Announcement : New Open Access Journal Social Media and Society. Edited by Zizi Papacharissi!

Hello Culture Digitally Community!  Zizi Papacharissi, one of our esteemed contributors, has taken on the editorship of the open access journal Social Media and Society. Tarleton Gillespie and I, along with other members of our community, are on the editorial board and have made contributions to its inaugural issue, here.  We thank Zizi for her […]

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Boundaries of Journalism

Book Announcement and Excerpt: “Boundaries of Journalism”

Matt Carlson and Seth Lewis have just published Boundaries of Journalism: Professionalism, Practices and Participation, an edited collection on the study of boundary work and journalism, and part of the Shaping Inquiry in Culture, Communication and Media Studies series edited by Barbie Zelizer. Below is an excerpt from Matt’s introductory chapter, and further information can be found here as well […]

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free download of Postigo, The Digital Rights Movement (MIT Press, 2012)

If you’re interested in the research of Culture Digitally co-founder Hector Postigo, his excellent book The Digital Rights Movement: The Role of Technology in Subverting Digital Copyright (MIT press, 2012) has just been made available as free, downloadable PDF – unencumbered by DRM and protected under a CC-BY license, of course. So, if you are interested […]

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Facebook’s improved “Community Standards” still can’t resolve the central paradox

On March 16, Facebook updated its “Community Standards,” in ways that were both cosmetic and substantive. The version it replaced, though it had enjoyed minor updates, had been largely the same since at least 2011. The change comes on the heels of several other sites making similar adjustments to their own policies, including Twitter, YouTube, Blogger, […]

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