Bio (Tyler Nagel)

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Tyler Nagel


Associate Faculty


Communication and Culture


Tyler Nagel is a communications scholar with a focus on journalism. Teaching a variety of courses ranging from technical journalistic skills, to social media techniques, online storytelling, and portfolio development, he strives to blend traditional journalistic practice into contemporary online media. Nagel strongly believes in student-focused learning and employs teaching techniques that emphasize mentorship and collaboration over traditional lecture. As well as his teaching duties, Nagel has an active research program that includes community media, social media, fake news, misinformation and disinformation.


Nagel has taught post-secondary communications students for more than fifteen years. His work as a communications educator and scholar has roots in community newspapers in Alberta and the Northwest Territories, where he developed a respect for the news reporter and the vital societal role of local media. Active in the community, Nagel serves as vice-president of the Canadian Communications Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving the rich history of Canada’s broadcasting industry.


Nagel holds a Master of Business Administration from Royal Roads University (2012), where his organizational management project focused on business models for community newspapers in Canada. During his master’s work, Nagel received the SSHRC Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship. His undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Commerce (eCommerce major) from Athabasca University (2010).