Silvio R. Waisbord
Professor of Media and Public Affairs, Associate Director
419 (Office Hours: Fall: Mon 2:00pm – 4:00pm)
|Address:||School of Media and Public Affairs
805 21st Street, NW
Washington D.C., 20052
Areas of Expertise
Global media; press and politics; health communication, development, and social change
See his full CV here.
Silvio Waisbord is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. He is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Press/Politics. His most recent books are Reinventing Professionalism: News and Journalism in Global Perspective (Polity), Vox Populista (Gedisa), and the edited volume Media Sociology: A Reappraisal (Polity). He is also the author of 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). 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).
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
The Anarchist and the President. Project Syndicate, 2012.
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.
SMPA 6101 Journalism: Theory and Practice
SMPA 6205 Media and Globalization