I teach in the areas of journalism and media studies. I am faculty advisor to The Griffin at Chestnut Hill College. I believe in journalistic practice that is committed to truth-telling from the perspective of advancing social justice, critically analyzing social power, and examining the dynamics of cultural practices and technological formations. I also believe in the study of media as the study of both power over the conditions of media practices and the cultural power of the products of those practices.
My research examines media industries, media economics, and media policies. Media industries continue to have a powerful role in shaping communication and culture, so it is crucial to understand how they operate and develop. My current focus is on media industries in the “attention economy”: I am seeking to understand the ways in which industries capitalize on attention, treating it as a source of value and object of control.
I have a Ph.D. in Media Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder, an M.A. in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of La Verne.
I was a postdoctoral scholar at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Paris 8, and a COMPASS Fellow in Communication Policy. I have taught at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, New York University, Temple University, Ursinus College, Baruch College, and the University of La Verne.
After earning my B.A. in journalism, I spent six years as a newspaper sports reporter, copy editor, and designer in Los Angeles. My sports reporting highlights include covering the 2003 Stanley Cup Finals. I was the Anaheim Ducks beat reporter for the 600,000-circulation Los Angeles Newspaper Group.