Maria McLeod, assistant professor for Department of Journalism at Western Washington University, researches the use of social media to advance socio-political causes. McLeod teaches mass media, public relations, and journalism.

(See my biography page for more information).


Publications:
The Lady in Red: Image Deconstruction and the Gezi Park Uprising

This paper presents a postmodern, social-semiotic deconstruction of the “Lady In Red,” an iconic news photo from the 2013 Gezi Park uprising depicting a Turkish activist being pepper-sprayed by police.

Article: Print

$US10.00

Published online: February 19, 2016

$US5.00
Crowdfunding the Web Series: A Case Study in the Political Economy of New Media and the Production of a Fan Following

This case study of the crowd-funded web series “Dark Darkness” explores the interplay between the convergence of traditional and new forms of entertainment serials made possible by digital media platforms.

Article: Print

$US10.00

Published online: January 25, 2017

$US5.00