Curriculum Vitae for
Joshua A. Braun
2011–Present Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
Assistant Professor of Interactive Media
Department of Film, Video and Interactive Media
2006–2011 Cornell University Ithaca, NY
PhD: Communication, emphasis in technology and media
Dissertation: “Electronic Components and Human Interventions: Distributing Television News Online”
MS: Communication, emphasis in technology and media
Thesis: “Rehashing the Gate: News Values, Non-News Spaces, and the Future of Gatekeeping”
2004–2005 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
Master of Bioethics
Thesis: “The Imperatives of Narrative: Health Interest Groups and Morality in Network News”
1999–2003 UC Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
Bachelor of Science: Sciences in the Media (Individual Studies)
Commencement with Distinction, Academic Excellence and
Fellowships and Awards
Visiting Fellow, Yale Information Society Project
Summer research grant from the Quinnipiac University School of Communications
Research funding from UC Santa Barbara’s Media Industries Project to study online television distribution.
Anson E. Rowe Award, given by the Cornell Communication Department in recognition of research productivity, teaching excellence and service to the community
Inaugural Kenneth J. Bissett Memorial Teaching Assistant Fellow, Cornell Communication Department/College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Cornell University College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student Award, International Communication Association
Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow, National Academy of Sciences
Samantha Lizzio took first prize in Quinnipiac’s “Writing Across the Curriculum” competition for a research project completed in my “Theories of Interactive Media” course. [Link]
Danielle Renda and Jacklyn Izzo took first and second prize in Quinnipiac’s “Writing Across the Curriculum” competition, both for research projects completed in my “Theories of Interactive Media” course. [Link]
Braun, J.A. (forthcoming in 2015). A fuller spectrum: Distributing television news online. New Haven:
Yale University Press.
Book Chapters and Refereed Journal Articles
Braun, J.A. (2014). News programs: Designing MSNBC.com’s online interfaces. Journalism.
Advance online publication. [Link]
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. [Link]
Braun, J.A. (2013). Going over the top: Online television distribution as sociotechnical system.
Communication, Culture & Critique 6(3), 432–458. [link]
Braun, J.A. & Niederdeppe, J. (2012). Disruption and identity maintenance in risk information
seeking and processing. Communication Theory 22(2), 138–162. [link]
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. [link]
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. [link]
Braun, J. A. (2007). The imperatives of narrative: Health interest groups and morality in network news.
American Journal of Bioethics, 7(8), 6–14. [link]
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. [link]
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.
Braun, J. A. (Producer/Director/Writer). (2004). In vitro fertilization: The children’s show
[Educational Film]. Derry, NH: Chip Taylor Communications. [link]
Braun, J. A. (forthcoming). Book Review: Rena Bivens, Digital currents: How technology and the
public are shaping TV news. Journalism.
Braun, J. A. (2008). Book Review: Mark Deuze, Media Work. New Media and Society, 10(6),
Braun, J. A. (October 25, 2011). Rehashing the gate: Thinking about news values in non-news spaces.
Work presented at an invitational workshop on news values at the University of Haifa, Israel.
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. [link]
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
distribution in the and Mass Communication Conference in Montréal.
Braun, J. A. (May 24, 2014). Transparent intermediaries and visible audiences. Panel presentation
given at the Annual International Communication Association Conference in Seattle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Braun, J. A. (November 14, 2010). Interoperable discourses and the work of coherence. Paper
presented at the National Communication Association Annual Conference in
San Francisco, CA.
Braun, J. A. and Gillespie, T. (April 24, 2010). Hosting the public discourse: News organizations, digital
intermediaries, and the politics of making news media social. Paper presented at the
International Symposium on Online Journalism in Austin, TX. [link]
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. [link]
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.
Braun, J. A. (April 26, 2009). Gatekeeping in new media contexts. Paper presented at the annual
Media in Transition Conference in Boston. [link]
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
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.
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.
Other Academic Honors
Invited participant at the 2012 Connected Viewing Initiative Summit, a workshop inaugurating a research program on the future of television distribution, organized funded by UC Santa Barbara’s Carsey-Wolf Center and funded by Warner Brothers.
Invited participant in Culture Digitally, a multi-year NSF-funded workshop series on cultural production in the digital age.
Service to the Profession
Member of the editorial board for Social Media & Society, a new journal published by SAGE and edited by Zizi Papacharissi.
Reviewer for Communication Theory; Communication, Culture & Critique; Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media; Digital Journalism; Critical Studies in Media Communication; New Media & Society; Digital Journalism; Journalism; and SAGE Open.
Chair for panel on "Examining Audiences for Old and New Media" at the 2013 Annual International Communication Association Conference in London.
American Sociological Association
International Communication Association
Other Professional Experience
Blogger for Scientific American’s defunct site, “60 Second Science.”
Writer and Junior Editor for Seed Magazine.
Freelance Producer for Radio Lab on WNYC New York Public Radio and NPR.
Production Intern for ABC News Nightline.
Production Associate for Morningstar Entertainment, a company which produces programming for the Discovery Channel Networks.
Producer/Director/Writer for a feature-length documentary on in vitro fertilization, distributed by Chip Taylor Communications. [link]