The UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication invites you to a public lecture, part of the Ivan L. Preston Research Colloquium, by

BensonRodney Benson, Ph.D.
Associate professor of Media Studies and Sociology
New York University

Shaping Immigration News: a French-American Comparison

Rodney Benson is associate professor of media studies and sociology at New York University. Benson’s research lies at the intersection of the sociology of culture, comparative media systems, political communication, and journalism studies. His articles have appeared in the American Sociological Review, Journal of Communication, Theory and Society, Press/Politics, Le Monde Diplomatique, the Christian Science Monitor, and many other publications. Benson is co-editor of Bourdieu and the Journalistic Field (with Erik Neveu, Polity 2005; Chinese translation forthcoming) and co-author of the Free Press policy report Public Media and Political Independence: Lessons for the Future of Journalism from Around the World (with Matthew Powers, 2011). Benson holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. His current project is How Media Ownership Matters (Oxford, under contract, with Julie Sedel and Mattias Hesserus), a comparative study of logics of media ownership in Sweden, France, and the United States.