Whitney Phillips

School of Journalism & Communication Univ. of Oregon (via video)

Whitney Phillips is Assistant Professor of Digital Platforms and Ethics in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon.

Situated between the humanities and social sciences, Whitney Phillips’ writing and teaching focuses on political communication, media history, and digital ethics. She is the author of several books on media, culture and politics: This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship between Online Trolling and Mainstream Culture (MIT Press, 2015), The Ambivalent Internet: Mischief, Oddity, and Antagonism Online (Polity Press, 2017) co-authored with Ryan Milner, and You Are Here: A Field Guide for Navigating Polarized Speech, Conspiracy Theories, and Our Polluted Media Landscape (MIT Press, 2021) co-authored with Ryan Milner and recently translated in Italian (Tu sei qui, Ledizioni, 2023). With Milner, Phillips will also be publishing a digital ethics guide for young adult readers in early 2023 titled Share Better and Stress Less: A Guide to Thinking Ecologically about Social Media (Candlewick Press/MIT Teen). Additionally she is the author of the 2018 Data & Society report The Oxygen of Amplification: Better Practices for Reporting on Extremists, Antagonists, and Manipulators Online. Her current work focuses on the intersection of right-wing media and Evangelicalism.

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