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.


Selected Presentations

Response to University of Chicago Stigler Center Report on Digital Platforms: Subcommittee on News Media Industry, May 16, 2019

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



Rodney Benson. 2016. 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.