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Assistant Professor of Journalism Studies at UMass Amherst

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Braun, J. A. (2015). This program is brought to you by… : Distributing television news online. New Haven: Yale University Press. ...

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“There are only two sets of people on earth who find lightspeed annoyingly slow: cosmologists and stock traders”

—Geoffrey Bowker, "Emerging Configurations of Knowledge ...

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  • Braun, J. A. (2015). This program is brought to you by… : Distributing television news online. New Haven: Yale University Press.

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  • Braun, J.A. (2015). Social media and distribution studies. Social Media & Society, 1(1). Advance online publication.

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  • Braun, J. A. (May 24, 2015). All together now: The many facets of digital distribution infrastructures. Panel presentation given at the Annual International Communication Association Conference presentation in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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  • Braun, J. A. (May 22, 2015). Toward a field of “distribution studies” : Considering the role of media distribution in society and scholarship. Panel given at the Annual International Communication Association Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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  • Braun, J.A. (2015). News programs: Designing MSNBC.com’s online interfaces. Journalism, (16)1 27–43.

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  • Braun, J. A. (August 7, 2014). On distribution platforms: Studying and thinking about news distribution in the ‘digital age.’ Panel presentation given at the Annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference in Montréal.

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  • Braun, J. A. (forthcoming). Book Review: Rena Bivens, Digital currents: How technology and the public are shaping TV news. Journalism.

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  • Braun, J. A. (May 22, 2014). The traces on the map: Heterogeneous engineering and the path of content. Paper presented at the Annual International Communication Association Conference in Seattle.

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  • Braun, J. A. (May 24, 2014). Transparent intermediaries and visible audiences. Panel presentation given at the Annual International Communication Association Conference in Seattle.

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  • Braun, J.A. (2014). Transparent intermediaries: Building the infrastructures of connected viewing. In J. Holt & K. Sanson (Eds.), Connected Viewing: Selling, Streaming & Sharing Media in the Digital Era (pp. 124–143). New York: Routledge.

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  • Braun, J. A. (April 18, 2014). ‘Bypassing the Web:’ Shell Users and Alternative Experiences of the Internet. Presentation given at ‘Innovation & Its Contestants,’ a conference hosted by McGill University in Montréal.

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  • Braun, J. A. (2013). Going over the top: Online television distribution as sociotechnical system. Communication, Culture & Critique 63, 432–458.

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  • Braun, J. A. (June 19, 2013). Over the top: Structure and agency in television distribution. Paper presented at the Annual International Communication Association Conference in London.

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  • Braun, J. A. (June 17, 2013). A fuller spectrum: Hidden heterogeneities in MSNBC.com's online interfaces. Paper presented at the Annual International Communication Association Conference in London.

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  • Braun, J.A. (May 27, 2012). Sharing the news: Toward a construct of epistemic interoperability. Paper presented at the Annual International Communication Association Conference in Phoenix.

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  • Braun, J. A. (April 21, 2012). The transparent intermediaries. Work presented at the Second Culture Digitally NSF Workshop in Philadelphia, PA.

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  • Braun, J. A. & Niederdeppe, J. (2012). Disruption and identity maintenance in risk information seeking and processing. Communication Theory 22(2), 138–162.

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  • Braun, J.A. (March 2, 2012). News media and the sociology of socio-technical systems. Paper presented at the Media Sociology Forum at Columbia University, New York.

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  • Braun, J. A. (October 25, 2011). Rehashing the gate: Thinking about news values in non-news spaces. Work (re-)presented at an invitational workshop on news values at the University of Haifa, Israel.

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  • Braun, J.A. & Gillespie, T. (2011). Hosting the public discourse, hosting the public: When online news and social media converge. Journalism Practice, 5(4), 383–398.

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  • Braun, J. A. (November 14, 2010). Interoperable Discourses and the Work of Coherence. Paper to be presented at the National Communication Association Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA.

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  • Braun, J. A. (2010). News Values [encyclopedia entry]. In R. K. Nielsen, B. Peters, & C. W. Anderson (Eds.), International Collaborative Dictionary of Communication. New York: Social Science Research Council.

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  • Braun, J. A. and Gillespie, T. (April 24, 2010). Hosting the Public Discourse: News Organizations, Digital Intermediaries, and the Politics of Making Newsmedia Social. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Online Journalism in Austin, TX.

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  • Braun, J. A. (April 23, 2010). Models of Restraint: The Adoption of Blogging Software by the U.S. Broadcast News Networks. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Online Journalism in Austin, TX.

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  • Braun, J. A. (November 24, 2009). Giving the People What They Want: Reflections on WikiCandidate, a Crowdsourced Campaign for the Presidency. Work presented at the Roundtable on Technology and Democracy at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in New York.

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  • Braun, J. A. (May 22, 2009). Rehashing the Gate: News Values, Non-News Spaces, and the Future of Gatekeeping. Paper presented at the Annual International Communication Association Conference in Chicago.

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  • Braun, J. A. (April 26, 2009). Gatekeeping in New Media Contexts. Paper presented at the annual Media in Transition Conference in Boston.

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  • Braun, J. A. (2008). Book Review: Mark Deuze, Media Work. New Media and Society, 10(6), 957-959. Access a freely available copy of the text on Mark Deuze’s website.

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  • Gillespie, T., Cosley, D., Black, L., Welser, H., Epstein, D., & Braun, J.A. (May 26, 2008). Wikis For Politics. Panel presented at the Annual International Communication Association Conference in Montreal.

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  • Gillespie, T., Epstein, D., & Braun, J.A. (April 17, 2008). WikiCandidate: Technology, Participation, and Political Discourse. Panel presented at Politics: Web 2.0: An International Conference, hosted by the New Political Communication Unit, Royal Holloway, University of London.

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  • Braun, J. A. (November 16, 2007). Trust Me, I’m a Doctor: Media Claims of Deficiencies in Skill and Knowledge on the Part of Physicians. Paper presented at presented at the National Communication Association Annual Conference in Chicago.

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  • Braun, J. A. (2007). The Imperatives of Narrative: Health Interest Groups and Morality in Network News. American Journal of Bioethics, 7(8), 6-14. Access the free version at bioethics.net (omits footnotes and references).

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  • Braun, J. A. (2007). A Response to Commentators on “The Imperatives of Narrative: Health Interest Groups and Morality in Network News.” American Journal of Bioethics, 7(8), W1-W2.

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  • Braun, J. A. (2007). Front end evaluation of Global Warming Facts and Our Future. Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences: internal publication.

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  • Braun, J. A. (Producer/Director/Writer). (2004). In vitro fertilization: The children show [Motion Picture]. Derry, NH: Chip Taylor Communications

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