Research Areas

  • 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:

Race after the Internet. Ed. Lisa Nakamura and Peter Chow-White.

The Death and Life of American Journalism. Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols.

Death Life American Journ