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

Resisting the News: Engaged Audiences, Alternative Media and Public Critique of Journalism.

Routledge, 2021.

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

Oxford University Press, 2018.


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

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“Slow Media Practices and Lifeworld Perceptions: The Eco-Cultural Effects of Mindful Experiences with and without Media,” chapter in The Routledge Handbook of Ecomedia Studies, edited by Antonio Lopez, Kiu-Wai Chu, Alanda Chang, Adrian Ivakhiv, Stephen Rust, and Miriam Tola. Anticipated in 2023

“Zines and Communication,” entry in Oxford Bibliographies in Communication, edited by Patricia Moy. Oxford University Press, 2021 | link

“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