Eric's scholarship and reporting focus on the intersections of music technology, discourse, and commerce. His first book, Who Got the Camera? A History of Rap and Reality, will be published by the University of Texas Press in October, 2021.
Eric has written and reported for The New Yorker , Rolling Stone , The Atlantic , The New Republic , The LA Review of Books , Buzzfeed , MTV.com , and The Village Voice among many other publications, and has served as a commentator on music and technology for NPR’s All Things Considered and other programs. In May 2018, Eric gave the keynote address at Ebbing Sounds, an international, interdisciplinary symposium investigating new ways of music production, music listening, and music critique.
Eric is the Managing Editor of the Journal of Popular Music Studies. He has published research in the peer-reviewed scholarly journals Black Camera (2017), The International Journal of Cultural Studies (2015), and Convergence (2013), contributed a chapter to the edited volume Managing Media Work (Sage, 2010), and has recently co-edited a special issue of Cultural Industries Journal (2016) on technologies and recording industries.
From 1999-2002, Eric was a videographer/editor on several nationally broadcast documentaries (Discovery Channel, TLC, Travel Channel) and local PBS affiliate programming (Indianapolis station WFYI).
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News Reporting, Multimedia Journalism Workshop, Multimedia Reporting, Arts & Entertainment Reporting, Feature Reporting
Ph.D., Communication and Culture, Indiana University, 2013Back