“Can Journalism Save Democracy? Salvaging Public Trust in News Media,” by Megan Boler

Hot Off the Press! Boler’s news analysis on How Media Produced Trump just published by Truthout.org: “Can Journalism Save Democracy? Salvaging Public Trust in News Media” http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/40377-can-journalism-save-democracy-salvaging-the-us-public-s-trust-in-news-media This news piece reflects 3 months of my intensive analysis of news coverage and recent studies from think tanks and  watchdog orgs.  I aim to catalyze debate on questions largely […]

2016 Wrap: boler in media

Selected Media Appearances, 2016 On Air/Broadcast: Boler, M. Featured Expert, CBC News with Dwight Drummond, December 6, 2016 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/is-there-a-trump-effect-with-syrian-refugees-in-canada-1.3884454 Boler, M. Featured Expert, Effects of Social Protest Alberta@Noon CBC Radio One Calgary Thursday, November 17, 2016 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/programs/albertaatnoon/a-noon-for-thursday-november-17-2016-1.3855844 Featured Expert, CBC, The National News, “Facebook Decision to Restrict Fake News” November 16, 2016. Published News Analyses: Boler, M.Continue reading “2016 Wrap: boler in media”

From Truthiness to Post-Truth: Trumpiness and its Casualties, or, bye-bye to post-Enlightenment affect studies…

Many of us are struggling to make sense of the changing relationship of news media, collective emotions, public crisis of trust, and information warfare in this era of Trumpiness.  My new research brings together the studies I have pursued throughout my career. In this frightening historical and political moment, I am working hard to bring together my inquiriesContinue reading “From Truthiness to Post-Truth: Trumpiness and its Casualties, or, bye-bye to post-Enlightenment affect studies…”

Hot Off the Press:

Boler, Megan. “Feminist Politics of Emotions and Critical Digital Pedagogies: A Call to Action.” PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association of America 130.5 (2015): 1489 – 1496. DOI:10.1632/pmla.2015.130.5.1489 Boler, Megan. “Motivations of alternative media producers: Digital dissent in action.” The Routledge companion to alternative and community media. Ed. Chris Atton. Routledge, 2015. Recent publications from Professor Boler’s SSHRC-funded ResearchContinue reading “Hot Off the Press:”

“DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media” (MIT Press, 2014)

The publication of our edited collection from MIT Press DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media convened a book launch in March at USC in Los Angeles, hosted by Henry Jenkins Kjerstin Thorson and Mike Ananny from University of Southern California Civic Paths Research Group. The book then sparked a one-day symposium for the UK book launch of DIY Citizenship, convened byContinue reading ““DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media” (MIT Press, 2014)”

2014 publications, hot off the press!

Just out: 2nd Edition of Martha McCaughey’s groundbreaking book for “Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture.”  I am so pleased that Christina Nitsou and I were able to contribute a chapter! http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415709033 Other forthcoming and recent publications: Boler, M. and Christina Nitsou, Women Activists within the Leaderless Occupy Wall Street: Consciousness-Raising and Connective Action in Hybrid SocialContinue reading “2014 publications, hot off the press!”

On the road…

Busy time upcoming of travel and talks on recent research.  Heading this week to London as one of the invited keynotes for Social Media, the fourth international Transforming Audiences conference  In September, myself and two members of our Research Team (Averie Macdonald and Christina Nitsou) presenting at Social Media conference at Dalhousie University in Halifax. In October, I am presenting at theContinue reading “On the road…”

Megan Boler speaking at Osgoode Law School

Saturday May 11, Plenary Roundtable: Gender and Censorship 11.00 am – 12.15 pm Oakham Lounge Osgoode Law School Annual Conference, University of Toronto http://glsa.osgoode.yorku.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/final-sched.pdf Moderator: Savitri Gordian, LLM Candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School Panelists: Professor Lisa Taylor, Ryerson University Professor Megan Boler, University of Toronto Professor Lynda Lange, University of Toronto glsa.osgoode.yorku.ca http://www.meganboler.net/?p=1490

and if you’re in San Francisco

…come on down to the American Educational Research Associate conference (some 30,000 intl attendees!) and catch PI Dr Megan Boler discussing our SMRT research team’s preliminary findings on a panel titled “DIY Media & Youth Engagement.” WHEN: Saturday April 27 at 2:15 pm. WHERE: Building/Room: Grand Hyatt, Ballroom Level – Grand Ballroom West  http://tinyurl.com/c78aptk Dr. Boler’s talk,”From ApathyContinue reading “and if you’re in San Francisco”