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Neill Fitzpatrick

Assistant Professor, Journalism & Communications, MacEwan University

I was a journalist for 30+ years at the local and national level in Canada before entering academia full time in 2016. I teach a variety of journalism courses and conduct research into media manipulation as well as news fatigue and news avoidance. My latest research is entitled: "No News is Not Good News: The Implications of News Fatigue and News Avoidance in a Pandemic World". It's scheduled to be published in an upcoming edition of the Athens Journal of Mass Media and Communications.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor - Journalism & Communications, MacEwan University


  • 2008 
    Royal Roads University , MA Professional Communications


  • 2018
    Media Manipulation 2.0: The Impact of Social Media on News, Competition, and Accuracy, Athens Journal of Mass Media & Communications