Selected Book Reviews

Rodney Benson. 2018. Review of Jeffrey Alexander et al., eds., The Crisis of Journalism Reconsidered (Cambridge, 2016), Contemporary Sociology, 47, 1: 38-40.

Rodney Benson. 2018. Review of Julia Cagé, Saving the Media (Harvard, 2016), Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly (first published online March 28. DOI: 10.1177/1077699018766516): 1-2.

Rodney Benson. 2017. Review of Jairo Lugo-Ocando, Blaming the Victim: How Global Journalism Fails Those in Poverty (Pluto Press, 2015), Contemporary Sociology, 45, 4: 473-475.

Rodney Benson. 2015. Review of Erik Albæk, Arjen Van Dalen, Nael Jebril, and Claes H. De Vreese, Political Journalism in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2014), International Journal of Press/Politics, 20, 4: 502-505.

Rodney Benson. 2011. Review of Tamara Chaplin, Turning on the Mind: French Philosophers on Television (University of Chicago Press, 2007), French Politics, Culture, and Society 29, 1: 142-145.

Rodney Benson. 2011. Review of Clifford Christians et al., Normative Theories of the Media (University of Illinois Press, 2009). Journalism, 12: 923-925.

Rodney Benson. 2005. Review of Pablo Boczkowski, Digitizing the News: Innovation in Online Newspapers (MIT Press, 2004). New Media & Society, 7: 854-857.

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Recent Presentations

Challenging the ‘New Descriptivism’: Restoring Explanation, Evaluation, and Theoretical Dialogue to Communication Research: Remarks at the Qualitative Political Communication Pre-Conference, International Communication Association Seattle, May 22, 2014

Is Narrative Enough? Immigration and the Genres of Journalism: Invited Talk at Columbia University School of Journalism, Communications Colloquium, March 7, 2014, New York

ASA Talk: Toward a Sociology of Media Ownership Power: American Sociological Association Annual Conference, August 13, 2013, New York

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Misc

Rodney Benson. 2016 (in press). Pierre Bourdieu. International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy, (Wiley), ed., Klaus Bruhn Jensen.

Rodney Benson and Tim Wood. 2015. Mass Media: Oxford Bibliographies Online

Rodney Benson. 2013. “Culture Meets Media… Media Rising.ASA Culture Section Newsletter (December) 26, 3: 20-22.

Rodney Benson. 2008. “Normative Theories of Journalism.” The Blackwell International Encyclopedia of Communication, ed., Wolfgang Donsbach: 2591-2597.

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