New Article: Researcher Identity in Ethnographic Study

I recently published an article in Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture that considers the place of identity in ethnographic research. Stemming from my dissertation research on community media in Nairobi’s slums, I wanted to do some self-reflection to consider how my…

New Article: Participatory Culture in Kenya

Melissa Tully and I have a new article out in Critical Studies in Media Communication about the one and only Makmende. If you’re not familiar with Makmende, you should watch this video immediately. Melissa and I were both in Kenya…

New Article: Community Journalism in Kibera

I have a new article in Journalism Practice about the difficulties of doing community journalism in places like Kibera. The article is titled “‘I Wish They Knew that We are Doing This for Them’: Participation and resistance in African community journalism” and…

New Chapter: Media Authorship in Kibera

I’m beyond excited to have a chapter in the new volume A Companion to Media Authorship, edited by Jonathan Gray and Derek Johnson. The chapter, “Telling Whose Stories? Re-examining Author Agency in Self-Representational Media in the Slums of Nairobi,” offers an overview of the…

New Article: Entertainment-Education and Online Cocreation

This is a belated notice, but Melissa Tully and I have a new article published in Television & New Media that looks at the Kenyan television show The Team and its online campaign to engage viewers in a discussion about national unity. Here’s…

American Remakes of British Television

DePaul University Assistant Professor Paul Booth and I just published the chapter “Translating the Hyperreal (Or How The Office Came to America, Made Us Laugh, and Tricked Us into Accepting Hegemonic Bureaucracy)” in the new book American Remakes of British…

Communication, Culture and Human Rights in Africa

I have a chapter in the just-published book Communication, Culture, and Human Rights in Africa (Bala A. Musa and Jerry Domotaub, editors). My chapter is called “Media Activism, Youth Culture and Human Rights Campaigns for the MTV Generation,” and it…

New Article in Mass Communication and Society

The article “Credibility in Context: How Uncivil Online Commentary Affects News Credibility” written by Kjerstin Thorson, Emily Vraga, and myself has just been published by Mass Communication and Society. Here’s the abstract: In the new media environment, hard news stories…

New article in Information, Communication & Society

Information, Communication & Society just published an article I co-authored with Kjerstin Thorson, Porismita Borah, Kang Namkoong, and Chirag Shah, titled “Youtube and Proposition 8: A case study in video activism.” Here’s the abstract: The present study uses California’s Proposition…