In Fall 2017 I joined the Department of Communication faculty at University of Washington as the Mary Laird Wood Professor. 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.
Before joining the faculty at University of Washington, I was an associate professor in the Media, Film and Journalism and Emergent Digital Practices programs at University of Denver. 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 adruss at uw dot edu.