Joshua A. Braun

Joshua A. Braun

Assistant Professor of Communications

MBE, University of Pennsylvania; BS, University of California Santa Barbara; MS, PhD, Cornell University

Film Video and Interactive Media
Center for Comm.&Engineer LL  349B

(203) 582-6405


I teach in the Interactive Communications program and study how large legacy media organizations are adapting to digital distribution. My dissertation fieldwork was done with MSNBC. I've also worked as a science journalist for NPR, Scientific American Online, and Seed Magazine, where I covered diverse topics ranging from nuclear security to deep-sea oceanography to prison reform.

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Communication, Cornell University, 2011 | M.S. in Communication, Cornell University, 2009 | Master of Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania, 2005 | B.S., Sciences in the Media (Individual Concentration), UC Santa Barbara, 2003

Research Interests

I examine the future of television, news, and television news, predominantly from a "sociology of technology" perspective.

Curriculum Vitae