Department of Communication and Media Studies,
Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458
1986 Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Dissertation Title: The United States Press Coverage of Conflict in the Third World: The Case of El Salvador
1980 Master of Arts, University of California, Irvine
Department of Social Sciences, Major: Sociology of Media
1974 Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude, University of California, San Diego
Special Project: Anthropology & Primitive Art History
Battleground: The Media, Vols. 1&2. (2008.) Robin Andersen and Jonathan Gray, editors. Westport, CT: Praeger. 2008. Authored 7 entries.
A Century of Media, A Century of War. (2006) New York: Peter Lang USA
Critical Studies in Media Commercialism. (2000) Robin Andersen and Lance Strate (eds) London: Oxford University Press. Authored the introduction and 2 chapters.
Consumer Culture and TV Programming. (1995) Westview Press: Boulder, Colorado.
“Prison Reform,” “Lee Atwater,” and “Oliver North.” Culture Wars: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices, Vols.1&2. (ed. Roger Chapman) Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharp, 2010.
“War Propaganda,” 5339-5343. The International Encyclopedia of Communication (ed. Donsbach), Volume Number XI. Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford, UK, 2008.
“Sexism in Advertising.” Encyclopedia of Social Problems, (ed, Vincent Parrillo), Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2008.
“Media Literacy, Citizenship and Sustainability,” with Pamela Miller. 2010 State of the World: Transforming Cultures; From Consumerism to Sustainability. (ed. Erik Assadourian) New York: W.W. Norton & Co.
“The Power of Images in War,” in Power and Media. Jeffrey Klaehn (ed.) New York: Peter Lang. In press.
“Introduction” Beyond the Frame: Dialogues with World Filmmakers. By Liza Bear. Westport, CT.: Praeger Publishing. 2008. (Served as Acquiring Editor)
“Conclusion: Empathy, Innocence and Social Priorities,” Prison City: Life with the Death Penalty in Huntsville, Texas. Ruth Massingill, Deborah Hatton and Ardyth Brodrick-Sohn, New York: Peter Lang Publishing. 2007 (Served as Acquiring Editor)
“Militainment: The Iraq War as ‘Reality’ Show and Videogame Entertainment,” (2006) Banal Militarism, Fabian Virchow and Tanja Thomas (eds), Berlin: transcript. In German.
“The Military Entertainment News Complex,” (2005) Censored 2006, Peter Phillips (ed.), New York: Seven Stories Press.
“Afterword: Then and Now: Notes on the Historical Significance of The Trial of the Catonsville Nine,” (2004). The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, Daniel Berrigan, New York: Fordham University Press. Also wrote the preface and served as acquiring editor.
“From Saving Private Lynch to the “Top Gun” President: The Made-for-TV-“Reality” War, (2003). Censored 2004, Peter Phillips (ed.) New York: Seven Stories Press.
“The Thrill is Gone: Advertising, Gender Representation, and the Loss of Desire,”(2002) Sex and Money, Eileen Meehan and Ellen Riorden (eds.), Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
“Road to Ruin: The Cultural Mythology of SUVs,” (2000) Critical Studies in Media Commercialism, Robin Andersen and Lance Strate (eds), London: Oxford University Press.
“The Commercial Politics of the 1996 Presidential Campaign,” (2000) Critical Studies in
Media Commercialism, Robin Andersen and Lance Strate (eds), London: Oxford
“Is the Press Really Free?” (2000) Censored 2000: The News That Didn’t Make The News, Peter Phillips (ed.), New York: Seven Stories Press.
“Selling “Mother Earth”: Advertising and the Myth of the Natural,” (2000) Reclaiming The Environmental Debate: The Politics of Health in a Toxic Culture, Richard Hofrichter (ed.), Boston: MIT Press.
“The Marketing Is The Message,” (2000) Mediaocracy: How the Media “Stole” the 2000 Election, New York: The Global Center Foundation
"Women, Welfare and the United States Media," (1997) Communication Ethics and Universal Values. Clifford Christians and Michael Traber (eds.), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
"Is "Balanced" Coverage Really Fair Coverage?" and "Doing the Leg Work in Nicaragua," (1995), Journalism: Stories from the Real World, Retta Blaney (ed.),New York: North American Press.
"Oliver North and the News," (1992), Journalism and Popular Culture. Peter Dahlgren and Colin Sparks (eds.), London: Sage Publications.
“From America’s Army to Call of Duty: Doing Battle with the Military Entertainment Complex,” Robin Andersen and Marin Kurti. Democratic Communique Volume 23, Issue 1 - Spring 2009.
“Damsels, Deviants, and Top Guns: The Gendered Imagery of War,” Feminist Media Studies Special issue on Gender and War, November 2005.
"Media, Marketing and Politics in the Age of Fragmentation," (1992), The Ideology of International Communications, Monograph Series: #4. The Institute for Media Analysis: New York. p. 47-68.
"The Press, the Public, and the New World Order," (1991), Media Development: Special Issue, Reporting the Gulf War. (October) p. 20-26.
"Chatter in the Age of Electronic Reproduction: TV Talk Shows and the Public Mind," (1990), with Paolo Carpignano, Stanley Aronowitz and William DiFazio, Social Text. Number 25 (Summer/Fall) p. 33-55.
"Images of War: Photojournalism, Ideology and Central America," (1989), Latin American Perspectives. Issue # 61, Volume 16, Number 2 (Spring) p. 96‑114.
"Visions of Instability: US Television's Law and Order News of El Salvador," (1988), Media, Culture and Society. Sage: London. Vol.10. p. 239‑264.
Tom Ricks’ Gamble: Justifying a Kinder, Gentler Iraq Occupation,” (2009) EXTRA!
“Hollywood’s Media and Washington’s: Rendition Highlights the Limits of Torture Discussion,” (2008). EXTRA! (February)
“Memory Unerased: Deep Dish Documents the Unseen Iraq War,” (2006). EXTRA! (October)
“George Gerbner, 1919-2005: From Anti-Fascist Fighter to Cultural Environmentalist,”
(2006). EXTRA! (February)
“On the Shoulders of Giants: Unbroken Threads in Media Criticism,” (2006). EXTRA!
Twentieth Anniversary Edition. (January)
“That’s Militainment!: The Pentagon’s Media Friendly ‘Reality’ War,” (2003). EXTRA! Vol.16.No.3 (June)
“The Marketing Is The Message,” November 2000, New York: The Media Channel.
“TV Can’t Tell You How It Is,” April 2000, New York: The Media Channel
“Road to Ruin: The Greening of Environmental Destruction,” (1998). EXTRA! September, pp. 21-22.
"That's Entertainment: How "Reality"-Based Crime Shows Market Police Brutality," (1994), EXTRA! Volume 7, No.3. (May/June) pp. 15-17.
“CNN Covers the War: Iraqi Dupes or Pentagon Promoters?" (1991), with Paolo Carpignano. EXTRA! Special Issue on the Gulf War. Vol.4, No.3 (May) pp. 12‑13.
"The Press and El Salvador," (1990), Lies of our Times. Volume 1, Number 1, The Institute For Media Analysis: New York. (January) pp. 4‑7.
“Selling ‘Mother Earth’: Advertising and the Myth of the Natural,“ (2005) Environmental Sociology: From Analysis to Action, Leslie King and Deborah McCarthy (eds.) Rowman & Littlefield.
“Road to Ruin: The Greening of Environmental Destruction,” (2005) Reading and Writing for Civic Literacy: The Critical Citizen’s Guide to Argumentative Rhetoric, Donald P. Lazere (ed.), Paradigm Publishers.
“Crime Television Distorts Reality,” (2003) Crimes and Criminals, Andy Koopmans (ed), San Diego: Greenhaven Press.
“The Talk Show’s Lost Potential,” (2000). Common Culture: Reading and Writing About American Popular Culture, third edition, Michael Petracca and Madeleine Sorapure (eds.), New York: Prentice Hall.
"Reality TV and Criminal Injustice," (1996). Exploring Diversity: Readings in Sociology, David Barnes and Marshall Forman (eds.), Needham Heights, MA: Simon and Schuster. pp. 275-284.
"Reality TV and Criminal Injustice," (1994). The Humanist. Volume 54, No.5. (September/October) pp. 8-13.
"Chatter in the Age of Electronic Reproduction: Talk Television and the Public Mind," (1993), with Paolo Carpignano, Stanley Aronowitz and William DiFazio, The Phantom Public Sphere,. Bruce Robbins. (ed.), Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. pp. 92-120.
"Consuming the Persian Gulf War: Changing Modes of Nonfiction Communication," (1992). Proceedings: 9th Annual Intercultural and International Communication Conference. University of Miami. (May) pp. 112-115."Visions of Instability: US Television's Law and Order News of El Salvador," (1990). The Media Reader. Manuel Alvarado and John O. Thompson (eds.), London: British Film Institute Publishing. pp. 229‑243.
Made Love Got War, by Norman Solomon. The Democratic Communique, Spring/Summer 2008
Words of Fire: Independent Journalists Who Challenge Dictators, Druglords, and Other Enemies of a Free Press, by Anthony Collings. (June 2003) For Journal of Communication, Vol.53, No.2
"A Review of Citizens, Politics, and Social Communication: Information and Influence in an Election Campaign," (1996), Political Science Quarterly (Fall).
Fordham University Press: Communication and Media Studies, Oversight of production and publication of numerous books, from 1999—2004. Acquired, The Rose Man of Sing Sing, Listed by the Washington Post as a top 10 book for 2004.
Editorial Board Member:
The Democratic Communique, the journal of the Union for Democratic Communication
Book Series: Critical Studies in Television, Lexington Books
Book Series: Mass Communication, Rowman & Littlefield
Mental Illness Watch, consolidating information about mental illness on the Internet.
FAIR: Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
Project Censored Judge
Deep Dish Television
Biography Award: Co-founded the Annual Sperber Biography Award for full-length book on a media professional. Fordham University. Awarded since 1999. Presently a Judge.
Judge: ICA Best Article Award 2004
Reviews: Frequently reviews books, manuscripts and papers for publishers, journals and professional organizations, including the Austrian Science Foundation.
Evaluations: Numerous evaluations as and outside reviewer for faculty tenure and promotion, and program and departmental review and certification
2008- present. Director, Graduate Program in Public Communications, Department of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University
Full Professor, Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University
Director, fall 98-present:, Peace and Justice Studies Program, Fordham University
July 95-Fall 98: Chair, Department of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University
1988‑91: Assistant Chair, Department of Communications, Fordham University
Summer 1987: News and Public Affairs Director, WFUV 90.7 FM Fordham University
1987 Presently: Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University.
History and Culture of Advertising
Gender Images in Media
Peace, Justice and the Media
Environment and the Media
Media Analysis and Criticism
Propaganda and Persuasion
Principles of Audio Production
Television and Society
Movies From Novels
The Documentary Idea
Government and its Publics
1986 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
University of California, San Diego. Courses Taught:
Special Topics in Theory
American News Media
Sociology of Culture: Mass Media and Society
Respondent to FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, Media Conglomeration and Democracy, New York Nov. 2003:
“New trends in the advertising and marketing of alcoholic beverages to Young People.”
Testimony to the New York State Assembly: Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. October 2002.
"Report from An All Day Roundtable Conference to Enhance the Number and the Status of Minority Women in the Media," (1988). The Donald McGannon Communication Research Center (April). Entered into the Congressional Record during hearings by the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance, May 17, 1988.
Oslo University College, Oslo
Center for Conflict Studies, Marburg Germany
The Global Education Center and The School of the Arts and College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Montclair University
Institute for International Humanitarian Affairs, Certificate Program, Fordham University
Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
American Forum panelist, School of Communication, American University, Wash., DC
DeKalb College, Georgia
Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport
Hendrix College, Arkansas
The American Culture Journalism Forum, Vassar College
The Christian Association, University of Pennsylvania
The Graduate Record Organization of the Johns Hopkins University
The National Press Club, Washington DC, “Margaret Bourke-White
and the Problems of Photojournalism”
May 13, 2008
Iona College, War and Media April 10, 2008
20 Years of Propaganda: University of Windsor, Communication Studies Program, May 2007
PQMD (Partnership for Quality Medial Donations), October 2006
New York Society of Ethical Culture, April 2007
Unitarian Fellowship, February 2007
Media Tank, Philadelphia, May 2005
N-Ten Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network, September 2004
Metro New York Labor Communications Council, January 2002
Conflict and Communication
Free-Press Media Reform Conference
International Communication Association
International Association of Mass Communication Research
National Communication Association
New York State Communication Association
Union for Democratic Communication
Intercultural and International Communication Conference
Intercultural Communication Conference on Latin America and the Caribbean
Latin American Studies Association
Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies
International Research in Journalism Seminar, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia
“Channels of War: The Media is the Military,” Shocking and Awful, 13 part series for cable and Public Television on the War and Occupation of Iraq. On-air analysis of media coverage. Included in the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial in New York City from March 2 to May 28, 2006.
“Beyond Good and Evil,” Educational DVD distributed by the Media Education Foundation, Consultant and on-camera analyst.
“From Tragedy To War,” Studio co-host and media analyst. Videotape with Paper Tiger Television, September 2001.
“The Inauguration of George W. Bush,” Videotape with Paper Tiger Television, Media Criticism Segment, January 2001.
“Crashing the Party,” Independent Media Center production covering the Republican Convention, Media Criticism Segment, Philadelphia, 2000.
“Road To Ruin: The Real Dirt on SUVs,” Videotape with Paper Tiger Television, 1998. Finalist, Santa Cruz Community Media Earth Visions‘98 competition.
“America’s Least Wanted,” Videotape with Paper Tiger Television discussing Criminal Justice Issues and Incarceration, 1995.
Programming Radio 1988: Produced a series of five news features covering Constitutional Issues funded by the New York Council for the Humanities. Aired on The Gazette, WFUV 90.7 FM, Fordham University.
WFUV's Elections Special Coverage. Two hour live commentary and analysis of the media coverage of the 1988 Presidential Election, 90.7 FM.
Radio 1987: Creator and Co‑producer of the Saturday Gazette. Weekly news and feature magazine. Local origination programming developed for WFUV 90.7 FM, Fordham University.
Documentaries Radio 1984: Produced, wrote, and narrated a half‑hour radio documentary, Elections in Nicaragua. Aired on Pacifica Radio, KPFK, Los Angeles, Nov. 3, 1984.
Video 1984: Co‑produced, directed cameras, and interviews for a one‑hour video documentary on Latin American music. Shot on location in Quito, Ecuador, July 1984.
Radio 1984: Produced, wrote, and narrated a one‑hour radio documentary for National Public Radio's Satellite Program Development Fund (SPDF), The Music of Latin America. Sent over national satellite, Feb. 1984.
Video 1982: Special Assistant to Production; assisted with editing, script writing, and directed English voice‑over, for a half‑hour television documentary on El Salvador, Soldiers and Rebels. Distributed to public television through KCET Los Angeles, Presente series.