Jessica Clark is a writer, editor and researcher, with more than 15 years of experience spanning commercial, educational, independent and public media production. Currently she is the Research Director for American University’s Center for Social Media. She also writes a monthly column for PBS’ MediaShift on new directions in public media. She is the author, with Tracy Van Slyke, of Beyond the Echo Chamber: Reshaping Politics Through Networked Progressive Media (2010, New Press).
A journalist and frequent media commentator, Clark is the former executive editor of In These Times, where she also served as the managing editor, associate publisher and assistant publisher. Her freelance articles have appeared in in such outlets as the San Francisco Chronicle, the American Prospect online, The Ottawa Citizen and South Africa’s Wireless. As Research Director for American University’s Center for Social Media, she directs the Future of Public Media project, conducts and commisions research,such as the influential 2009 report Public Media 2.0: Dynamic, Engaged Publics, and organizes events such as the Beyond Broadcast conference. She holds an MA in Social Sciences and a BA in English from the University of Chicago.
Uncle Sam wants you, pops…
Dear John Roberts…
Put the media in the hot seat
Move Over, Boomers
Honoring James Weinstein’s memory
Hands up, America
Take my America, please!
Free Speech in Action
The media reform conference offered differences of opinion but a singular resolve
Oh, shut up already!
Zombies 1: Earth 0
Put your money where your mind is
Seven degrees of Tom DeLay
An Activism of One’s Own
Upcoming Chicago peace event
I’m running out of science fiction parallels
Get me my lawyer
Brit Hume’s Bias
Tonight—Chisholm ‘72: Unbought and Unbossed
Save the Date: Medea Benjamin on the War’s Cost
Punish Us All
Through the looking glass
Mark your calendar
Happy New Fear
Way to support the troops, dude!
How do I get TiVo to block this?
Cluetrain manifesto, part II
Fight the Right—have a good weekend
Electorate tourism, part III
Something rotten in the state of Ohio
Electorate tourism, part II
Electorate tourism, part I