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Research
DIGITAL SOCIETY PROJECT



The Digital Society Project is an ongoing research initiative led by McGannon Center Affiliated Scholar Dr. Mark Cooper.  The principel of ubiquitous access to an open communications network has been at the center of U.S. communications policy throughout its history. Reflecting this principle, preserving the basic institutional and and economic relations that have contributed to the immense success of the Internet are the primary objectives of the Digital Society Project.  This project seeks to extend Dr. Cooper's history of analysis and involvement to preserve these core values as the Public Switched Telephone Network transforms into the public digital communications network.  Research produced through the Digital Society Project thus far:

From the Public Switched Telephone Network to the Public Digital Communications Network [pdf]
By Mark Cooper, Affiliated Scholar, McGannon Center



McGannon Center Working Paper Series

The Algorithm as Institution: Toward a Theoretical Framework for Automated Media Production and Consumption [pdf]
Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center

An Alternative Methodological Approach to the Study of Diversity in Greek Television [
pdf]
By Andreas Masouras, Visiting Research Fellow, McGannon Center

The Programme Typology and its Association with the Study of Diversity and the Audience Viewing Figures: The Typological Strategy of the Greek Television Programme [pdf]
By Andreas Masouras, Visiting Research Fellow, McGannon Center

The Local People Meter, the Portable People Meter, and the Unsettled Law and Policy of Audience Measurement in the U.S. [pdf]
By Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center

The Future of Journalism and Public Media: Toward a Comprehensive Theory of Market Failure and Public Policy Responses [
pdf]
By Mark Cooper, Affiliated Scholar, McGannon Center
 

Persistent and Emergent Diversity Policy Concerns in an Evolving Media Environment:
Toward a Reflective Research Agenda [
pdf]
By Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center

Diversity 2.0: Rethinking Audiences, Participation, and Policies [
pdf]
By Minna Aslama, Visiting Research Fellow, McGannon Center & Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center

The Case for Title II: Handicapping the Next Network Neutrality Judicial Ruling [
pdf]
By Mark Cooper, Affiliated Scholar, McGannon Center

Technical Practice and Identity Work in Democratic Media Activism [pdf]
By Christina Dunbar-Hester, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University & Affiliated Scholar, McGannon Center

On Making Public Policy with Publicly Available Data: The Case of U.S. Communications Policymaking [pdf]
By Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center & Joe Karaganis, Program Director, Social Science Research Council

A Diversity Policy Model and Assessment: Debates and Challenges of [Media] Diversity [
pdf]
By Kim McCann, Visiting Research Fellow, McGannon Center

A Tale of Two Radios: Tracing Advocacy in a Deregulatory Milieu [pdf]
By Vibodh Parthasarathi & Supriya Chotani, Centre for Culture, Media, & Governance 


Navigating Producer-Consumer Convergence: Media Policy Priorities in the Era of User-Generated and User-Distributed Content [
pdf]
By Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center

Participation as Position and Practice: Rethinking Media Diversity and Policy in the Web 2.0 Era [
pdf]
By Minna Aslama, Visiting Research Fellow, McGannon Center 

Public Spheres, Networked Publics, Networked Public Spheres?: Tracking the Habermasion Public Sphere in Recent Discourse [pdf]
By Minna Aslama, Visiting Research Fellow, McGannon Center, & Ingrid Erikson, Research Fellow, Social Science Research Council

Rethinking Media Pluralism and Communicative Abundance [pdf]
By Kari Karppinen, Visiting Research Fellow, McGannon Center

Audience Measurement, the Diversity Principle, and the First Amendment Right to Construct the Audience [pdf]
By Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center

The Future of Journalism is not in the Past: Reframing the Debate Over how to "Save" Journalism [pdf]
By Mark Cooper, Research Fellow, McGannon Center

Policies of Inertia or Innovation? European Public Service in Transition from PSB to PSM [pdf]
By Minna Aslama, Social Science Research Council/McGannon Center

Revisiting "Mass Communication" and the "Work" of the Audience in the New Media Environment [pdf]
By Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center

The Rationalization of Audience Understanding [pdf]
By Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center

Paradoxes of Media Policy Analysis: Implications for Public Interest Media Regulation [pdf]
By Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center

Diversity as an Emerging Principle of Internet Governance [pdf]
By Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center

Toward a Model of Audience Evolution: New Technologies and the Transformation of Media Audiences [pdf]
By Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center

Issues and Challenges Facing Internet Governance: A Report from the 2007 Internet Governance Forum [pdf]
By Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center

Corporate Governance: The Revival of an Academic, Professional, and Policy Field [pdf]
By Juan Artero, University of Navarra, Visiting Research Fellow, McGannon Center

Consumer Brand Equity of the Media: The Value Perceptions of Professional Media Buyers [
pdf]
By Mart Ots, Jonkoping International Business School, Visiting Research Fellow, McGannon Center, & Per-Erik Wolff, Jonkoping International Business School

Public Interest Media Activism and Advocacy as a Social Movement: A Review of the Literature [pdf]
By Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center

Toward a Federal Data Agenda for Communications Policymaking [doc]
By Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center and Joe Karaganis, Social Science Research Council

Media Policy: An Overview of the Field. [pdf]
By Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center

Hyperlinking and the Forces of "Massification." [pdf]
By Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center

Newspaper/Television Cross-Ownership and Local News and Public Affairs Programming on Television Stations: An Empirical Analysis. [pdf]
By Michael Z. Yan, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

Bridging Cultural Policy and Media Policy in the U.S.: Challenges and Opportunities. [pdf]
By Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center

Necessary Knowledge for Communications Policy: Information Inequalities and Commercial Data Access and Usage in the Policymaking Process. [pdf]
By Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center and Michelle Seaton, Research Assistant, McGannon Center

Intellectual Scaffolding: On Peter Dahlgren's Theorization of Television and the Public Sphere. [doc]
By Minna Aslama, Visiting Research Fellow, McGannon Center

The Diversity Challenge: Changing Television Markets and Public Service Programming in Finland, 1993-2004 [doc]
By Minna Aslama, Visiting Research Fellow, McGannon Center

Ownership Concentration and Indecency: Is There a Link? [pdf]
By Jonathan Rintels, Director, Center for Creative Voices in Media and Philip M. Napoli, Director,McGannon Center

Access to Audiences as a First Amendment Right: Its Relevance and Implications for Electronic Media Policy [pdf]
By Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center and Sheea Sybblis, Research Assistant, McGannon Center

Media Ownership and the Diversity Index: Outlining a Social Science Research Agenda [pdf]
By Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center and Nancy Gillis, Research Assistant, McGannon Center

Audience Measurement and Media Policy: Audience Economics, the Diversity Principle,and the Local People Meter [pdf]
By Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center

When Law and Social Science Go Hand in Glove -- Usage and Importance of Local and National News Sources: Critical Questions and Answers for Media Market Analysis [pdf]
By Mark Cooper, McGannon Center Fellow

MarketCompetition, Station Ownership, and Local News andPublic Affairs Programming on Local Broadcast Television [pdf]
By Michael Yan (University of Michigan) and Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center

Media Economics and Media Policy: The Good and the Bad [pdf]
By Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center

 

Books  
MediaDiversityLocalismMedia Diversity and Localism: Meaning and Metrics (2006). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
By Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center 
Audience EconomicsAudience Economics: Media Institutions and the Audience Marketplace (2003). New York: Columbia University Press
By Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center 
   
By Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center   
Communications Research in Action: Scholar-Activist Collaborations for a Democratic Public Sphere (2011). New York: Fordham University Press.
By Minna Aslama & Philip M. Napoli

Audienc Evolution: New Technologies 
and the Transformation of Media Audiences
(2011). New York: Columbia University Press

By Philip M. Napoli, Director, McGannon Center






Rethinking Media Pluralism (2013). New York: Fordham University Press
By Kari Karppinen, University of Helsinki















Other Research

Media Research Hub

This extensive electronic resource, developed by the Social Science Research Council (a McGannon Center research partner) is a rapidly growing source of scholarship, event information, and individual and organizational background information for the entire communications policy research and advocacy fields. 

Public Interest Media Activism and Advocacy: An Annotated Bibliography [pdf]
This annotated bibliography was prepared in connection with the McGannon Center's working paper, Public Interest Media Activism and Advocacy as a Social Movement: A Review of the Literature.  This bibliography has been prepared as a resource for scholars, activists, policy professionals, and students interested in the field of media activism and advocacy, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Mapping Communication and Media Research in the U.S. [pdf]

This project, conducted by the Communication Reseach Center (CRC) at the University of Helsinki, constituted part of the research undertaken by theMcGannon Center's Visiting Research Fellow (and CRC research team member) Minna Aslama during her time at the McGannon Center.  This study is part of a larger series of studies examining the state of communications research in various countries around the world.

The Localism Principle in Communications Policymaking: An Annotated Bibliography [pdf]
This annotated bibliography was prepared in connection with the ongoing FCC proceeding investigating the state of broadcast localism in the United States.  This bibliography has been prepared as a resource for scholars, activists, policy professionals, and students interested in the meaning and function of localism in U.S. media regulation.

Media Diversity and Localism: Meaning, Metrics, and the Public Interest: Conference Report [pdf]
This detailed report is the outgrowth of a conference organized and hosted by the McGannon Center, with the support of the Ford Foundation, in December of 2003. The purpose of the conference was bring together an inter-disciplinary collection of scholars, along with policy professionals, industry representatives, activists, and advocates, to share research related to the process of developing rigorous metrics for measuring diversity and localism in the U.S. media system.

 

 

 


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