Faculty profile

Jason Zenor

Associate Professor


Contact

10 Lanigan Hall
315.312.3525
jason.zenor@oswego.edu

Office hours

Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00-10:00am and By Appt.

Fall 2018 Schedule:

  • BRC 301 820 Media Economics - MWF 10:20-11:15am - Lanigan 106A
  • BRC 319 800 Mass Media and The Law - MWF 11:30-12:25pm - Lanigan 106A
  • BRC 419 800 Mass Media and Politics - MW 3:00-4:25pm - Mahar 208
  • BRC 319 ON1 Mass Media and The Law - Online
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Area(s) of Specialty: 
Media Law, Media & Politics, Audience Analysis, Q-Methodology

Research

Media Law and Policy; Indecent, Insensitive and Incendiary Speech; Media and Morality; Audience Reception

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:
"Sins of the Flesh? Obscenity Law in the Era of Virtual Reality" Communication Law & Policy 19, 1 (Autumn 2014).

"But Where are those Good Old Fashioned Values? Reception Analysis of Offensive Humor in Family Guy." Operant Subjectivity, 37 (2) (June 2014).

"Lifting the Dover Ban: The Compromise on Press Access to Fallen Soldiers Returning from War" University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy, 24, 1 (Spring 2013).

"Politics of Fear? Reception Analysis on the Meaning, Effect and Value of the New Yorker's 'Obama Cover'" Operant Subjectivity, 36 (1) (January 2013).

Performances and exhibitions

Research Presentations:
"Decoding the 'Code': Reception Theory and Moral Judgment of  Dexter." Presented to the Communication Theory and Methodology Division at the 201e Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, August 9th 2014, Montreal, QB.

Jason Zenor and David Moody, "Return of the King' Audience Reception of The Boondocks in the Post-Racial World." Presented to Minorities and Communication Division at the 2014 Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, August 8th 2014, Montreal, QB.

"(Virtual) Crime & (Real) Punishment: the PROTECT Act's Punishment of Erotic Cartoons as Child Pornography." Presented to the Law and Policy Division at the 2013 Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, August 9th 2013, Washington, DC.

"Crime of Impossibility? A Critical Examination of Western Obscenity Laws and the Criminalizing of Fantasy." Presented to the Critical & Cultural Studies Division at the 2013 Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, August 8th 2011,  Washington, DC.

Education

Juris Doctorate, University of South Dakota School of Law 
M.P.A (Public Administration) University of South Dakota 
M.A. Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication