Global Journalism Innovation Lab: Revitalizing Journalism and Accelerating Knowledge Mobilization from Canadian Universities

Global Journalism Innovation Lab

Project dates: 01/04/2019 - 31/03/2025

This $2.5m Partnership Grant project focuses on explanatory journalism that seeks to provide evidence-based information and perspectives to inform public dialogue and policy action, against a background of decline in some commercial media and job losses, together with concerns about so-called fake news. It investigates how experimental digital journalism forms can impact civic engagement and policy uptake, in partnership with The Conversation Canada and the network of affiliates in Australia, France, the U.K. and the U.S. More information at the project website:

DMRC research program

This project contributes to the research within the following DMRC research program:

Digital Publics

Project team


Project partners

  • University of British Colombia
  • The Conversation
  • Ryerson University
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Regina
  • The Canadian Press
  • NEXT Canada