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. His books include Media Sociology: A Reappraisal (editor, Polity, 2014), Reinventing Professionalism: Journalism and News in Global Perspective (Polity, 2013) and the co-edited compilation Global Health Communication (Wiley, 2012). He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Communication and former editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Press/Politics. Dr. Waisbord has published articles on news and politics, journalism, global health communication, communication and social change, and media policy. He has lectured and worked in more than 30 countries, has written or edited 10 books, and published more than 100 journal articles, book chapters, and newspaper columns. He holds a Licenciatura in sociology from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, San Diego.
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
Media Sociology: A Reappraisal. Polity, 2014.
Vox Populista: Medios, Periodismo, Populismo. Buenos Aires: GEDISA, 2013.
Watchdog Journalism in South America: News, Accountability and Democracy. Columbia University Press, 2000.
SMPA 6101 Journalism: Theory and Practice
SMPA 6205 Media and Globalization
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