Tyler Nagel

Associate faculty

Communication & 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. He is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Groningen, where his research examines the emergence of news deserts in Canada – communities that no longer have news media of any sort.


Master of Business Administration

Royal Roads University

Bachelor of Commerce

Athabasca University