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Mary McGuire joined the School in 1990 and has taught a range of broadcast, online and multimedia journalism courses in both the undergraduate and graduate journalism program. Before joining the faculty she spent more than a decade at CBC Radio, as a reporter, news director, documentary producer and trainer. She also spent a year working for a daily newspaper in Whitehorse and freelancing for a number of Canadian dailies.
She co-authored The Internet Handbook for Writers, Researchers and Journalists, and has written a number of book chapters for various reporting textbooks. She has given training workshops to journalists across Canada and the U.S. through the CBC, The Canadian Association of Journalists, National Public Radio in the U.S. and the American Press Institute.
Professor McGuire has won three teaching awards, including the University’s Teaching Achievement Award in 2008.
Her latest research interests include the impact of new media technologies on journalism, specifically the use of Twitter to cover high-profile court cases.