Making Matters

Making Matters Speaker Series – Schedule of Events Presented by the Faculty of Information & Media Studies at Western University All events open to the public. Making Matters explores knowledge and expression in a range of forms, from song, birdcalls … Read More


The Faculty of Information & Media Studies (FIMS) at Western University is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about media, communications and information technologies. Across our various programs, we foster two key capacities in our students: the ability to think … Read More

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Podcast: So What? Why LIS Research Matters

Started in spring 2018 with a launch planned for fall 2018, So What? is a podcast about library and information science research and why it matters. So What? is created and produced by students at the Faculty of Information and … Read More

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MIT’s El Salvador Course featured on CBC

MIT’s own, unique, new, and immersive learning experience in El Salvador has been featured on CBC. Read the full article here or listen below MIT 3953G- Special Topics in MIT: El Salvador: Mining, Agro Toxics and Environmental Crisis with Professor A. Grzyb This … Read More

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Labour Laws Historically Out of Tune with Musicians

By Aniruddho Chokroborty-Hoque, originally published on Western News In 2010, pop musician Kesha began an ultimately failed three-year legal fight with her two producers, Lukasz Gottwald and David Sonenberg, over exclusive rights to her singing services and song catalogue. “The question … Read More

What Tell-All Crime Reporting Says About Us

By Aniruddho Chokroborty-Hoque, Originally published on Western News Imagine being accused of a crime ­– or being found guilty of one. Depending on where you live, your future may be determined by what – and how much – the news media … Read More

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Be a Person First, A Journalist Second

Nelanthi Hewa is a student in the Master of Media in Journalism & Communication program at Western. This essay won the Haak Saan Responsible Journalism Scholarship, established to promote and enhance social justice, peace and harmony, by encouraging highly responsible … Read More