UDC Roundup – Brian Murphy Award and Thanks!

udc.gifI was honored to have received the Brian Murphy Top Paper Award for my paper, “The Kidvid Crusade and the Eclipse of the FTC” from the Union for Democratic Communications Conference in 2013. UDC is my all-time favorite scholarly organization. Professor Brian Dolber, ¬†SUNY Oneonta, gave me a warm and generous introduction.

Several of my colleagues gave excellent thought-provoking presentations.¬† Professor Victor Pickard, from my panel, discussed the ways in which corporate libertarianism has its roots in the 1940s, a point I need to consider for my forthcoming book project. Professor Sarah T. Roberts discussed the hidden labor of online commercial content moderation (CCM). She appeared recently on NPR’s All Things Considered for her work. Listen to her interview here.