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Gretchen King

Program:

Multimedia Journalism

Position:

Assistant Professor, Communication and Multimedia Journalism

Contact Data:

Email: gretchen.king@lau.edu.lb
Website: www.gretchenk.net
Office: Nicol Hall GOO1 - Ext: 1374
Beirut Campus

Degrees:

PhD, Communication Studies, 2016, McGill University, Canada
M.A., Anthropology, Syracuse University, 2002, Syracuse (USA)
B.A., Ethnomusicology, 1999, University of Washington, Seattle (USA)

  • Gretchen King is an award-winning community news and public affairs programmer. Previously News Coordinator at CKUT 90.3 FM for ten years (2001-2011), Gretchen was awarded the Community Radio “Legend”/Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 presented by the National Campus and Community Radio Association of Canada. She completed her PhD in Communication Studies at McGill University (2015) based on research she facilitated at Jordan’s first community radio station, Radio al-Balad 92.4 FM in Amman. Afterwards, Gretchen was a post-doctoral research fellow from 2016-2018 at the University of Ottawa where she is facilitated several projects related to community radio newsrooms and communication policy processes. During 2018, Gretchen served as a post-doctoral research fellow for the Canada Research Chair in Media Education and Human Rights at Université TÉLUQ in Montreal. Her work focuses on non-profit, Indigenous, and community media research, policy, teaching, and practice; journalism studies; critical audience studies; alternative media and community radio in the regions of North America, North Africa, and West Asia. She has helped to co-found numerous multimedia initiatives, such as the Independent Media Centre or IndyMedia.org, and community radio programs, including Aboriginal Day Celebrations, the Homelessness Radio Marathon, Radio Free Palestine, and GroundWire Community Radio News.

    Research Certificate, Graduate Seminar Series on Research presented by the Trenholme Dean of Libraries and the Dean of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies, McGill University (Canada), 2011.

    • King, Gretchen with Laith Marouf (2018). Radio Free Palestine: A model for cross-border solidarity broadcasting. World Forum of Free Media Publication. Intervozes: São Paulo. Retrieved from: https://www.ritimo.org/Radio-Free-Palestine-A-Model-for-Cross-Border-Solidarity-Broadcasting
    • King, Gretchen (2017). History of Struggle: The Global Story of Community Broadcasting Practices, or a Brief History of Community Radio. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture. 12(2), pp.18–36. Retrieved from: http://doi.org/10.16997/wpcc.227
    • King, Gretchen; Albinati, Chris; Khoo, Anabel; Moores, Candace; & Tunsistra-Harris, Jacky (2016). GroundWire: Growing Community News Journalism in Canada. In Gasher, Mike; Brin, Colette; Crowther, Christine; King, Gretchen; Salamon, Errol; & Thibault, Simon (Eds.), Journalism in Crisis: Bridging Theory and Practice for Democratic Media Strategies in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
    • Gasher, Mike; Brin, Colette; Crowther, Christine; King, Gretchen; Salamon, Errol; & Thibault, Simon (Eds.) (2016). Journalism in Crisis: Bridging Theory and Practice for Democratic Media Strategies in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
    • King, Gretchen (2015). Valuing community radio listeners: a story-telling approach for community media audience research. Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies, 12(2): 121-146. Retrieved from: http://www.participations.org/Volume%2012/Issue%202/7.pdf
    • King, Gretchen (2015). Community Radio as Civic Media: The case of Radio al-Balad 92.4 FM in Amman, Jordan. Case study the launch of the Civic Media Project and The Civic Media Reader. Scalar: MIT Press. Retrieved from: Retrieved from: http://civicmediaproject.org/works/civic-media-project/ommunityradioascivicmedia
    • King, Gretchen (2014). Speak2Tweet: Archiving the Egyptian Revolution? InCirculation, Volume 4, To Participate: Global and Spatial Perspectives published by the Department of Art History & Communication Studies, McGill University. Retrieved from: http://incirculation.ca/speak2tweet/
    • King, Gretchen (2012). Social Movement Media – CUTV in a Special Issue: Out of the mouths of “casseroles” for Wi: Journal of mobile media published by York and Concordia Universities. This article was cross-published by J-Source as CUTV: A media player in the Montreal student movement. Retrieved from: http://wi.mobilities.ca/wpcontent/uploads/2012/06/King_Gretchen_Social_Movements.pdf
  • Productions:

    • Technical Director for Radio Free Palestine 2018 hosted by CKUT 90.3FM in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. On Tuesday May 15th, 2018, the 70th anniversary of the ongoing Palestinian Nakbah and resistance to Israeli Apartheid, Radio Free Palestine aired 24 hours of programming from radio stations and producers across 5 continents. The full audio archive is available online: https://archive.org/details/RFP2018
    • Co-founder, coordinating member, and contributing producer for GroundWire Community Radio News. Since 2008, GroundWire is Canada's only collaborative, non-hierarchical, and participatory news program covering social justice beats and syndicated on over 20 radio stations. GroundWire is released every 2nd Monday: http://www.groundwirenews.ca/
    • Community Radio “Legend”/Lifetime Achievement Award. Presented by the National Campus and Community Radio Association.
    • Outstanding Achievement in Programming for Current Affairs or Magazine Show: “Off the Hour,” aired on CKUT-FM, Montreal. Awarded by the National Campus and Community Radio Association.
    • Outstanding Achievement in Programming for Special Programming: “Radio Free Palestine,” aired on CKUT-FM, Montreal. Awarded by the National Campus and Community Radio Association.
    • Standard Radio Awards for Excellence in Community Broadcasting for National Initiatives: “The Homelessness Marathon.” Awarded by the National Campus and Community Radio Association.