How much support for an American National Front?

Cross-posted at ThickCulture. Last week, in response to presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal that the U.S. ban Muslim immigrants, MSNBC host Chris Hayes tweeted … If America was a multi-party parliamentary democracy, a National Front-style party would get,...

Trends in Citizen Journalism

Cross-posted at Thickculture. For the past few years, I’ve been researching the field of citizen journalism (you can read a bit about our project here). For the current paper I’m working on with UMN sociology grad student and jazz saxophone beast Ryan...

Getting the News We Need

This post appeared as an op-ed in the Albany Times-Union. Most Americans get their news from local TV news programs. While TV news does a fine job with “Local Boy and Lost Dog Reunited” stories, where they often fall short is on stories that require more than a...

What I Learned in the Midwest

Cross-posted at ThickCulture. Six years ago, my wife and I moved to Fargo, North Dakota for my job at Concordia College across the Red River in Moorhead, Minnesota. Growing up in Bergen County, New Jersey, my view of the country looked a lot like the famous 1976 New...

Op-ed: Culture wars have a new turf

Published in the Albany Times-Union. With the 2014 World Cup completed, one of the undoubted highlights of this year’s tournament was the U.S. Men’s National Team’s valiant charge through the World Cup’s so-called “Group of Death.”...

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