Dr. Vicki Mayer

Professor of Social Entrepreneurship
Director, ViaNolaVie




University of California, San Diego, PhD


Media Analysis
Technology Analysis
Alternative Journalism
Media Histories
Special Topics: Creative Labor, Hollywood South, The Public Intellectual 2.0

Research Interests

Media Audiences
Production Studies and Communication Labor
Citizenship and Culture
Latin American and Latino Media
Alternative and Community Media

Selected Publications


Almost Hollywood, Nearly New Orleans: The Lure of the Local Film Economy. Berkeley: UC Press, 2017.


With S. Alexander, F. Durham, A. L. Lawrence and C. Anderson, The Times-Picayune in a Changing Media World: The Transformation of an American Newspaper. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014.


Below the Line: Producers and Production Studies in the New Television Economy. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011.


Producing Dreams, Consuming Youth: Mexican Americans and Mass Media. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2003.



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Tulane University
Department of Communication
219 Newcomb Hall
New Orleans, LA 70118

Communication Dept., Tulane U., 219 Newcomb Hall, 1229 Broadway, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5730