About

I am an associate professor at the University of Denver with a joint appointment in the Emergent Digital Practices program and the Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies. I am also Media, Film & Journalism Studies Graduate Director.  My research and teaching focus on the digital-age evolution of activist communication and journalism. My most recent book, Journalism as Activism: Recoding Media Power explores the ways the relationship between digital journalism and digital activism has shaped coverage of the online civil liberties movement, the Occupy movement, and the climate change movement. My 2011 book, Networked: A Contemporary History of News in Transition, examines the evolving values and practices of journalism.

In the spring and summer of 2015 I was a visiting Senior Fellow in the Department of Media and Communication at London School of Economics and Political Science. Before joining the faculty at University of Denver, I was a research fellow at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Center for Communication. Before that I spent three years as an assistant professor in the at the American University of Paris. I hold a Ph.D. from Indiana University, a M.S. from Stanford University, and a B.A. from University of California Santa Cruz. Here is a link to my CV. You can email me at adrienne.russell at du dot edu.