James Tracy

James Tracy

Professor in the Communication department at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

Email: ude.uaf|ycartfj#ude.uaf|ycartfj
Phone: (561)297-6265
Areas of Expertise: Media History and Analysis, Political Economy of Communication

1998-2002 – Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Communication and Media Studies, University of Iowa

1996-1998 – Master of Arts (M.A.), Communication and Media studies

1990-1995 – Bachelor’s Degree, Radio Television and film

Jan 2016- present, President James Tracy Legal Defense Fund Inc. Location Boca Raton, FL 33431. On January 6, 2016 James Tracy was fired from his tenured position as Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Florida Atlantic University for failing to properly complete and file paperwork concerning alleged "outside activities." He presently runs the James Tracy Legal Defense Fund Inc., to finance research and analysis of his 2016 termination from Florida Atlantic University. Tracy maintains that his termination threatens the free speech and academic freedom of
faculty throughout the United States.

Aug 2002 – Jan 2016, Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University

Featured Skills & Endorsements
Research, Public speaking, Editing, Social Media, Blogging, Photoshop, Event Planning, Teaching, Journalism, Copy editing


Tracy, J. F. “A Historical Case Study of Alternative News Media and Labor Activism: The Dubuque Leader 1935-1939," Journalism & Communication Monographs 8.4 (2007): 269-343.

Tracy, J. F. "Covering Workers: News Media, Labor, and the 2008 Economic Crisis,"in The Propaganda Society: Promotional Culture and Politics in Global Context, Gerald Sussman, editor.

New York: Peter Lang, 2011, 267-282.

Tracy J. F. "Covering ‘Financial Terrorism’: The Greek Debt Crisis in U.S. News Media,"

Journalism Practice (Summer 2012, forthcoming).

Tracy, J. F. and M. L. Hayashi. "Librarians of the World Unite? Possibilities and Realities from Florida, USA," Special Issue Getting the Message: Communication Workers and Global Value
Chains, edited by Vincent Mosco and Catherine McKercher, Work, Organisation, Labour and Globalisation 4.2 (2010): 96-110.

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