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Sydney L. Forde

PhD Candidate in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications

The Pennsylvania State University


The Pennsylvania State University

2020 - 2025

2018 - 2019

MA University at Buffalo | Brock University

BA Brock University
First Class Standing


Mass Communications
Advisor: Matthew P. McAllister
Committee: Christopher Ali; Krishna Jayakar; Matthew Jordan; Victor Pickard

Dissertation: Exempting Democracy: An Analysis of Market Ontology Through Two Journalism Anti-Trust Exemption Acts [NPA and JCPA]

Canadian - American Studies

MA Thesis: Diverging Media: US and Canadian Public and Private Media Representations of Immigrants and Refugees

Business Communications
Honours Thesis: Right Over Reason: Unnatural Voting in the Age of Populism

Research Interests

Political Economy of Media Industries

Media Policy &
Critical Theory

Journalism and
Public Media

L-R: Dr. Matthew F. Jordan; Dr. Christopher Ali; Sydney L. Forde; Dr. Matthew P. McAllister; Dr. Krishna Jayakar


"In a very real sense, the function of both science and art is to exaggerate, provided that what is exaggerated is truth and not falsehood."

- Paul Sweezy, 1966

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