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Ph. D., University of Texas
Introduction to Electronic Media
Introduction to Media Industries
Media and Popular Culture
Popular Music as Communication
Topics in Media Effects
Issues in Public Broadcasting
Theories of Public Communication
Dr. McCourt’s research interests include the history of media, communication technology, music and cultural studies, with particular focus on the relationship of technology to the public sphere. He has recently completed a documentary film, Drop City, with Joan Grossman. (www.dropcitydoc.com).
Digital Music Wars: Ownership and Control of the Celestial Jukebox. Rowman and Littlefield, 2006 (with Patrick Burkart).
Conflicting Communication Interests in America: The Case of National Public Radio. Praeger, 1999.
“Customer Relationship Management: Automating Fandom in Music Communities,” in Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World, Routledge, 2007 (with Patrick Burkart).
“The Economics of the Recording Industry,” in Media Economics: Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition. Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004 (with Eric Rothenbuhler).
“Radio Redefines Itself: 1947-1962,” in Radio Reader, ed. Michelle Hilmes and Jason Loviglio. New York: Routledge, 2001 (with Eric Rothenbuhler).
“Collecting Music in the Digital Realm.” Popular Music and Society 28 (2); May 2005.
“Infrastructure for the Celestial Jukebox.” Popular Music 23 (3), 2004 (with Patrick Burkart).
“Burnishing the Brand: Todd Storz and the ‘Total Station Sound,” The Radio Journal – International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media 2 (1), 2004 (with Eric Rothenbuhler).
“When Creators, Corporations, and Consumers Collide: Napster and the Development of On-line Music.” Media, Culture and Society 25 (3), 2003 (with Patrick Burkart)
“National Public Radio” and “The iTunes Effect,” in Battleground: The Media, Greenwood Publishing, 2008.
“Music on Television.” The Encyclopedia of Television, 2nd edition, Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004.
“Minnesota Public Radio,” “Public Radio International” and “Community Radio,” in The Encyclopedia of Radio. Routledge, 2003.