Sydney L. Forde


Political economy of communications, critical theory, media power and policymaking, media and democracy


2014 to 2018 bachelor's degree in Communications from Brock University, St. Catharines (Canada). 2018 to 2019 joint master's degree in Canadian-American Studies at Brock University, St. Catharines (Canada) and the University at Buffalo. Since 2020 completing PhD in Mass Communications in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at the Pennsylvania State University. Since 2023 research affiliate/fellow at the Media, Inequality and Change Center (MIC) at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. 2024 Fellow at the Institute for Social Research.

Veröffentlichungen (Auswahl)

McAllister, Matthew P., Yasemin Beykont and Sydney L. Forde 2023: The racialized celebrity other in perfume advertisements, in: Communication, Culture, & Critique 16(3), 141–157.

Forde, Sydney L. 2022: UnFoxing market failure: Complicating Media Matters for America’s #UnFoxMyCableBox campaign for digital activism after Trump, in: Robert E. Gutsche, Jr.: The future of the presidency, democracy, and journalism: After Trump. Routledge, 201–220.

Forde, Sydney L. 2022: Ontario’s right-wing populism »will cost you«: A propaganda analysis of Ford’s Sticker Act and Canadian journalism’s response, in: Canadian Journal of Communication 47(2), 337–359.

Forde, Sydney L., Robert E. Gutsche, Jr. and Juliet Pinto 2022: Digital palimpsests: Exploring »ideological correction« in online news updates of Portland protests & police violence, in: Journalism 24(1), 157–176.

Gutsche, Jr., Robert E., Sydney L. Forde, Juliet Pinto and Yangi Zhu 2022: »GOOD MORNING, COVID!« The inertia of journalistic imaginaries in morning shows’ online comments, in: Journalism 23(12), 2552–2570.

Forde, Sydney L. 2022: The political economy of journalistic objectivity. The Law and Political Economy Project (LPE) at Yale Law School.

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