research papers and reports

bibliography: Q-methodology in audience research

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recent conference papers

Hybrid innovation in digital news and higher education: the case of The Conversation Canada (with S. Rashid).

Audience Perceived Value of a Public Service Broadcaster: the case of CBC’s English-language services (with M.V. Freedman and F. Zeller)

How Does Innovation Contribute to Relationship Value in Social Media Platform Partnerships? (with D. Smith, D. Nieborg, and L. Godoy)

recent publications

Watchtime Canada: how YouTube connects creators and consumers (with I. Berkowitz and H. Smith)

Cultural Policy in the time of Digital Disruption: the case of Creative Canada (with E. Zboralska)

Charles H. Davis, Ph.D.
Professor, RTA School of Media
The Creative School
Ryerson University*
Toronto, Canada

Welcome to my website. I am a professor in Ryerson Unversity's RTA School of Media (Faculty of Communication & Design) and I hold the ES Rogers Sr Research Chair in Media Management and Entrepreneurship.

My teaching and research interests have to do with innovation management and policy in the creative and IT industries. I am broadly interested in demand for experience goods, and I am currently working on projects having to do with audiences and mediated consumption, often in connection with Ryerson's Audience Lab. I am also interested in media policy and platformization; innovation in media industries; and entrepreneurs, small firms in creative industries, and 'mediatization' of micro firms.

Research publications are available here.

My recent graduate and undergraduate teaching includes courses on audiences, media management, new product development, political economy of media industries, media innovation, and media entrepreneurship.

I teach in Ryerson's MA in Media Production program, in the Ryerson/York MA/PhD program in Communication and Culture, and in Ryerson's MBA/MSc in Management of Technology and Innovation program.

In 2021-2022 I am on sabbatical. From 2011 to 2021 I served as Associate Dean for Scholarly Research and Creative Activities (SRC) in The Creative School (formerly the Faculty of Communication & Design). SRC involves value creation by producing, publishing, curating, exhibiting, or performing original work.

You can find me in The Catalyst in the Rogers Communications Centre

Rogers Communications Centre, 80 Gould Street, Toronto, Canada, M5B 2K3.
Tel. (416) 979-5000 x. 557866, fax (416) 979-5203, email: c5davis :a:t: ryerson.ca

*Renaming of the University is underway.