John V. Pavlik is Professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
Pavlik has written widely on the impact of new technology on journalism, media and society, with a particular interest in the role of the press in society in the U.S. and globally. His books include Converging Media, with Shawn McIntosh (Oxford University Press), Mobile Disruptions in the Middle East: Lessons from Qatar and the Arabian Gulf Region in mobile media content innovation, with Everette E. Dennis, Rachel Davis Mersey and Justin Gengler (Routledge Press), Masterful Stories: Lessons from Golden Age Radio (Routledge Press), Media in the Digital Age (Columbia University Press), Journalism and New Media (Columbia University Press), and The People’s Right to Know (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates). His next book is Journalism in the Age of Virtual Reality (forthcoming from Columbia University Press).
He is co-developer (with Prof. Steven Feiner, Computer Science, Columbia University) of the Situated Documentary, a form of location-based storytelling using the emerging mobile and wearable platforms of Augmented Reality and 360-degree video. He has previously written for CNN.com. He is former Associate Dean for Research and Professor, Northwestern University in Qatar. He was inaugural Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Media Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria (2008).