Book: Meanings of Trump News

I have several projects underway that focus on the role of the press and the power of the press in the eyes of the new president, including editing a book for the Routledge Research in Journalism series, titled The Trump Presidency, Journalism, and Democracy. The book will be published in Spring 2018. I am also presenting a paper “What’s fake and why?: A theoretical landscape of discourse about ‘fake news'” at the 2017 Future of Journalism Conference, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, September 14-15.

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Media Control: Now in Paperback

My book, Media Control: News as an Institution of Power and Social Control (Bloomsbury) has been released in paperback. Take a look at it here.

Through a rearticulation of previous media studies research and empirical inquiry, Media Control argues that the journalistic community aligns itself so closely with the power elite that journalists operate as police agents, conduct surveillance for both governments and business, and, through the news, promote white ideologies – all under the mandates and guise of the Fourth Estate.

Read a review of the book here.

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Art: Exploring the “Unseen” of Data

My students will be exhibiting their work that highlights the art of data visualization and virtual reality at Art+Hack+Data in Miami this fall. Including wall-size projections of sea level rise that highlight the beauty within data presentations and in environmental change, despite the threats of the latter.

The weekend event will then be displayed in Wynwood’s Bakehouse Art Complex for about a month.

Similar student work appeared in “A Sea Change,” a multi-disciplinary theatre experience I produced this spring.

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