Dr. Nicole S. Cohen is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology at the University of Toronto Mississauga and holds a graduate appointment in the Faculty of Information. She is the author of Writers’ Rights: Freelance Journalism in a Digital Age (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016), which won the Gertrude J. Robinson Book Prize from the Canadian Communication Association in 2017. She is the co-author, with Greig de Peuter, of New Media Unions: Organizing Digital Journalists (Routledge 2020). Nicole researches in the area of political economy of communication, particularly labour and organizing in the media and cultural industries, media work and journalism. Her research has been published in South Atlantic Quarterly, The Communication Review, Canadian Journal of Communication Studies, Democratic Communique, and several edited books in communication studies. Nicole collaborates on the international SSHRC-funded project, Cultural Workers Organize.
2017 Gertrude J. Robinson Book Prize, Canadian Communication Association, for Writers’ Rights: Freelance Journalism in a Digital Age (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016)
Communication Workers of America/Canadian Association of Journalists Award for Labour Reporting, 2012