Jeffrey Blevins

Jeffrey Layne Blevins

Head, Department of Journalism & Associate Professor

McMicken Hall

22 B

A&S Journalism - 0174

Professional Summary

Dr. Blevins is an Associate Professor and Head of the Journalism Department.  Tenured in the Department of English & Comparative Literature, he also holds courtesy appointments in the Department of Communication, and Department of Political Science.  His Scholarship is grounded in U.S. telecommunication law and policy and engages critical political economy theory.  Dr. Blevins' published research has examined media ownership regulation, First Amendment jurisprudence on media ownership regulation, Internet media policy and the politics of the telecommunication policymaking process.  He has provided expertise on electronic media regulation and Federal Communications Commission policymaking to international, national, regional and local news media.  In 2009 Dr. Blevins served as a federal grant reviewer for the Broadband Technology Opportunity Program administered by the National Telecommunication and Information Administration and the U.S. Department of Commerce.  He is a frequent opinion-editorial columnist for major news outlets, including USA Today, The Cincinnati Enquirer, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and other venues.
Jeffrey Blevins CV


Ph.D., Ohio University 2001 (Telecommunication)

M.S., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 1998 (Mass Communication)

B.S., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 1995 (Mass Communication)

Research Support

Grant: #1708-04721 Investigators:Blevins, Jeffrey; Culley, Theresa; Johnson, Arlene; Lee, James; Wang, Xuemao; Wu, Tzu-Yu 01-01-2018 -06-30-2020 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation A Catalyst Model for Transdisciplinary Teams in Digital Scholarship: The University of Cincinnati’s Digital Scholarship Center Role:Collaborator $900,000.00 Awarded Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #R40527 Investigators:Bastos, Flavia Maria Cunha; Blevins, Jeffrey; Hughes, Sean; Iversen, Kristen; Lind, Amy; Torner, Evan 10-01-2019 -03-31-2020 UC's Urban Futures Digital Futures Anchor Development Program Story-telling & Social Justice Role:Collaborator $10,000.00 Active Level:Internal UC


Peer Reviewed Publications

Blevins, J. L. (2016. )Panoptic Missorts and the Hegemony of U.S. Data Privacy Policy .The Political Economy of Communication, ,4 (2 ),18

Blevins, J. L. (2014. )The Political Economy of Corporate Power and Free Speech in the United States .Media Watch, ,5 (2 ),209

Blevins, J. L. (2011. )Applying the U.S. Safe Harbor Policy to Television Violence .Journal of Children and Media, ,5 (1 ),37

Blevins, J. L. & Brown, D. H. (2010. )Concerns about the Disproportionate Use of Economic Research in the FCC’s Media Ownership Studies from 2002-2007 .Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, ,54 (4 ),603

Blevins, J. L. & Martinez, K. (2010. )A Political-Economic History of FCC Policy on Minority Broadcast Ownership .The Communication Review, ,13 (3 ),216

Newell, J. J., Blevins, J. L. & Bugeja, M. (2009. )Tragedies of the Broadcast Commons: Consumer Perspectives on the Ethics of Product Placement and Video News Releases .Journal of Mass Media Ethics, ,24 (4 ),201

Blevins, J. L. & Barrow, S. C. (2009. )The Political Economy of Free Speech and Network Neutrality: A Critical Analysis .Journal of Media Law & Ethics, ,1 (1/2 ),27

Brown, D. H. & Blevins, J. L. (2008. )Can the FCC still ignore the public? Interviews with two commissioners who listened .Television & New Media, ,9 (6 ),447

Blevins, J. L. & Anton, F. (2008. )Muted Voices in the Legislative Process: The Role of Scholarship in US Congressional Efforts to Protect Children from Online Pornography .New Media & Society, ,10 (1 ),115

Blevins, J. L. (2007. )The Political Economy of U.S. Broadcast Ownership Regulation and Free Speech after the Telecommunications Act of 1996 .Democratic Communique, ,21 (2 ),1

Blevins, J. L. & Brown, D. H. (2006. )Political Issue or Policy Matter? The U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s Third Biennial Review of Broadcast Ownership Rules .Journal of Communication Inquiry, ,30 (1 ),21

Blevins, J. L. (2004. )Battle of the On-Line Brands: Disney Loses Internet Portal War .Television & New Media, ,5 (3 ),247

Brown, D. H. & Blevins, J. L. (2002. )The Safe Harbor Agreement Between the United States and Europe: A Missed Opportunity to Balance the Interests of E-Commerce and Privacy On-Line? .Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, ,46 (4 ),565

Blevins, J. L. (2002. )Source Diversity After the Telecommunications Act of 1996: Media Oligarchs Begin to Colonize Cyberspace .Television & New Media, ,3 (1 ),95

Other Publications

Blevins, J.L. (2013. )Using Opinion-Editorial Writing Exercises Across Media Platforms for Electronic Media Law & Policy Courses .Journal of Media Education, 4 (2 ),26

Blevins, J.L. (2012. )Teaching the principle and practice of diversity in electronic media law and policy courses .Journal of Media Education, 3 (4 ),5

Blevins, J.L. & Shade, L.R. (2010. )International Perspectives on Network Neutrality -- Exploring the Politics of Internet Traffic Management and Policy Implications for Canada and the U.S. Global Media Journal--Canadian Edition, 3 (1/2 ),1

Blevins, J.L. (2003. )The Media Reform Movement in Communications Law and Policy Classes and Research .International Communication Assocation Newsletter, 31 (10 ),

Blevins, J.L. (2002. )Media Oligarchy: Implications for Entrepreneurship in Internet Media .Journalism and Mas Communication: The Making of Meaning, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Blevins, J.L. (2002. )SWOT Analysis: Disney Considers Acquisition of Yahoo! A Case Study Assignment for a Media Management Course .Feedback, 43 (4 ),48

Cooper, C.A. & Blevins, J.L. (2000. )How Fairly Did ABC Apply TV Ratings Systems to Primetime Programing? A Content Analysis .Feedback, 41 (1 ),16

Book Chapter

Blevins, J.L. (2001 )Counter-Hegemonic Media: Can Cyberspace Resist Corporate Colonization? Cyberimperialism? Global Relations in the New Electronic Frontier .(pp. 139).Westport, CT,Praeger

Blevins, J. L. (2019 )Social Media and Social Justice Movements after the Diminution of Black-Owned Media in the United States Media Across the African Diaspora: Content, Audiences and Global Influence .(pp. 191).New York,Routledge

Additional Publications


Blevins, J. L. (2017. )CityBeat, Cincinnati .(pp. 4).

Blevins, J. L. (2017. )CityBeat, Cincinnati .(pp. 8).

Blevins, J. L. (2017. )St. Louis Post-Dispatch .(pp. A9).

Blevins, J. L. (2017. )Des Moines Register .(pp. -A11).

Blevins, J. L. (2017. )USA Today .(pp. [online]).

Blevins, J. L. (2017. )The Cincinnati Enquirer .(pp. 19A).

Blevins, J. L. (2017. )CityBeat, Cincinnati .(pp. 7).

Blevins, J. L. (2016. )CityBeat, Cincinnati .(pp. online).

Blevins, J. L. (2016. )The Cincinnati Herald .(pp. B1-B3).

Blevins, J. L. (2016. )Louisville Courier-Journal .(pp. A12).

Blevins, J. L. (2016. )The Cincinnati Enquirer .(pp. 8A).

Blevins, J. L. (2016. )Detroit Free Press .(pp. online).

Blevins, J. L. (2014. )The Cincinnati Enquirer .(pp. A15).

Blevins, J. L. (2014. )CityBeat, Cincinnati .(pp. 8).

Blevins, J. L. (2014. )The Cincinnati Herald .(pp. B1).

Blevins, J. L. (2014. )CityBeat, Cincinnati .(pp. 8).

Blevins, J. L. (2013. )The Cincinnati Enquirer .(pp. F6).

Blevins, J. L. (2011. )Des Moines Register .(pp. 9A).

Blevins, J. L. (2011. )The Ames Tribune .(pp. A6).

Blevins, J. L. (2011. )Des Moines Business Record .

Blevins, J. L. (2011. )The Ames Tribune .(pp. A10).

Blevins, J. L. (2010. )Des Moines Register .(pp. 11A).

Blevins, J. L. (2009. )Des Moines Register .(pp. 11A).

Honors and Awards

2013 First Place, History Division Open Paper Competition. Broadcast Education Association Status:Recipient Level:National

2011 Third Place, Best Ideas in Teaching Communication Law & Policy Competition Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Status:Recipient Level:National Type:Monetary

2010 Champion of the First Amendment Society of Professional Journalists Status:Recipient Level:Local Type:Recognition

2002 Third Place, Management and Sales Division Case Study Competition Broadcast Education Association Status:Recipient Level:National Type:Recognition

2002 Favorite Broadast & Cinematic Arts Professor Central Michigan University Status:Recipient Level:University Type:Recognition

1999 First Place, Communication Technology Division Debut Paper Competition Broadcast Education Association Status:Recipient Level:National Type:Monetary

Courses Taught