Author Archives: adriennerussell

The Many Realities of Media and Politics

I participated in a great Preconference on Qualitative Political Communication Research last week organized by the fabulous Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Matt Powers, Daniel Kreiss, and Dave Karpf.  Here is a brief response I gave to a set of papers on various political media realities. I’m calling it … Continue reading

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Special issue of Journalism: Practicing media activism, shaping networked journalism

The special issue of Journalism: Theory, Practice, Criticism I edited is out. Has been for months but I’m a terrible updater. The issue includes an article based on my research at the UN Climate summit in Durban, and great articles by … Continue reading

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National Conference on Media Reform Presentation: Being Media Competent

This is part of a panel on Digital Literacies for the 2013 Media Reform Conference in Denver. The best activists are impressively media competent people and communication innovators.  It’s my feeling, after years spent researching digital-era media and activist movements, … Continue reading

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The Popular in News

Here are comments I made at Cultural Studies and the Popular organized by Jayson Harsin and Mark Hayward at American University of Paris, June 1-2, 2011. Forces of Resistance and the Popular in the News I’d like to take up the … Continue reading

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Now available: Networked, a history of news in transition (read the intro here!)

Polity Press is releasing my book this month. Networked: A Contemporary History of News in Transition examines the changes taking place in journalism, the conditions that brought them about, and the characteristics shaping news now and in the future. I … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Journalism

Over Memorial Day weekend at the ICA conference in Boston I spoke on a panel about the purpose of journalism organized by Ted Glasser. Ted posed the question, “Does the recent and rapid computerization of communication invite a fundamental reconsideration … Continue reading

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Participatory Learning and “The Class”

On Friday Mike Wesch came to DU to participate in the Center for Teaching and Learning’s conference on Teaching and New Media. As always he gave a totally inspiring (and still somehow humble) talk about his collaborative approaches to teaching … Continue reading

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24/7 DIY Video Site Relaunched

While at the Annenberg Center I helped organize 24/7 A DIY Video Summit. The video24/7 site documenting the event relaunched this week and now includes video of the panels and presentations and downloadable high-res versions of the video programs. Thanks … Continue reading

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International Blogging is published

Thanks to Nabil and all of the fantastic contributors!

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the future of journalism

I contributed an essay on the future of journalism to the Spring issue of Journalism which is dedicated to celebrating the journal’s tenth anniversary. Of course everyone is weighing in on the topic these days, including this yesterday from Clay … Continue reading

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