Seth Lewis, School of Journalism and Communication

Seth Lewis, Shirley Papé Chair in Emerging Media

Practice 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, AI and communication, journalism and democracy, and technology and society as a whole. At the University of Oregon, he is a professor of journalism and the Papé Chair in Emerging Media. A former journalist turned Ph.D., Seth’s research explores the digital transformation of news. He can also speak about the social impacts and ethics of algorithms and automation in media and in everyday life. Regarding COVID-19, Seth can provide tips for differentiating between disinformation and verifiably good journalism in the media. He can also comment on how the press covers politics and the presidency.

Contact: | @SethCLewis


Recent Media:
Among his biggest fans, Johnny Depp has already won his case (The Washington Post, May 4, 2022)
U of O professors weigh in on Supreme Court draft leak (KVAL, May 3, 2022)
Rittenhouse trial highlights rise of livestreamed video (Associated Press, Nov. 9, 2021)
Enough with "both sides"! Faux-neutral journalism is no way to fight the truth-deniers (Salon, Nov. 18, 2020)
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)