[Air-L] media environment / Internet as ecosystem

Janet Sternberg janet.sternberg at nyu.edu
Wed Feb 17 09:35:35 PST 2010


In my 2001 PhD dissertation, "Misbehavior in Cyber Places: The
Regulation of Online Conduct in Virtual Communities on the Internet," I
reviewed literature on media ecology and media environments, and used a
broad definition of the Internet as a complex set of overlapping media

The dissertation is available from ProQuest/UMI in both printed and
electronic form (PDF file) at

Regards to all,

Janet Sternberg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Communication and Media Studies
Latin American and Latino Studies
Fordham University
Bronx, NY 10458-9993 USA
718-817-4855 voice | 718-817-4868 fax
jsternberg at fordham.edu | janet.sternberg at nyu.edu
President, Media Ecology Association

Emiliano Treré wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> In my PhD dissertation I'm focusing on the relations between social
> movements and the media, especially the Internet. I need some help in
> bibliography with regard to two topics:
> 1. the concept of media environment, mediascape, media ecology, etc.
> I'm considering the whole media repertoire of activists and not just
> focus on one specific medium.
> 2. the conceptualization of Internet not as a simple medium: I need
> some hints on papers, books and theories addressing the complexity of
> the Internet as an environment, an ecology that cannot be reduced to a
> unique technological block.
> Thanks a lot.
> Best,
> Emiliano Treré

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