Michael Newman

Associate Professor and Chair
 (414) 229-4436
 Bolton Hall 572

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PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BA, McGill University

Courses Taught

JAMS 101 — Introduction to Mass Media
JAMS 262 — Principles of Media Studies
JAMS 562 — Media Studies and Culture
JAMS 660 — Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Media Studies – New Media History
JAMS 855 — Topics in New Media – Old Media as New Media
JAMS 855 — Topics in New Media – What is the Internet?
JAMS 855 — Topics in New Media – Children and New Media
JAMS 860 — Seminar in Mass Communication: Indie Culture
JAMS 860 — Seminar in Mass Communication: New Media
JAMS 860 — Seminar in Mass Communication: Video Games

Research Interests

American cinema, television, and video games; media history, theory, and criticism.

Teaching Areas

Media studies

Selected Publications

Newman, Michael Z. Video Revolutions: On the History of a Medium. Columbia University Press, 2014.
Newman, Michael Z. “Say Pulp Fiction One More Goddamn Time: Quotation Culture and an Internet-Age Classic.” New Review of Film and Television Studies. (2013).
Newman, Michael Z. “Free TV: File-Sharing and the Value of Television.” Television & New Media 13.6 (2012): 463-479.
Newman, Michael Z., and Levine, Elana. Legitimating Television: Media Convergence and Cultural Status. Routledge, 2011.
Newman, Michael Z. Indie: An American Film Culture. Columbia University Press, 2011: 304 pages.
Newman, Michael Z. “Indie Culture: In Pursuit of the Authentic Autonomous Alternative.” Cinema Journal 48.3 (2009): 16-34.