Silvio R. Waisbord
Professor of Media and Public Affairs, Associate Director
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Global media; press and politics; health communication, development, and social change
Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, San Diego, 1993
M.A., Sociology, University of California, San Diego, 1990
Licenciatura, Sociology, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1985
SMPA 6101 Journalism: Theory and Practice
SMPA 6205 Media and Globalization
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Silvio Waisbord is Professor and Associate Director in the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Press/Politics. Previously, he was associate professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University (1995-2002), and director of the Journalism Resource Institute (2001-2002). He is the author of Reinventing Professional Journalism (Polity, forthcoming), Watchdog Journalism in South America (Columbia University Press, 2000), and El Gran Desfile (The Great Parade, Sudamericana, 1995), and co-editor of Global Health Communication (Wiley, forthcoming 2012), Media and Globalization: Why the State Matters (Rowman and Littlefield, 2001) and Latin Politics, Global Media (University of Texas Press, 2002). He also wrote the novel Duelo (Biblos Argentina 2009). He was a fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication (1993-4), and the Media Studies Center (1998). His areas of interest are journalism and politics, and media and communication in aid, development and social change. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology (University of California, San Diego) and a Licenciatura in Sociology (Universidad de Buenos Aires).
Selected WorksThe Anarchist and the President. Project Syndicate
Press and the public sphere in contemporary Latin America. In Pippa Norris eds., Public Sentinel: News Media and Governance Reform
. Washington: World Bank, 2009.
(with E. Peruzzotti) The environmental story that wasn't: Advocacy, journalism, and the asambleismo
movement in Argentina, Media, Culture & Society
, 31(4): 2009.
Bridging the press-civic society divide: Civic media advocacy in Latin America, Nordicom Review
30: 105-116, 2009.
Research directions for global journalism studies: Ideas from Latin America, Journalism
, 10 (3), 2009.
The institutional challenges of participatory communication in international aid, Social Identities
, 14(4): 505-522, 2008.
Advocacy journalism in a global
context: The 'journalist' and the 'civic' model. In Karin
Wohl-Jorgensen and Thomas Hanitzsch eds., Handbook of Journalism Studies
, 371-385. London: New York, 2008.
Democratic journalism and "statelessness," Political Communication, 24:115-129, 2007.
McTV: Understanding the global popularity of television formats,
Television and New Media, 5 (4): 359-383, 2004. Re-published in Horace
Newcomb (Ed.), Television: A Critical View, 8th edition, Oxford
University Press, 2006.
Watchdog Journalism in South America: News, Accountability and Democracy. New York: Columbia University Press.