John Pavlik

John V.

Professor of Journalism and Media Studies


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John V. Pavlik is co-developer of the Situated Documentary, a form of location-based storytelling using the emerging mobile and wearable technology known as Augmented Reality.  He is a former columnist for and an executive producer for He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Communication Research Institute at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. 


University of Minnesota
Ph.D., Mass Communications

University of Minnesota
M.A., Mass Communications

University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., Journalism and Public Relations


John Pavlik studies and writes about the impact of technology on journalism, media, and society. He is the author of several books on journalism and more than 100 journal articles and book chapters.  He recently completed a two-year project funded by UNESCO on curriculum reform in journalism and mass communication in Iraqi higher education. Pavlik was the Inaugural Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Media Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria (2008). He was the Inaugural Shaw Foundation Visiting Professor of Media Technology at the School of Communication Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2000). From 1995-2002 he was professor and executive director of the Center for New Media in the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. From 1988-1994 he was Associate Director for Research and Technology Studies at the Freedom Forum Media Studies Center at Columbia University. He is a faculty affiliate of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information. His book, "Masterful Stories: Lessons from Golden Age Radio," is forthcoming from Routledge Press. He is lead principal investigator for a three-year grant from the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) awarded May 2014, “Content Innovation Strategies for Mobile Media in Qatar.”

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Funded Projects

Content Innovation Strategies for Mobile Media in Qatar, Qatar National Research Fund ($726,607) 2016-18

Selected Publications

Pavlik, John V. and Shawn McIntosh, Converging Media, (New York: Oxford University Press, 5th edition 2016; 4th edition 2015; 3rd edition 2013; 2nd edition 2011). 

Pavlik, John V. Journalism and New Media (New York: Columbia University Press, June 2001).

Pavlik, John V. New Media Technology: Cultural and Commercial Perspectives. Boston, Mass: Allyn & Bacon,1996. Print.

Pavlik, John V. Media in the Digital Age.(New York: Columbia University Press, 2008). 

Awards & Recognitions

Inaugural Fulbright-Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Austria) Distinguished Chair in Media Studies, 2007-2008

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