Avoiding News

This book, co-authored with Ruth Palmer (IE University) and Rasmus Kleis Nielsen (Oxford), focuses on making sense of the phenomenon of "news avoidance," or why a small but significant subset of people consume little to no conventional news and what news avoidance can tell us about many people's increasingly complex relationship with news media today. This project began during my time as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute where I interviewed news avoiders in the UK in the months following the "Brexit" vote in 2016-2017. It has since expanded to include more than 160 interviews in Spain, the UK, and the US, thanks in part to a grant from the University of Minnesota.

The book is currently under contract with Columbia University Press.

This page will be updated with more information about the book as we make progress on completing the manuscript. Links to published articles originating from this project can be found here.