Communications and Information
on Communications and Information
An Unexpected Crisis: The News Media in Post-Industrial Democracies," in John Lloyd and Janice Winter (eds.), Media, Politics and the Public (Stockholm: Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation, 2011), 21-29. Shorter German version:
"Die Unerwartete Krise der Vierten Gewalt," Transit [Vienna] (Fall 2011), 170-173.
"The Manichean World of Timothy Wu," American Prospect (July-August 2011), 63-66.[Review of The Master Switch.]
"Governing in the Age of Fox News," The Atlantic (January-February 2010).
"Goodbye to the Age of Newspapers (Hello to a New Era of Corruption)"
The New Republic, March 4, 2009, 28-35.
"Democratic Theory and the History of Communications,"
in Barbie Zelizer, ed., Explorations in Communications and History (Routledge, 2008), 34-44.
"The Great Telecom Implosion," The American Prospect (September 9, 2002), 20-24.
"The Electronic Commons," The American Prospect (March 27-April 10, 2000), 30-34.
"Cyberpower and Freedom," The American
Prospect no. 33 (July-August 1997): 6-9.
"Smart Technology, Stunted Policy: Developing Health
Information Networks," Health Affairs 15 (May-Jun
"Computing Our Way to
Educational Reform, " The American Prospect no.
27 (July-August 1996): 50-59.
"Seductions of Sim: Policy as a Simulation Game,"
The American Prospect, no. 17 (Spring 1994), 19-29.
"Social Categories and Claims in the Liberal State," Social Research 59 (Summer 1992): 263-95; different version
published in Mary Douglas and David Hull, eds., How Classification Works: Nelson Goodman Among the Social Sciences (Edinburgh
University Press, 1992), 154-79.
"The Sociology of Official Statistics," in Alonso and Starr, eds.,
The Politics of Numbers.
"Who Will Have the Numbers? The Rise of the Statistical Services
Industry and the Politics of Public Data," with Ross Corson, in
Alonso and Starr, eds., The Politics of Numbers.
"The Electronic Reader," Daedalus (Winter 1983).
"Transforming the Libraries," Change, November 1974.
Reviews and Short Articles
"Tomorrow Today"[online: "Nate Silver and the Future of Prediction"] The New Republic (December 31, 2012).
"Bad News for the News," IWM Post [newsletter of the Institute for the Human Sciences, Vienna], September-December 2010, 5
"The Liberal State in a Digital World," Governance 23 (January 2010), 1-6.
"Are We on Track for a Golden
Age of Serious Journalism?" A debate with Steven Johnson. Prospect Magazine [U.K.], May 2009.
"Revolution Amid Recession" The
American Prospect (May 2009), 3.
"Freedom's Future Online,"
The American Prospect (July-August, 2008), 38-41. Review of The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It by Jonathan Zittrain.
"Political Networking," Technology Review, April 2005.
"Check and Balance" The American Prospect (July 2004).
"Reclaiming the Air," The American Prospect 15 (March 2004), 57-60.
"A License for Power," The American Prospect (May 2003).
"Parodies Lost," The American Prospect (June 4, 2001).
"A Nation of Numbers Watchers," Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1985, with
Review of Patricia Cline Cohen, A Calculating People: The Rise of
Numeracy in Early America, in The New Republic, February 13, 1984.
"The Political Economy of National Statistics," Items, Bulletin of
the Social Science Research Council (September 1982), with William
Reports and Testimony
Testimony before the New Jersey Legislative Task Force on Public Broadcasting," September 14, 2010.
"A Future for Public Media in New Jersey: How to Create a New Basis for Public Radio, TV, and Online Media in One of American Journalism's Worst Covered States" (with Scott Weingart and Micah Joselow), New Jersey Policy Perspective, August 2010.
Statement to the Federal Communications Commission Workshop on the Future of Media and Information Needs of Communities, March 4, 2010.
"The Future of News,"Princeton University`s Center for Information Technology Policy, May 14, 2008.
on "The Design of Influence: How Images and Words Sway Minds," Philoctetes Center, New York City, October 23, 2008.
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