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Assistant Prof, CUA; Director, @radiotaskforce; Fellow, Penn State CHI, 2018-2020; Sound Fellow, Library of Congress NRPB

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A beautiful Chicago morning with a crescent moon. https://t.co/yU4VVuIK0jView from my hotel of downtown Chicago. https://t.co/gvV8yEVRsK
2/19
2020
Fascinating archive find - from NARA IFCC files. How fast did TV grow after the FCC "TV Freeze" ended in 1952? Comp… https://t.co/LbYrecwU3U
2/18
2020
Back in Chicago, grandma is miraculously still holding on. Today I read her a 5000 word piece that I’m presenting.… https://t.co/vhglMPz1xY
2/17
2020
Terrific feature at NPR Weekend Edition on my @radiotaskforce colleague Jocelyn Robinson’s work preserving audio po… https://t.co/3qNHeJpZzp
2/16
2020
The most important black woman sculptor of the 20th century deserves more recognition by @KeishaBlain https://t.co/T0Fb4y3nDG
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2/15
2020
The problem with eating healthier is bread. It’s amazing.An underrated dimension of American media history - the influence of the Canadian system on U.S. noncommercial medi… https://t.co/FEFKWXRrLaFebruary is NPR's 50th Anniversary. Here's the 1950 document describing the first year of the "bicycle network," t… https://t.co/dqA0AoivJhJoin us in recognizing the work of CHI fellow @joshshepperd Congratulations! https://t.co/bKiclGKF5B
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2/14
2020
Cool to be featured in my university’s annual report! https://t.co/ve3aqXM273
2/13
2020
Purple Rain is up at Netflix. You’re welcome.
2/12
2020
Media Scholars: inspired by the very cool archival posts by @joshshepperd @AnneHummert @ykomska & others, I suggest… https://t.co/ETgYXiSnkL
Retweeted by Josh ShepperdThank you, @annkpowers and @NPR , for taking the time to tell my story well. It's clear to me that you know Love i… https://t.co/RxuPp4cQl2
Retweeted by Josh ShepperdAfter several hundred thousand pages of #mediaarchivefind work, my book argues that the term "Public Broadcasting"… https://t.co/vsKpsMEK6j
2/11
2020
It’s here, it’s here, the #USIH2020 CFP is here & we can’t wait to read your submissions! Please share far and wide… https://t.co/YDosuZSed1
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2/10
2020
I’ve been knee deep in the papers of Wilbur Schramm this week. Talk about a career. He founded the Iowa Writers Wor… https://t.co/eOnAPxSYnkFascinating archive find - flow chart of Cold War “telecommunications authority” circa 1950. Media and information… https://t.co/BHpF11V6BrMy book is officially out today!!Currently trending #1 New Release in Latin American History and Argentinian Histor… https://t.co/x69APjCH7o
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2/9
2020
Believe it or not, the project originated as an attempt to understand if educational radio was an effective classro… https://t.co/nZYlNH0CNHFascinating archive find - smoking gun report from famous Rockefeller Foundation propaganda research project. It id… https://t.co/ExWFdAdOlvI wrote a @Slate OpEd on why we need to expand the conversation around #algorithmicfairness. We need to think about… https://t.co/RyalBNO9pU
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2/7
2020
Someday if I get tenure, i’m going to teach a class called Simone de Beauvoir and Media Studies.
2/6
2020
Since Medals of Honor are being doled out based upon uncritical loyalty alone, I nominate these two. https://t.co/WAsZ01XC9T
2/5
2020
One takeaway from Iowa, never trust democracy in the hands of a few tech dudes who totally designed a killer app.
2/4
2020
The problem with coffee is that it’s amazing.I quit coffee in 2019, and started again in 2020. I’m already up to two pushing three cups per day. Coffee works fo… https://t.co/rVC6pNFkFAHappy to report that i've joined the program committee for the 2022 Organization of American Historians (@The_OAH)… https://t.co/qySFlUO6XC
2/3
2020
The sheer complexity of the political economy of cultural preservation synthesizes every facet of digital humanitie… https://t.co/gIoi66OGmfI put a lot of time into organizing a public humanities project for the Library of Congress. Scholars often ask, “O… https://t.co/tgFT6pvg4DBlack History Month begins today. For this leap year, I will highlight some of the enslaved individuals who labored… https://t.co/aY1uRq0qCL
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2/2
2020
Say what you will about Bernie (I’m with Warren), but he just moved the ideological goalposts of the party to the e… https://t.co/TF12eGIhAvFebruary is NPR’s 50th anniversary. Here’s me being interviewed about the origins of public media on NPR Marketplac… https://t.co/DfUXWLRnAC
2/1
2020
Professor Karen Tongson (.@inlandemperor) is the first woman of color in the .@usc_english to attain full professor… https://t.co/7FXOrjVQpQ
Retweeted by Josh ShepperdLast year I gave the Maxwell Lecture: In "White and Deadly: Sugar, Slavery and the Sweet Taste of Freedom" I argue… https://t.co/mw3I9p6u6F
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1/31
2020
what political economist or media theorist has guesstimated the percentage of US gdp that is the buying and selling of data?
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1/30
2020
This map couldn’t possibly have been drawn by someone from the Midwest. https://t.co/I7Q71F6eST"The story that Before Queer Theory tells has, then, particular importance for an age in which concerns around how… https://t.co/koRSaVBmyZ
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1/29
2020
Two big announcements from #DCHDC! First, Julie McVey from National Geographic has joined our Board. Welcome Julie… https://t.co/wlDpZZ6swu
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1/27
2020
Muslim leaders join Holocaust survivors to pray at Auschwitz in 'groundbreaking' visit https://t.co/xqvbrUBBPz
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1/26
2020
@angelamcrobbie I'm very influenced by the work of Stuart Hall - and Angela McRobbie!I think we can pretty much sum up the regressive Zizek turn as "accelerationism without organizing." He's not alo… https://t.co/m2pvhQIcBeThis is literally how black people and POC have been REPEATEDLY written out of history. This wasn’t an accident. https://t.co/i5uftegvjV
Retweeted by Josh Shepperd"We know that there are forms of violence that don’t involve inflicting a blow on another person. The minute we acc… https://t.co/OGqgTF6KMK
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1/25
2020
@rhosa Probably Stanton, this is a copy from his archival collection.Fascinating archive find - 1963 account by President of CBS Frank Stanton on the impact of the first TV debates. St… https://t.co/IsaOU68GfILast week #UNFEnglish started a monthly social meeting b/w faculty and alumni who teach K-12 in the county. Fightin… https://t.co/LZMO9QKQ1Q
Retweeted by Josh Shepperd👉🏾Call for Papers from the Journal of African American #History (@JAAHistory): 'Reconceptualizing the History of Bl… https://t.co/52GN2oQcqA
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1/24
2020
RIP Jim Lehrer, truly one of the great news anchors in the history of television, and a mainstay of public media. P… https://t.co/JzrCVxJKD0
1/23
2020
Just spent a good chunk of an hour talking with @joshshepperd about history of telecom. Wonderful conversation, learned a huge amount.
Retweeted by Josh ShepperdHistorian Elizabeth Yale writes about the history and invention of the archives: https://t.co/8FFJfivYLW
Retweeted by Josh ShepperdWhatever press my career gets, I'm always most honored when my undergrad institution remembers me. Studying contine… https://t.co/0YGqkLM2a7
1/22
2020
Join us for tonight's #DCHDH in DuPont Circle. We're supporting graduate student work by featuring… https://t.co/CFh1ECKAmK"10% is allocated for complaining about two-step authentication on social media.""Under new academic contracts, 15% of service time is allocated for two-step authentication."
1/21
2020
Circulating a call for a special issue on "Breaking News" at @RadHistReview on Duke University Press. Of interest… https://t.co/7OsQEMg57EFew things more enjoyable than Sunday morning coffee.
1/19
2020
Fascinating archive find - evidence that educators turned down special reserved frequencies before the Communicatio… https://t.co/FZ5oaw5q2eIn memory of the great Rosa Luxemburg (who died on this day in 1919): a letter from her prison cell to Sophie Liebk… https://t.co/YEBWqoSbwL
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1/18
2020
@poetinbabylon It's called Hewn. https://t.co/UKMjvswuBtA bakery in Evanston has invented an everything bagel that's part sourdough and part challah - a "chagel" - and it's divine.
1/15
2020
My new hero is Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who discovered pulsars as a PhD student but was uncredited when the Nobel Priz… https://t.co/A5r2nPz3SY
Retweeted by Josh ShepperdView from my hotel room. https://t.co/vOA2NN06tN
1/14
2020
The best Academic Twitter is when you realize that some senior scholars sign on just to like news of success from j… https://t.co/oDTKsHAs9iDid you know Hurston worked with ethnographer Alan Lomax on several occasions, including recording songs & religiou… https://t.co/UL4ZpMOXmj
Retweeted by Josh ShepperdThe Talking Heads are not overrated.
1/12
2020
The beauty of Evanston, Illinois during a snowstorm. https://t.co/zDlI9RESj6
1/11
2020
What's happening. #pageproofs https://t.co/9HFh5Yrzux
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1/10
2020
Putting together a call at "Resonance: The Journal for Sound and Culture" for a special issue on Media Activism, So… https://t.co/Df6g9qq1OZGreat piece on how research into cultural memory + the archive has opened a window for new coalitional work between… https://t.co/lHAMn2gt0J
1/9
2020
We just finished a session in which she fell asleep twice, but at the end assured me that she was absolutely rivete… https://t.co/cB0TNgj3yvIn Chicago with my gravely ill grandma. On unexpected life experiences: My grandma has me reading her chapters of m… https://t.co/kpBmc49cVTBong Joon Ho: "Once you overcome the one inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more ama… https://t.co/onUhjxbAE0
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1/6
2020
For a giant city to really be a great city, it has to have neighborhoods, each with their own history and vibe. Chi… https://t.co/8KbW51JENpHere’s the thing about Chicago. It’s awesome.
1/4
2020
The 43rd stamp in the Black Heritage series will honor Gwen Ifill, the first black woman to host a nationally telev… https://t.co/PAGt5pQfOm
Retweeted by Josh ShepperdRemembering Jonathan Kahana. Much love to Jenny and their families. Such a great sense of loss, so many vivid mem… https://t.co/by8Zp98VXK
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1/3
2020
Great case being made for Kansas City in this thread too. Completely endorse. I’d also like to see more Buffalo, Co… https://t.co/hnjsKA5ZkxLook it’s a hugely underrated city with a great international airport, and it desperately needs the love and financial investment.Every academic conference should be in Baltimore.The best highlight of the past decade. https://t.co/j0cA3uaqAp
1/1
2019
But no regrets...yet.Frankly this whole decade was a blur of workaholism and I’m tired.Congrats to my pals at @carparkrecords, who earned the distinction of having their website canonized by the Library… https://t.co/f9vYNRcMSi
12/31
2019
Dudes, writing is hard.
12/30
2019
The Black Feminism Introductory Resource Guide highlights works and resources at the @SchomburgCenter, and NYPL at… https://t.co/xOaQ1NNbYy
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12/29
2019
We're heading up to Baltimore today to see the Charles Rennie Mackintosh exhibit at the @walters_museum. https://t.co/hzC2419eJu
12/28
2019
Fascinating archive find - clear exposition of the philosophical foundations of public media, 1930s. The difference… https://t.co/siwWomHYB3Twentieth anniversary of Curtis Mayfield’s tragic passing, my Chicago musical hero. We must celebrate his life and… https://t.co/GayeBzS5wx
12/27
2019
Thus Spoke Zarathustra https://t.co/YfLgFWvsWF
12/25
2019
IT’S IN MY HAND!!!! https://t.co/bwlKUHPHOl https://t.co/ylpausZ8aI
Retweeted by Josh ShepperdWe need more people working on sound studies. I don’t know how sound has come to be seen as mutually exclusive from vision.Why is The Guardian so much better on us tech than any us paper? Great insights by Andre Brock and Meredith Clark T… https://t.co/SsAwb7pzn6
Retweeted by Josh ShepperdInstead of 12 Days of Christmas we binge 90 Day FiancéIt’s our special way of respectfully observing...Dionysus.I’m Jewish and my wife is Catholic, so this week we’re going to get drunk.
12/23
2019
“Die Hard” might be a Christmas movie, but “It’s a Wonderful Life” is a class struggle movie.I gotta get to Prague. https://t.co/S2AusYaGXINew article. If interested in media activism, media policy, and industry studies, I explore uses of EEO rules and p… https://t.co/5nftyzwzmZ
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12/22
2019
“Roger, Wilco,” Radiotelephone talk equivalent of an acronym
12/21
2019

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