Jeff Pooley

Associate Professor of Media & Communication at Muhlenberg College (

Spanish Translation: Jeff Pooley’s “Investigaciones Sobre Los Medios de Información Deben Ser Actualizadas- Artículos Iterativos Para un Mundo Que Cambia Rápido”

Los estudiantes en mi clase de Medios Sociales se ríen a carcajadas cuando un artículo que estamos leyendo presenta a MySpace como objeto de. MySpace se presenta todo el tiempo, y también Dodgeball, Flickr, y Orkut. Se ríen cuando cuando hay una mención casual de Digg- que tuvo ciclos do éxito y fracaso. Yo los […]

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The Four Cultures: Media Studies at the Crossroads

In 1959, C.P. Snow famously decried the gap between the “two cultures”—the scientific and the humanist. Snow, a novelist and scientist, was disturbed by scientific illiteracy among the well-educated:“So the great edifice of modern physics goes up, and the majority of the cleverest people in the western world have about as much insight into it […]

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Media Scholarship Needs Updating: Iterative Article “Editions” for a Sped-Up World

The undergrads in my Social Media and the Self class laugh on cue whenever MySpace surfaces in the scholarly literature that we’re discussing. And MySpace appears all the time—as does Dodgeball, Flickr, and Orkut. Even the nods to Digg strike the students as hilarious—a whole fall-and-rise cycle later. I understand. It is a little ridiculous, […]

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