NEW YORK TIMES: The internet trolls have won, Want to purge your social media timeline, Can Society Scale?

WBEZ (Chicago NPR affilate): Facebook testimony before Congress, Facebook Testimony before EU

National Communication Association Gatekeeper Scholar Chat

The, Εφημερίδα Συντακτών, and Alpha TV - Greece

Glow Magazine: Queen of the Internet

Philadelphia Inquirer - Closing the ‘book.

TO BHMA (in greek) - on social media ad social unrest

with Austrian radio FM4 at on social network sites and sociality

A Networked Self, to Roy Christopher

Opting out of Social Media, WTTW11 Chicago Public Media, Chicago Tonight, November 2010.

Candidates Use All They Can to Get in Front of Voters, WBEZ Chicago Public Radio - Eight Forty-Eight, October 2010.

Coverage of A Private Sphere: Democracy in a Digital Age in Communications of the ACM.

Making Sense of Social Networks: An interview with Zizi Papacharissi, Educational Technology and Change Journal, 5/4/10.

Οι εφημερίδες δεν πεθαίνουν, αλλάζουν (Newspapers don’t die, they change) - Interview with Greek newspaper ΤΟ ΒΗΜΑ, 4/11/10. 


Zizi Papacharissi is Professor and Head of the Communication Department, Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and University Scholar at the University of Illinois System. Her work focuses on the social and political consequences of online media. She has published nine books, over 70 journal articles and book chapters, and serves on the editorial board of fifteen journals. Zizi is the founding and current Editor of the open access journal Social Media & Society. She has collaborated with Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Oculus and has participated in closed consultations with the Obama 2012 election campaign. She sits on the Committee on the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults, funded by the National Academies of Science, the National Research Council, and the Institute of Medicine in the US, and has been invited to lecture about her work on social media in several Universities and Research Institutes in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Her work has been translated in Greek, German, Korean, Chinese, Hungarian, Italian, Turkish, and Persian. She is presently working on her 10th book, titled After Democracy, with Yale University Press.

Zizi was born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece, and graduated from Anatolia College in 1991. She received a full scholarship to Mount Holyoke College, where she completed a double BA in Economics and Media Studies (1995), and to Kent State University, where she received a Masters degree in Communication Studies (1997). Her studies were fully funded by fellowships and scholarships from both the Onassis Foundation and the University of Texas of Austin, where she received her PhD (2000) in New Media Technologies and Political Communication. She was recognized by her alma mater, UT-Austin, as a high-impact scholar, an honor bestowed to a handful of the School's  most productive and impactful doctoral graduates and is the 2018 recipient of the Wayne Danielson Award for the sum and impact of her contributions to the field.