- Political economy of media and communications
- Internet studies and digital media
- Advertising and public relations
- Media/internet policy and law
Selected Publications (please contact me for PDFs)
Crain, M. (forthcoming). The limits of transparency: Data brokers and commodification. New Media & Society.
Crain, M. (2014). Financial markets and online advertising demand: Reevaluating the dotcom investment bubble. Information, Communication, and Society, 17(3), 371-394.
Crain, M. (2009). The rise of private equity media ownership in the United States: A public interest perspective. International Journal of Communication, 3, 208-239.
Current Project on Surveillance Advertising:
My book manuscript in progress is an institutional history of the internet’s commercialization that highlights the roles of advertising, surveillance, and financial speculation.
Research and Editorial Assistance for: