avatarDaniel Kreiss

Assistant Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

dkreiss@email.unc.edu

Digitalization and Digitization

Pleased to share a draft of an article Daniel Kreiss and I are working on for the upcoming International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy. We think this compliments some of the great work being done through the Digital Keywords Project—especially Digital and Analog. We would appreciate any comments you care to give!   ‘Digitization’ and ‘digitalization’ are two conceptual terms […]

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Political Prototypes: Why Performances and Narratives Matter

While it has received comparatively little attention in the literature, during the 2004 presidential cycle the most technically innovative campaign was the re-election bid of George W. Bush. With online precinct captain programs complementing the work of a massive field effort, integrated databases, an expansive voter file, and micro-targeting models, party staffers and consultants on […]

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Twitter Publics and Active Spectatorship

This post grows out of an ethnographic study of media production at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Two graduate students (Ph.D. student Laura Meadows and M.A. student John Remensperger) and I explicitly set out to re-create the sort of field observations of the production of media events that  Kurt Lang and Gladys Engel Lang conducted […]

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First Look! Daniel Kreiss, Taking Our Country Back: The Crafting of Networked Politics from Howard Dean to Barack Obama

My book, Taking Our Country Back: The Crafting of Networked Politics from Howard Dean to Barack Obama, was just published by Oxford University Press in the Oxford Studies in Digital Politics series edited by Andrew Chadwick.  I am honored to share my first excerpt with Culture Digitally, because so many of the people here were […]

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A Tale of Two Covers: Copyright and the Obama Campaign

My book, Taking Our Country Back: The Crafting of Networked Politics from Howard Dean to Barack Obama, was just published in the Oxford Studies in Digital Politics series edited by Andrew Chadwick. This was going to be the cover of the book, until the 2012 Obama campaign denied my request to use a screenshot from the […]

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