Category Archives: communication

Headed to AEJMC next week? Here are five books to keep on your radar as you peruse the exhibit hall: 1. Interactive Journalism: Hackers, Data, and Code By Nikki Usher “In Interactive Journalism, Nikki Usher skillfully answers three questions rarely addressed at the … Continue reading

Bilge Yesil, author of Media in New Turkey: The Origins of an Authoritarian Neoliberal State appeared on Democracy Now! last week to weigh in on the Turkish referendum, whether Turkey will become a dictatorship, and Erdogan’s policies in the context of his book. … Continue reading

An excerpt from the new book The Media Commons: Globalization and Environmental Discourses, by Patrick D. Murphy. ….Integrated media systems promote the pursuit of wasteful cultural practices and ecologically unsustainable lifestyles by presenting an imaginistic and informational confluence of codes … Continue reading

March 28 marks the date of a historic moment in the history of comedy. On that date in 1948, Jack Benny’s popular radio show aired one of the great exchanges in the long history of that beloved program: Mugger: Your … Continue reading

In recent years, China’s leaders have taken decisive action to transform information, communications, and technology (ICT) into the nation’s next pillar industry. In Networking China, Yu Hong offers an overdue examination of that burgeoning sector’s political economy. Hong focuses on … Continue reading

Back before the FBI was accused of throwing elections, it kept immense files on all sorts of American citizens. Many of these suspicious characters worked as public intellectuals, a class of people regarded in some circles as, by definition, subversive. John … Continue reading

One might be forgiven for thinking that, given current political trends, a new public affection for censorship is in the offing. After all, history shows that the Americans who loudly proclaim their dedication to liberty seem to most enjoy that … Continue reading

Excerpted from Six Minutes in Berlin: Broadcast Spectacle and Rowing Gold at the Nazi Olympics, by Michael J. Socolow A few hours later, with the Germans having already compiled one of the most impressive regatta records in Olympic history, Riefenstahl’s … Continue reading

The Olympics and geopolitics have gone hand-in-hand since the modern Games emerged in 1896. Michael J. Socolow’s new book examines one of the most controversial Olympiads of all time through the lens of emerging technology and an American rowing team … Continue reading

Mwenda Ntarangwi is an associate professor of anthropology at Calvin College. He recently answered some questions about his book The Street Is My Pulpit: Hip Hop and Christianity in Kenya. Q: Your book explores the Kenyan music scene through the lens of … Continue reading