Tim Currie

Assistant Professor, Online Journalism
BA (Queen's), BJ (Vind), MA (Alberta)

Director, School of Journalism; Faculty Member, School of Journalism

Phone: 902.422.1271 ext. 187

Twitter @tscurrie

Tim Currie teaches online journalism at King’s, including undergraduate multimedia production workshops and a master's course in social media. He is an award-winning researcher and is co-editor of The New Journalist: Roles, Skills, and Critical Thinking (2010).

Professor Currie has written and contributed to ethics guidelines for the Canadian Association of Journalists on topics such as unpublishing, the use of social media, corrections, and online commenting.  He has written articles on online journalism issues for the Nieman Journalism Lab and J-Source. 

Professor Currie worked as a freelance reporter and editor for the CBC and other outlets before returning to King's in 1994. He has led the School of Journalism's online journalism instruction since 1999.

Read more about Professor Currie's work at timcurrie.ca. He is on sabbatical between 1 January and 30 May 2015.


Journalism texts:

  • Benedetti P., Currie, T., & Kierans, K, (eds.) 2010. The New journalist: Roles, skills, and critical thinking. Emond Montgomery: Toronto.

Selected publications

  • Currie, T., 2014. "Handling mistakes: Corrections and Unpublishing". In L. Zion & D. Craig (eds.), Ethics for digital journalists: Emerging best practices. Routledge: New York.
  • Currie, T. 2012, August 10. "Social media editors in the newsroom: A survey of roles and functions". Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s annual conference in Chicago.
  • Currie, T. 2012, March 9. "Towards a model for process journalism and responsible communication". Paper presented at the Press Freedom in Canada conference, Ryerson University, Toronto.
  • Currie, T., 2011. "Experiments in location-based content: A case study of Postmedia’s use of Foursquare". #ISOJ Journal, 1(2), 29-64.
  • Currie, T., 2010, June. "Online Journalism Education in Canada". Paper presented at the Canadian Communication Association conference, Montreal, Quebec.

Courses taught

JOUR 6002 Audience and Content Strategies
JOUR 4857/5857 Online Workshop


Social media and journalism, journalism education, ethics, corrections, online commenting, mobile content.

Department Contacts

Tim Currie

Director; Assistant Professor, Online Journalism

Phone: 902.422.1271 ext. 187

David Swick

Associate Director; Assistant professor

Phone: 902.422.1271 ext 127