism 2011 Summer , 2009 Summer JOU 9740 Health and Medical Journalism - Analysis and Practice 2015 Winter , 2013 Winter , 2012 Winter , 2011 Winter , 2010 Winter JOU 9754 Theory and Practice of Audio Journalism 2014 Fall , 2013 Fall , 2012 Fall , 2011 Fall , 2010 Fall , 2009 Fall JOU 9764 Media Specialization: Audio 2015 Winter , 2014 Winter , 2013 Winter , 2012 Winter , 2011 Winter , 2010 Winter , 2009 Winter MIT 2165 Special Topics in MIT: Health, Media & Information 2017 Fall , 2016 Fall MIT 3090 MIT Academic Internship I 2017 Summer , 2016 Fall (2 sections) MIT 3432 Special Topics in MIT: Media and Mental Health 2017 Fall , 2016 Fall , 2015 Fall MMJC 9601 Special Topic: Audio Storytelling 2017 Winter , 2016 Winter