Assistant Professor, Journalism
Contact InformationEmail: bgillespie[at]wlu[dot]ca
Phone: 519-756-8228 ext.5862
Office Location: OD 204
Office Hours: By appointment only during the spring and summer semesters
- Master of Arts-Integrated Studies in Cultural Studies, Athabasca University
- Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism, Ryerson University
Bruce Gillespie is an award-winning writer and editor. His work has appeared in a wide range of Canadian media, including Canadian Geographic, This Magazine, the National Post, Quill & Quire, Chatelaine and Saturday Night.
In the NewsCelli, Rita. (January 10, 2012). "Adoption stories." Ontario Today, CBC Radio.
Douglas, Ann. (April 10, 2012)."Adoption: Book explores stigma that remains for adopted children." The Toronto Star.
Pope, Danielle. (November 23, 2011). "Adopting a new view." Monday Magazine.
Rogers, Shelagh. (January 23, 2012). "Somebody's Child." The Next Chapter, CBC Radio.
Ruby, Michelle. (November 1, 2011). "New book tells moving tales of adoption." Brantford Expositor.
Tremonti, Anna Maria. (June 6, 2011). "Father dearest." The Current, CBC Radio.
Gillespie, B. (2012). "Building Bridges between Literary Journalism and Alternative Ethnographic Forms: Opportunities and Challenges." Literary Journalism Studies, 4(2): 67-79.
Gillespie, B. (2012). "Clickers in the classroom." J-Source. Canadian Journalism Foundation.
Gillespie, B. (2012). "'Why's This So Good?' No. 29: Andrea Curtis and the rhythm of mercy." Nieman Storyboard. Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.
Gillespie, B. and Van Luven, L. (Eds). (2011). Somebody's Child: Stories About Adoption. Victoria: TouchWood Editions.
Van Luven, L. and Gillespie, B. (Eds). (2008). Nobody's Father: Life Without Kids. Victoria: TouchWood Editions.
Recent Conference Papers and Presentations
"The Structure Puzzle: Helping students understand how to organize and structure research for a feature-length story." Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, August 9-11, 2012.
"Getting to Know You: Who Are Journalism Students?" Canadian Communication Association: University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, May 30-June 1, 2012.
"Building bridges between ethnography and literary journalism." Literary Journalism: The Power and Promise of Story, the Seventh International Conference for Literary Journalism Studies. Ryerson University, Toronto, May 17-19, 2012.
"Us vs. them: a discourse analysis of reporting about the Harper government and press freedom." Press Freedom in Canada: A Status Report on the 30th Anniversary of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Ryerson University, Toronto, March 8-9, 2012.
"Best practices for teaching feature writing." Canadian Communication
Association: Concordia University, Montreal, June 1-3, 2010.
"Rethinking the journalist-source relationship." Qualitatives 2010: Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford, May 13-15, 2010.
"Developing a critical pedagogy for journalism education." Canadian Communication Association: Carleton University, Ottawa, June 28-29, 2009.Scholarly Activities
Articles Editor and Co-Editor, Journal of Integrated Studies (2009-2011).
JN/MX101: Reporting and Writing I
JN204: Journalism Law and Ethics
JN310: Advanced Interviewing and Reporting
JN312: News Writing & Copy-editing
JN340: Magazine Writing
JN360: Advanced Writing & Reporting I
JN408: The Freelance Journalist
JN410: Directed Study in Literary Journalism
JN423: Journalism Project
JN/HR206: The Margin and the Mainstream
MX201: Media and Modernity