I am a media historian at the University of Virginia with a particular focus on American television, the social change movements of the 1960s, media audiences and reception practices in historical context, and the development of television journalism in the 1960s.
My books include: Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement (Illinois UP, 2012) and Groove Tube: Sixties Television and the Youth Rebellion (Duke UP, 2001). I've recently published a major volume for Wiley-Blackwell, A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting, serving as sole editor.
Currently I'm working on a new book tentatively titled Black Weekend: Television News and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy. I'm also working on a long-form article examining media treatment of the "Summer of Hate" in Charlottesville, 2017.
I've published numerous articles on American cinema and television and the social change movements of the postwar era. My work has appeared in scholarly journals such as Cinema Journal, Screen, Television and New Media, and the online TV Studies journal Flow, as well as in general interest venues like Slate.com and NBC.com.
I teach American broadcasting history, media theory and criticism, media history, along with topics courses such as: media in the Kennedy era; media and the civil rights movement; and media and protest in the 1960s.