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James Curran

James Curran is the director of the Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre and Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He has written or edited more than twenty-one books about the media, including Media and Democracy (with Jean Seaton, Routledge, 2010), Media and Society (Bloomsbury, 2010), and Medios de comunicación y poder en una sociedad democrática (Mass Media and Power in a Democratic Society, Hacer, 2005). He has just published Misunderstanding the Internet (with Natalie Fenton and Des Freedman, Routledge, 2012). His research is focused on the history and political economy of the media, a perspective from which he has sought to relate developments in the media with wider social changes. He has recently been working on the impact of Internet and the new information technologies. In 2011, he received the C. Edwin Baker Award of the International Communication Association for his contribution to scholarship on the media, markets and democracy.


Has participated in

Citizenship, Internet and Democracy

A New Public Sphere?