Research

Journal Articles

“The Business of News in the Attention Economy: Audience Labor and MediaNews Group’s Efforts to Capitalize on News Consumption.” Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism. doi:10.1177/1464884917719145.

“From Theorizing Digital Labor to Digital Class Struggle: Revisiting U.S. Communication Policy and the Political Economy of Communication.” International Journal of Communication. http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/700.

“The Old Media Business in the New: The Googlization of Everything as the Capitalization of Digital Consumption.” Media, Culture & Society 38 (2): 212-231. doi:10.1177/0163443715594036.

“Toward a Political Economy of ‘Audience Labour’ in the Digital Era.” tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique 12 (2): 713-734.

“Dialectical Method and the Critical Political Economy of Culture.” tripleC: Cognition, Communication, Co-operation 10 (2): 439-456.

“Democracy Against Capitalism: Interpreting Early U.S. Communication Policy.” Australian Journal of Communication 38 (3): 89-102.

“The Ideology of Uncritical U.S. Journalism: Its Political-Professional and Political-Economic Roots.” Media Research: Croatian Journal for Journalism and the Media 17 (1-2): 141-162.

Book Chapters

“Recovering Audience Labor from Audience Commodity Theory: Advertising as Capitalizing on the Work of Signification.” In Explorations in Critical Studies of Advertising, edited by James F. Hamilton, Robert Bodle, and Ezequiel Korin, pp. 42-53. Routledge, 2017.

“The Exploitation of Audience Labour: A Missing Perspective on Communication and Capital in the Digital Era.” In Reconsidering Value and Labour in the Digital Age, edited by Christian Fuchs and Eran Fisher, pp. 99-114. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

“Critical Political Economy of Communication and the Problem of Method.” In Marx and the Political Economy of Media, edited by Christian Fuchs and Vincent Mosco, pp. 260-283. Brill, 2015.

Working Papers

“Reviewing the Audience Commodity Debate to Begin Anew: Audience Labor from the Audience Commodity to Digital Labor.”

Work In Progress

Book in Development

The Political Economy of Attention. [Book proposal in development].

Journal Special Issue in Development

Method and Methodology in the Political Economy of Communication [Special issue in development, with co-editor Thomas Corrigan].

Article Manuscript in Progress

“Communication, Capitalism, and Attention: A Reconceptualization.”

“Capitalizing on Attention: Recognizing a Long Struggle for Control in Communication History”

Research in Progress

“YouTube and the Problem of the Attention Economy: From “Broadcast Yourself” to “Watch This!”

“The Struggle to Capitalize on Communication, The Struggle Against Communication as Capital? Amazon, Hachette, Authors United, and Readers United.”