Assistant Professor of Communication and Multimedia Journalism
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.