Dr. McIntyre studies socially responsible forms of journalism, such as constructive journalism and solutions journalism — emerging approaches that aim to create more productive news stories that contribute to society’s well being. She co-edited a book on the subject titled "Reporting beyond the problem: From civic journalism to solutions journalism."
She also studies press freedom and journalism practice in East Africa. She has conducted fieldwork in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya and served as a Fulbright scholar in Rwanda during the 2018-19 academic year.
Lough, K., & McIntyre, K. (2021). A systematic review of constructive and solutions journalism research. Journalism, advance online publication.
McIntyre, K. & Sobel Cohen, M. (2021). Public Trust in State-Run News Media in Rwanda. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 98(3), 808-827.
McIntyre, K. (2020). ‘Tell me something good’: Testing the longitudinal effects of constructive news using the Google Assistant. Electronic News, 14(1), 37-54.
McIntyre, K. (2019). Solutions journalism: The effects of including solution information in news stories about social problems. Journalism Practice, 13(1), 16-34.
McIntyre, K., Dahmen, N., & Abdenour, J. (2018). The contextualist function: U.S. newspaper journalists value social responsibility. Journalism, 19(12), 1657-1675.
Reporting Beyond the Problem (AEJMC - Peter Lang Scholar sourcing Series) New Edition
by McIntyre Hopkinson (Co-Editor)