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Researching LGBTQ2+ Journalists in Canada

From Bruce GIllespie, Associate Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Wilfrid  Laurier University

I am conducting a research study to learn about the on-the-job experiences of LGBTQ2+ journalists who work in Canada.

I’m trying to reach as large and diverse a pool of participants as possible and hope that you will share this invitation with anyone you know who might be interested in participating in this study. I’m interested in speaking with people who work in journalism currently or worked in journalism sometime during the past five years and may have recently retired or moved into a different field. This includes people in a variety of roles—including but not limited to writers, reporters, editors, producers, on-air hosts, photographers, videographers, and podcasters—at all career stages.

If you decide to volunteer for this study, your participation will consist of filling out a short online questionnaire. Then, all respondents will be invited to take part in a Zoom or telephone interview to discuss your experiences. In appreciation of your time, you will be entered into a draw to receive a $25 gift certificate.

Participation in this study is voluntary and the final decision about participation is yours. This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through the Wilfrid Laurier University Research Ethics Board (#8518).

If you would like to participate in this study, please click on the link below to access the informed consent statement and questionnaire.



Associate Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts
Laurier Teaching Fellow

Wilfrid Laurier University
73 George St., Brantford, ON  N3T 2Y3
Office: Research and Academic Centre West, RCW314
Phone: 519-756-8228 ext. 5862, email: bgillespie@wlu.ca

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