Joshua Green (academic)

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Joshua Green is an Australian academic researcher of television and participatory media. He was a research associate with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries & Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology, then postdoctoral associate and manager of the Convergence Culture Consortium at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Comparative Media Studies program.[1]

Green previously worked at the Carsey-Wolf Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara,[2] where he was Project Manager of the Media Industries Project. This research venture brings industry and academy together to explore the future of the media industries.[3]


Green's PhD was in media studies at Queensland University of Technology. His thesis examined the promotion and reception of American teen dramas on Australian television between 1992 and 2004.[4]

Research and publications[edit]

While at QUT, Green, collaborated with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne, preparing content and developing an accompanying publication for TV50, a 2006 exhibition celebrating 50 years of Australian broadcasting.[5]

With Jean Burgess, Green published the book YouTube: Online Video and Participatory Culture.[6] The book examines the ways in which YouTube is being used by the media industries, by audiences and amateur producers, and by particular communities of interest, and explains how these uses challenge existing ideas about cultural ‘production’ and ‘consumption’. It includes specially commissioned chapters by John Hartley and Henry Jenkins.

The book was widely reviewed in academic journals including Media International Australia,[7] Popular Communication[8] and the International Journal of Digital Television.[9] It has since been translated into Italian and Brazilian Portuguese.[10]

Green is collaborating with Professor Henry Jenkins and digital strategist Sam Ford on a book about distribution and participatory culture titled Spreadable Media: Creating Value in a Network Culture. As of March 2011 it is forthcoming from NYU Press.


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