Soon to be released from Cambridge University Press: Young People and the Future of News, written by me and Regina Marchi of Rutgers University. Here’s the back jacket copy:
Young People and the Future of News traces the practices that are evolving as young people come to see news increasingly as something shared via social networks and social media rather than produced and circulated solely by professional news organizations. The book introduces the concept of connective journalism, clarifying the role of creating and sharing stories online as a key precursor to collective and connective political action. At the center of the story are high school students from low-income minority and immigrant communities who often feel underserved or misrepresented by mainstream media but express a strong interest in politics and their communities. Drawing on in-depth field work in three major urban areas over the course of ten years, Young People and the Future of News sheds light on how young people share news that they think others should know about, express solidarity, and bring into being new publics and counter-publics.
Examining contemporary youth media practices of proto-political and political communication and activism, this book will be of interest to college instructors and their students, scholars of media and democracy, youth workers, parents, media activists, and community activists.
Upcoming speaking engagements:
Penn State’s 25th Symposium on Family Issues: Monday, October 23 (Lynn)
Association of Internet Researchers, Tartu Estonia, October (Lynn)
National Communication Association, Dallas TX: November 16-19 (Regina)
University of Haifa (pending 2018)
Lund University (pending 2018)
International Communication Association, Prague, May 2018