Dr. Jeffery Klaehn
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Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.4261 (email preferred)
Office Location: 5-129
Office Hours: Winter Term 2013: Wednesday 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
PhD, University of Amsterdam, 2007
PhD, University of Strathclyde, 2012
Winter 2013 Teaching: SY102E
Jeffery Klaehn is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters, and the editor of five books to date. He has been nominated by students for three Teaching Excellence Awards in past years. His most recent book is The Political Economy of Media and Power (Peter Lang, 2010).
Reviews for The Political Economy of Media and Power
'Klaehn's The Political Economy of Media and Power is a thought provoking work that sheds light on the dark corners of capitalism and its media infrastructure.' -- Tim Pelzer, People's World
'This is an extremely important book. Bringing together an impressive
range of international authors, each chapter discusses issues of
pressing concern for the modern world. A must for any critical scholar.'
-- John E. Richardson, Senior Lecturer in Critical Discourse Studies,
Newcastle University (UK)
'This important volume brings together insightful commentators who expose the insidious roles of power and profit in controlling and manipulating 'news', information and debate.'-- David Cromwell, co-author of Newspeak in the 21st Century (Pluto Press, 2009)
'Jeffery Klaehn has assembled an important interdisciplinary contribution to understanding the political economy of media as vehicles of propaganda.' -- Joseph Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, USA (Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly review)
'Klaehn is at the forefront of elucidating the Herman-Chomsky paradigm
and here he has produced his finest and most wide-ranging collection to
date.' -- Matthew Alford, author of Reel Power: Hollywood Cinema and American Supremacy (Pluto Press, 2010)
'Citizens engaged in direct democratic action as well as students of communication studies, journalism, sociology, political science, cultural studies, and critical theory will find this collection illuminating and invaluable.' -- Daniel Broudy, Professor of Rhetoric & Applied Linguistics, Okinawa Christian University (Japan)
'The editor is already one of the most important commentators on and defenders of the value of the Propaganda Model. The debate between Klaehn and several of his other contributors is a model of good academic writing: open, status-free and respectful! This is a very useful addition to reading lists for both undergraduates and postgraduates in media and communication studies, in politics and social sciences.'-- John W. Robertson, Reader in Media Politics, University of West of Scotland
'Jeffery Klaehn’s edited book, The Political Economy of Media and Power, presents new insights on the relationship between power and culture. Throughout the volume contributors reflect on the political, economic, ethical and ideological dimensions of the social forces that shape cultural processes. Interdisciplinary in its approach, the collection introduces concepts and lines of thought that will help develop critical perspectives for the analysis of media systems, educational institutions and public culture.' -- Joan Pedro, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain (Fifth Estate Online review)
Refereed Journal Articles
Jeffery Klaehn, 'Grant Morrison Interview,' Studies in Comics, 2012, Vol. 3(1), pp 5-16.
Jeffery Klaehn and Andrew Mullen, 'The Propaganda Model and Sociology: Understanding the Media and Society,' Synaesthesia, 2010, Vol. 1(1): pp. 10-23.
Andrew Mullen and Jeffery Klaehn, 'The Herman-Chomsky Propaganda Model: A Critical Approach to Analyzing Mass Media Behavior,' Sociology Compass, 2010, Vol. 4(4), pp. 215-229.
Jeffery Klaehn, 'The Propaganda Model: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations,' Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture (WPCC), 2009, Vol. 6(2), pp. 43-58.
Jeffery Klaehn, ‘Canadian Complicity in the East Timor Near-Genocide: A Case Study in the Sociology of Human Rights,’ Portuguese Studies Review, 2004, Vol. 11(1): 49-65.
Jeffery Klaehn, ‘Behind the Invisible Curtain of Scholarly Criticism: Revisiting the Propaganda Model.’ Journalism Studies, 2003, Vol. 4(3), pp. 359-369. Reprinted in Filtering the News: Essays on Herman and Chomsky’s Propaganda Model (Montreal: Black Rose Books, 2005), pp. 223-238.
Jeffery Klaehn, ‘Model Construction, Various Other Epistemological Concerns: A Reply to John Corner’s Commentary on the Propaganda Model,’ European Journal of Communication, 2003, Vol. 18(3), pp. 377-383.
Jeffery Klaehn, ‘Corporate Hegemony: A Critical Assessment of the Globe and Mail’s News Coverage of Near-Genocide in Occupied East Timor, 1975-1980,’ International Communication Gazette, 2002, Vol. 64(4), pp. 301-321. Reprinted in Filtering the News: Essays on Herman and Chomsky’s Propaganda Model (Montreal: Black Rose Books, 2005), pp. 138-163.
Jeffery Klaehn, 'A Critical Review and Assessment of Herman and Chomsky's Propaganda Model,' European Journal of Communication, 2002, Vol. 17(2), pp.147–182. Reprinted in Filtering the News: Essays on Herman and Chomsky’s Propaganda Model (Montreal: Black Rose Books, 2005), pp. 1-20.
Jeffery Klaehn (ed.) The Political Economy of Media and Power (New York: Peter Lang, 2010).
Jeffery Klaehn (ed.) Roadblocks to Equality: Women Challenging Boundaries (Montreal: Black Rose Books, 2008).
Jeffery Klaehn (ed.) Inside the World of Comic Books (Montreal: Black Rose Books, 2007).
Jeffery Klaehn (ed.) Bound by Power: Intended Consequences (Montreal: Black Rose Books, 2006).
Jeffery Klaehn (ed.) Filtering the News: Essays on Herman and Chomsky's Propaganda Model (Montreal: Black Rose Books, 2005).
Articles and Chapters in Refereed Books
Jeffery Klaehn, 'Discourses on Power' in Jeffery Klaehn (ed), The Political Economy of Media and Power (New York: Peter Lang, 2010).
Jeffery Klaehn, ‘Afterword,’ in Richard Lance Keeble, John Tulloch and Florian Zollman (eds.), Journalism, War and Conflict Resolution (New York: Peter Lang, 2010).
Jeffery Klaehn, ‘The Propaganda Model’ in Robin Andersen and Johnathan Gray (eds.), Battleground: The Media (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2008), pp. 388-394.
Jeffery Klaehn, ‘A Critical Review and Assessment of Herman and Chomsky’s Propaganda Model,’ reprinted in Denis McQuail, Els De Bens and Peter Golding (eds), Communication Theory and Research (Sage, 2005).
Jeffery Klaehn, 'Grant Morrison, Batman and the Superhero Genre,' Publishers Weekly, January 14, 2009.
Jeffery Klaehn, 'Grant Morrison, Final Crisis and the Superhero Genre,' Publishers Weekly, January 20, 2009.
Jeffery Klaehn, Review of Lies the Media Tell Us, Canadian Journal of Communication, 2009, 34(3), pp. 538-539.
Awarded WLU Faculty of Arts Research Support Grant, October 2010