Silvio R. Waisbord

Silvio Waisbord
Director, Professor of Media and Public Affairs
MPA 419
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Areas of Expertise

Global media; press and politics; health communication, development, and social change

Silvio Waisbord is Director and Professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University. His most recent books are Communication: A Post-Discipline and The Communication Manifesto, both published by Polity Press. He has published close to 200 articles on investigative journalism, media scandals, communication studies, media policy, and global social change in academic journals in several languages. He is past editor-in-chief of the Journal of Communication and the International Journal of Press/Politics. He has lectured in universities in more than forty countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. He holds a Licenciatura in sociology from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, San Diego.  


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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




Communication: A Post-Discipline. (2019). Polity.

Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights. H. Tumber (ed.). (2017). Routledge.

News of Baltimore: Race, Rage, and the City. L. Steiner (ed.). (2017). Routledge.

Media Movements: Civil Society and Media Reform in Latin America. Silvio R. Waisbord and M.S. Segura. (2016). Zed.

Media Sociology: A Reappraisal. Silvio R. Waisbord (ed.). (2014). Polity. 

Reinventing Professionalism: Journalism and News in Global Perspective. (2013). Polity.

Vox Populista: Medios, Periodismo, Democracia. (2013). Buenos Aires: Gedisa.

Watchdog Journalism in South America: News, Accountability and Democracy. (2000). Columbia University Press.

Classes Taught

SMPA 6101 Journalism: Theory and Practice

SMPA 6205 Media and Globalization