Seth C. Lewis
Seth C. Lewis is the founding holder of the Shirley Papé Chair in Emerging Media in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. He studies what emerging technologies mean for journalism—for how news is made, how it moves, and how people make sense of it. His present research focuses on the interplay of humans and machines in media work, the interplay of journalists and audiences, and the role of news as knowledge in an era of disinformation. Lewis has published some 50 journal articles and book chapters, and is a two-time winner of the award for Outstanding Article of the Year in Journalism Studies—for “Actors, Actants, Audiences, and Activities in Cross-Media News Work” and “The Tension Between Professional Control and Open Participation: Journalism and its Boundaries,” as well as honorable mention for “Open Source and Journalism: Toward New Frameworks for Imagining News Innovation.” With Matt Carlson, he edited Boundaries of Journalism: Professionalism, Practices and Participation (Routledge, 2015). Lewis is Vice Chair of the Journalism Studies Division of the International Communication Association (ICA), and is an affiliated fellow of the Yale Information Society Project. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.