Dr. Carrie Buchanan
Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts
John Carroll University
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Academic Articles, Conference Presentations

1. Academic publications

Note: Some of my academic articles cannot be shared in their published form because the journals are not open access. However, most are accessible at the links provided. 

Clark, R., Buchanan, C. and Rawls, C. (2018). The poor and marginalized among us: Contingent Faculty in Jesuit Universities. Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal  7(2) 18-36. View online at https://epublications.regis.edu/jhe/vol7/iss2/3

Buchanan, Carrie. (2018). Disrupting the local: Sense of place in hyperlocal media. In The Future of Local News, conference publication of peer-reviewed papers from "Is No Local News Bad News" at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, June 1-2, 2017. 

Buchanan, Carrie. (2015). Revisiting the UNESCO debate on a New World Information and Communication Order: Has the NWICO been achieved by other means? Telematics & Informatics 22(2): 391-399. DOI:10.1016/j.tele.2014.05.007

The final draft of this article before peer review can be downloaded free of charge on my Academia.edu page here:


Buchanan, C.  (2014b). Book review of "To the cloud: Big data in a turbulent world" by Vincent Mosco Global Media Journal: Canadian Edition 7(2): 87-89.

Buchanan, Carrie. (2014a). A more national sense of place in Canadian newspapers. The Canadian Geographer 58(4): 517-530. DOI: 10.1111/cag.12104 

Buchanan, Carrie and Margaret O. Finucane. (2013). Spreading the word: Service learning in a media literacy course. Teaching Journalism & Mass Communication, 3(2) 

Buchanan, Carrie. (2012). Reforming J101: Establishing an online presence. Teaching Journalism & Mass Communication, 1(1) 

Buchanan, Carrie. (2010). A changing sense of place in Canadian newspapers, 1894-2005. PhD diss. Carleton Unviersity, Ottawa, Canada. 

Buchanan, Carrie. (2009b). Canada (modern). In Christopher H. Sterling, Ed. The encyclopedia of journalism. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.  (This article is not available for download.)

Buchanan, Carrie. (2009a). Sense of place in the daily newspaper. Aether: The Journal of Media Geography 4(March), 62-84 

Eid, Mahmoud and Carrie Buchanan. (2005). North America: Multiplying media in a dynamic landscape. First Monday 10(11) https://www.academia.edu/1212155/North_America_Multiplying_media_in_a_dynamic_landscape

2. Panels, conference papers and presentations


At the March 8-9, 2019, Regional Conference, Society of Professional Journalists, at Cleveland State University, which I co-chaired, overall: 

  • Buchanan, Carrie (moderator). Super Session: “Crime Podcasting.” With panelists Amber Hunt and Amanda Rossman, Cincinnati Enquirer, hosts of the “Accused” podcast, and Rebecca Maurer, attorney, author of the “SerialLand” blog about the podcast “Serial.”

  • Buchanan, Carrie (moderator). “First Amendment Rights for Students.” With panelists Anup Kumar of Cleveland State University, Paul Kostyu of Ohio Wesleyan University, and Dane Claussen of Athena Study Abroad and Shanghai International Studies University.   

Clark, Richard and Buchanan, Carrie (discussion facilitators). “Facilitating and Including Adjunct Faculty.” At Faculty Conversations conference, Feb. 22-24, 2019 at John Carroll University. 

Buchanan, Carrie (moderator), Joseph Treaster, University of Miami; Kalen Churcher, Wilkes University; and Sonya DiPalma, USC Asheville. "Linking Science and Journalism." AEJMC Annual Conference, Aug. 5-8, 2018 in Washington, DC. This was part of a half-day preconference  on Aug. 5 by the Small Programs Interest Group. 

Buchanan, Carrie (moderator), Harry Boomer of WOIO Newschannel 5, Janet Cho and Olivera Perkins of The Plain Dealer. "Journalism: We Don't Fake It," panel produced by the Society of Professional Journalists, Press Club of Cleveland and Greater Cleveland Association of Black Journalists, co-hosted by John Carroll University's Department of Politicial Science and Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre, April 12, 2018, in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. 

Buchanan, Carrie (moderator), Colin Swearingen of John Carroll University's Department of Political Science, Ashley Bastock of NEO Sports Insiders, Dan Cooney of the PBS Newshour. "Seek Truth and Report It: A Guide to Getting Information," panel produced by the John Carroll campus chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists at John Carroll University, January 16, 2018. 

Clark, R. (moderator), Buchanan, C., Rawls, C., and Weigert, K. M. (2017) "Social Justice Begins at Home." Panel presentation at “Through the Eye of the Needle: Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education” conference of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, Seattle University, August 12, 2017, in Seattle, Washington.


Mendenhall, Doug (moderator) of Abilene Christian University, Israel Balderas of West Palm Beach University, Carrie Buchanan of John Carroll University, Jill Van Wyke of Drake University, Michael Ray Smith of Lee University. “Experiential Learning in Political Communication.” Part of a pre-conference workshop “Getting Out of the Classroom: Teaching Innovations for Journalism and Mass Communication” at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference on August 8, 2017, in Chicago.


Hess, Kristy of Deakin University (moderator). Carrie Buchanan of John Carroll University, Maria Holubowicz of Université Grenoble Alpes, Bryan Pirolli of the University of Arts London, Robert Washburn of Loyalist College, and Lenka Waschkova Cisarova of Masaryk University. “What is Local?” Panel at “Is No Local News Bad News?” conference at Ryerson University, June 3-4, 2017, in Toronto.

Doug Mendenhall, Abilene Christian (moderator); Carrie Buchanan, John Carroll University; Mary Jean Land, Georgia College & State; Cathy Yungmann, Cabrini College. (2016) "Helping Students Get Their Hands Dirty as Researchers: The Capstone Experience," pre-conference workshop panel on Student Research at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Buchanan, Carrie (moderator); Monica Robbins of WKYC television; Brie Zeltner of the Plain Dealer; Lydia Coutré of Crain’s Cleveland Business. Panel on "Healthy Journalism" with three prominent local journalists who cover the health beat. Produced by the Society of Professional Journalists,John Carroll Chapter in conjunction with the Cleveland Pro chapter, April 22, 2016, at John Carroll University. 

Buchanan, Carrie (moderator); Leila Atassi and Ryllie Danylko of Cleveland.com; Micki Byrne, general manager of WKYC; Tonya Strong-Charles, media relations director at John Carroll University. "Women in Cleveland Media" panel, co-produced by the Society of Professional Journalists, John Carroll campus chapter, Cleveland Pro chapter, and Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts, March 8, 2016, at John Carroll University. 

Buchanan, Carrie (moderator); Joe Cimperman, Cleveland City Council Member; Mansfield Frazier, radio host of "The Forum" on WTAM, columnist in CoolCleveland.com and The Cleveland Leader, and director of Neighborhood Solutions; Chris Esparza-Rivero, 3rd year law student at University of Akron Law School; and Ryllie Danylko, crime reporter for the Northeast Ohio Media Group. "Police Force and the Media." Panel at John Carroll University, co-sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists and the Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts, April 22, 2015, at John Carroll University.  See video on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/gLSnWdb17Lw and be sure to look for Parts 2, 3 and 4. 

Schaffer, Jan (chair), Lisa A. Phillips, Carrie Buchanan, Robert Washburn, Brenda O’Farrell and Ross Connelly. (2014). “Hyperlocal News on Both Sides of the Border.” Panel of academics and professional journalists at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, August 8, in Montreal, Canada. 

Buchanan, C. (chair), Eun-Jeong Han, Barbara Freeman and Kirsten Kozolanka. (2013). “Citizen Journalism and its Antecedents.” Panel at the conference “The Communication Galaxy: Discoveries, Boundaries, and Opportunities,” of the Global Communication Association, November 23, 2013, at Saint Paul University in Ottawa, Canada. My own paper was entitled “A NWICO By Other Means?”


Buchanan, C. and M.O. Finucane. (2013). “Service Learning in a Media Literacy Course,” presented as part of a panel chaired by Michael Longinow, also with Michael Ray Smith, Donald Allport Bird and Carolyn Kim. Sponsored by the Small Programs Interest Group and Community Journalism Interest Group, at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference in Washington, D.C., August 8, 2013.

Buchanan, C., M.O. Finucane (chair), T. Masterson, L. Flaherty, M. Thornton and M. McAndrew. (2013). “Expanding Frontiers in Teaching and Academia.” Panel at the conference “On Fire at the  Frontiers: The Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Education” August 3, 2013, at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.


Buchanan, C. (2012) “Learning to Count.” Panel presentation on “Making the Transition from Newsroom to Academia” with several other members of the Small Programs Interest Group, at the Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) 100th Anniversary Conference, Chicago, August 9-12.


Buchanan, C. (2012) "Connecting students with the community: Using journalism students to teach media literacy in local schools." Panel with Brent Brossman, moderator, Sara Stashower, Brian Brossman and Joshua Brossman. At Central States Communication Association Connecting in Cleveland conference, Cleveland, Ohio, March 28-31.


Buchanan, C., J. Burry and E. Stark (2011) "Politics, public policy and the press." Panel moderated by myself, with two student presenters, at Celebration of Scholarship conference, John Carroll University, March 28-31.


Buchanan, C. (2010) "Citizen Journalism." Panel with three local online news publishers whose writers and editors are unpaid amateurs known as “citizen journalists”: Jim O’Bryan, co-founder of the Observer chain of hyperlocal newspapers in the Cleveland area, which started with the Lakewood Observer; Deanna Bremer Fisher, MBA, publisher/editor of the Heights Observer in Cleveland Heights and University Heights; and Betsy Voinovich, publisher of the then-new Collingwood Observer. At the Society of Professional Journalists’ Region 4 spring conference, Rise up in Cleveland, April 9-10. http://spjclevelandregion4.eventbrite.com/


Buchanan, C. (2009) "Locality in the newspaper era." Paper presented at the Union for Democratic Communication Annual Conference, Buffalo, N.Y., May 28-31.


Buchanan, C. (2008). "Newspapers and the construction of local identity: the Toronto Star and Ottawa Citizen as case studies." Paper presented at the 22nd annual Two Days of Canada conference, Connecting Through Media History, St. Catharines, Ontario, November 6-7.


Buchanan, C. (2007c). "Glocalizing the newspaper." Paper presented at the Union for Democratic Communications Annual Conference, Vancouver, B.C., October 25-27.


Buchanan, C. (2007b). "Making places public: The changing role of the metropolitan newspaper in constructing locality."  Paper presented at the Canadian Communications Association Annual Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 30-June1.

Buchanan, C. (2007a). "Challenges in interdisciplinary research: A few words of caution." Paper presented at The Future of Communication Studies: Toward a Critical Remapping of the Filed, the first annual conference of the Communication Graduate Caucus of Carleton University's School of Journalism & Communication. Carleton University. Ottawa, March 15-16. 

Buchanan, C. (2006b). "Sense of Place in Metropolitan Newspapers." Paper presented at the Canadian Communications Association Annual Conference, Toronto, June 1-3.


Buchanan, C. (2006a). "Newspapers and the Local Sense of Place." Paper presented at Popular Culture and the Local: An interdisciplinary conference exploring questions of popular culture and local identity. Brock University, St. Catharines, Ont., May 12-13.

Buchanan, C. (2004). "Out of context: The decontextualization of news stories." Paper presented at the Canadian Communications Association Annual Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


Buchanan, C. (2003). "Decontextualization: Decreasing visual context in news photographs." Paper presented at the Canadian Communications Association Annual Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia.