Seth Lewis, School of Journalism and Communication

Seth Lewis, Shirley Papé Chair in Emerging Media
Academic Areas:
Social Media, Media Innovation, Emerging Technologies, Technology and Society, Digital Culture, Robot Journalism, Big Data, Algorithms

Seth Lewis is an academic expert in social media, media innovation, emerging technologies, technology and society and digital culture. At the University of Oregon, he is a professor of journalism. A former journalist turned Ph.D., Seth’s research explores the digital transformation of journalism. He can also speak about robot journalism and journalism in an era of big data. Regarding COVID-19, Seth can provide tips for differentiating between disinformation and verifiably good journalism in the media. He can also comment on the ethics of covering President Trump's press conferences.

Contact: | @SethCLewis


Recent Media:
The days of free, unlimited data may be coming to an end for some internet users (MarketPlace, July 6, 2020) 
How female TV journalists deal with the emotional toll of harassment (American Press Institute, June 3, 2020)
“Engaged journalism” is taking us back to the “public journalism” debates of the 1990s (Nieman Lab, April 3, 2020)
20 questions for 2020 (Nieman Lab, Jan. 2, 2020)
PODCAST: Will AI save journalism — or kill it? (Knowledge @ Wharton, April 9, 2019)
Societal problems, high tech solutions (Eugene Weekly, April 4, 2019)
Why Google is the perfect target for Trump (WIRED, Aug. 28, 2018)
The Washington Post’s robot reporter has published 850 articles in the past year (Digiday, Sept. 14, 2017)
War on media? (Oregon Public Broadcasting Think Out Loud, March 7, 2017)
Donald Trump’s absurd war on truth is forcing the media to act like real journalists again (Quartz, Feb. 23, 2017)
What Facebook Live means for journalism (The Conversation, Feb. 7, 2017)
How social media stands to heal political divides — if only we'd let it (Deseret News, Dec. 8, 2016)
Digital Trends: Portland website prospers in treacherous online media landscape (The Oregonian, Dec. 4, 2016)
Are creative professionals ditching Apple for Microsoft? (The Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 31, 2016)
Seth Lewis joins SOJC as Shirley Papé Chair in Electronic Media (Around the O, May 16, 2016)