Lee authors chapter in “The Social Media Industries”

Lee authors chapter in “The Social Media Industries”

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
Laurie Thomas Lee
Laurie Thomas Lee

Professor Laurie Thomas Lee of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln authored a chapter in “The Social Media Industries.” The book looks at how social media is evolving as an industry. Routledge has published the book and is edited by Alan B. Albarran a professor and chair of the Department of Radio, Television and Film at the University of North Texas 

Lee is a professor of broadcasting and chair of the graduate program in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Lee’s research is focused on media law and media economics, particularly in the areas of privacy and new technology.

The Media Management and Economics Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication recognized the book and its contributors with the 2014 Robert Picard Award for Books and Monographs in Montreal in August.

Albarran said the book provides a timely and innovative look at the business aspects of social media, and has much to offer scholars, researchers, and students in media and communication, as well as media practitioners.

Lee’s work has been published in academic journals such as the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, the Journal of Media Economics, Global Media Journal, Telematics and Informatics, and The Information Society. She also publishes in law review journals such as The John Marshall Law Review, Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal, California Western Law Review, and Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal. In addition, Lee regularly presents papers and speaks on panels at national and international conferences.