on the conference front, I’ve just returned from the International Communication Association‘s annual conference, this year held in Montreal, Canada. I presented two papers, one about the public that is still only the raw material for an argument, and one on blogs I want to submit for publication some time soon. Email me at rkn2103 [at] columbia . edu if you have any questions or would like to read one of the papers.
in addition to presenting, I saw very interesting presentations by a number of people, including a great discussion of media ethnography amongst Georgina Born, S. Elizabeth Bird, and others, a very interesting analytical paper on media output concentration in France and the U.S. by Rodney Benson, and many others.