Henry Jenkins
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Henry Jenkins is the Director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program and the Peter de Florez Professor of Humanities. He is the author and/or editor of nine books on various aspects of media and popular culture, including Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture, Hop on Pop: The Politics and Pleasures of Popular Culture and From Barbie to Mortal Kombat: Gender and Computer Games. His newest books include Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide and Fans, Bloggers and Gamers: Exploring Participatory Culture.

Until recently, Jenkins wrote a monthly column and blogged about media and cultural change for Technology Review Online. A longtime advocate of games culture, he currently co-authors a column with Kurt Squire for Computer Games magazine which seeks to promote innovation and diversity in game design. Jenkins recently developed a white paper on the future of media literacy education for the MacArthur Foundation, which is leading to a three year project to develop curricular materials to help teachers and parents better prepare young people for full participation in contemporary culture. He is one of the principal investigators for The Education Arcade, a consortium of educators and business leaders working to promote the educational use of computer and video games. He was also one of the principal investigators on collaboration with Initiative Media to monitor audience response to American Idol with an eye towards developing new approaches to audience measurement. He is one of the leaders of the Convergence Culture Consortium, which consults with leading players in the branded entertainment sector in hopes of helping them adjust to shifts in the media environment. Jenkins also plays a significant role as a public advocate for fans, gamers, and bloggers: testifying before the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee investigation into "Marketing Violence to Youth" following the Columbine shootings; advocating for media literacy education before the Federal Communications Commission; calling for a more consumer-oriented approach to intellectual property at a closed door meeting of the governing body of the World Economic Forum; signing amicus briefs in opposition to games censorship; and regularly speaking to the press and other media about aspects of media change and popular culture. Jenkins has a B.A. in Political Science and Journalism from Georgia State University, a MA in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa and a PhD in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has taught at MIT for more than 16 years, where he is also housemaster of Senior House dormitory.

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Lectures:

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flag Global Media
as moderator at  MIT Communications Forum,
together with: Aswin Punathambekar, Carolina Acosta-Alzuru, Jonathan Gray, Abderrahmane Sissako,
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flag Politics and Popular Culture
as moderator at  MIT Communications Forum,
together with: Johanna Blakley, David Carr, Stephen Duncombe,
30 views
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flag The Role of Civic Media in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election
as author at  MIT World Series: Soap Box,
42 views
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flag Our World Digitized: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
as moderator at  MIT Communications Forum,
together with: Cass Sunstein, Yochai Benkler,
14 views
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flag NBC’s Heroes: Appointment TV to Engagement TV
as moderator at  MIT Communications Forum,
together with: Jesse Alexander, Mark Warshaw,
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flag What is Civic Media?
as moderator at  MIT Communications Forum,
together with: Chris Csikszentmihalyi, Beth Noveck, Ethan Zuckerman,
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flag Learning Through Remixing
as moderator at  MIT Communications Forum,
together with: Erik Blankinship, Juan Devis, Renee Hobbs, Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, Alice J. Robison,
29 views
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flag What’s New at the Media Lab?
as author at  MIT Communications Forum,
together with: Frank Moss, Adam Boulanger, Ryan Chin, Hartmut Geyer,
27 views
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flag News, Information and the Wealth of Networks
as author at  MIT World Series: Will Newspapers Survive?,
together with: William C. Uricchio (moderator), Yochai Benkler,
164 views
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flag TV’s New Economics
as moderator at  MIT Communications Forum,
together with: David F. Poltrack, Jorge Schement,
3 views
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flag New Media, Old Politics?
as author at  MIT World Series: Media and the Election: Is our Democracy Working?,
together with: David Thorburn (moderator), Garret LoPorto, Joseph Trippi,
52 views
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flag Focus on Educational Innovation
as author at  MIT World Series: Alumni Leadership Conference,
together with: Charles M. Vest (moderator), Dick K.P. Yue, Shigeru Miyagawa,
46 views
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flag Lecture 6: Media Literacy as a Strategy for Combatting Moral Panic
as author at  MIT CMS.930 / 21F.034 Media, Education, and the Marketplace - Fall 2001,
162 views