Paul Levinson is a professor of communication and media studies at Fordham University and an author of both fiction and non-fiction works. He has a BA in journalism, and MA in Media Studies and a PhD in media ecology.
He writes fiction in the SciFi/fantasy genres and writes non-fiction about the history and future of media, pop culture, and the first amendment.
According to his staff webpage (http://www.fordham.edu/academics/programs_at_fordham_/communication_and_me/faculty/paul_levinson_29440.asp) his research interests “include politics and media, social media, television studies, popular culture, media evolution, ethics of media.” His academic publishing includes New New Media (2009), which explores blogging, Twitter, YouTube and other “new new” types of media.
According to Wikipedia he has been interviewed over 500 times on topics such as media, pop culture
and science fiction. He has written articles for papers such as the New York Sun, participated in weekly radio interviews, and hosts four podcasts and multiple blogs. He was named one of the Top 10 Academic Twitterers in 2009 by The Chronicle of Higher Education. His diverse writing and communication outlets make him especially relevant to this week’s reading since he has written works via traditional publishing as well as through more non-traditional outlets.
Here is a link to his YouTube page which includes an interview about his book New New Media. http://www.youtube.com/user/