John L. Sullivan, Ph.D.

John Sullivan

I am Professor of Media and Communication at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. My areas of research and teaching interest include the political economy of media institutions, media audiences, open source software and the free culture movement, and the shifting dynamics of digital media economies, with a specific emphasis on podcasting.

I am also the author of Media Audiences (Sage, 2013), an introductory undergraduate text that explores the history of audience studies as well as current scholarly debates about the notion of the audience.