Jennifer Rauch
P u r v e y o r o f F i n e E r u d i t i o n i n J o u r n a l i s m , C o m m u n i c a t i o n & C u l t u r e

Slow Media: Why Slow is Satisfying, Sustainable and Smart. 

Oxford University Press, 2018. Available from all the usual booksellers.


Public Writing

  • “The Pleasures of Digital Denial,” Thrive Global | link
  • “Five Reasons to Kick Smartphones out of School,” with audio narration, Medium | link
  • “Why I Heart Slow Media (and So Can You),” with audio narration, Medium | link
  • “How Disconnecting from Digital Pressures Can Boost Learning,” OUPblog | link
  • “Suitably Slow: My Nine-Year Path to Slow Media,” Slow Media blog | link
  • “Living Offline: Artifacts of Life Before the Smartphone,” with audio narration, Medium | link

Academic Writing

Please see Academia for abstracts and full text.

“Right-Wing Audiences for Alternative Media: Comparing progressive and conservative attitudes towards journalism,” chapter in Alternative Media Meets Mainstream Politics: Activist Nation Rising, Joshua Atkinson and Linda Jean Kenix (eds.), Rowman & Littlefield, 2019 | link

“Are There Still Alternatives? Relationships Between alternative media and mainstream media in a converged environment,” article in Sociology Compass, 2016 | link

“Slow Media as Alternative Media: Cultural resistance through print and analog revivals,” chapter in The Routledge Companion to Alternative & Community Media, Chris Atton, (ed.) 2015 | link

“Constructive Rituals of Demediatization: Spiritual, corporeal and mixed metaphors in popular discourse about unplugging,” article in Explorations in Media Ecology, 2014 | link

“Exploring the Alternative–Mainstream Dialectic: What “alternative media” means to a hybrid audience,” article in Communication, Culture & Critique, 2014 | link

Participation Beyond Production: Possibilities for reception and ritual in the study of activist audiences,” chapter in Audience & Interpretation in Media Studies, volume of the International Encyclopedia of Media Studies, Radhika Parameswaran & Angharad Valdivia (eds.), Wiley-Blackwell, 2013 | link

The Origin of Slow Media: Early diffusion of a cultural innovation through popular and press discourse,” article in Transformations, 2013 | link

“Superiority and Susceptibility: How activist audiences imagine the influence of mainstream news messages on self and others,” article in Discourse & Communication, 2010 | link

‘Zines,’ entry in International Encyclopedia of Communication (Wolfgang Donsbach, ed.), Wiley-Blackwell, 2008 | link

“Activists as Interpretive Communities: Rituals of consumption and interaction in an alternative media audience,” article in Media, Culture & Society, 2007 | link

“From Seattle 1999 to New York 2004: A longitudinal analysis of journalistic framing of the movement for democratic globalization,” article in Social Movement Studies, 2007 | link

“Gender in Crime News: A case study test of the chivalry hypothesis,” co-authored with M.E. Grabe, K.D. Trager and M. Lear, article in Mass Communication & Society, 2006 | link

“Hands-on communication: Zine circulation rituals & the interactive limitations of Web self-publishing ,” article in Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media & Culture, 2004 | link

“Clinging to Tradition, Welcoming Civic Solutions: A survey of college students’ attitudes towards civic journalism,” co-authored with K.D. Trager and E. Kim, article in Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, 2003 | link

Rooted in Nations, Blossoming in Globalization? A cultural perspective on the content of a ‘Northern’ mainstream and ‘Southern’ alternative news agency,” article in Journal of Communication Inquiry, 2003 | link