Adrienne Russell is Mary Laird Wood Professor in the Department of Communication and Associate Director of the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. Her research focuses on the digital-age evolution of activist communication and journalism and explores communication related to climate change and social justice. She is the author of Networked: A Contemporary History of News in Transition, which came out in 2011, and Journalism as Activism: Recoding Media Power, which was published in 2016. She is co-editor of the volumes Journalism and the NSA Revelations (2017) and International Blogging: Identity, Politics and Networked Publics (2009). Her work has been published in the top journals of the communication field. She recently co-launched 2K, a special section of the journal Social Media + Society that’s dedicated to public scholarship related to media and technology.
Russell earned a Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication from Indiana University, Bloomington, an M.S. in Media Studies from Stanford University, and a B.A. in World Literature and Cultural Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.