Nicholas W. Jankowski is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication, University of Nijmegen. He has studied community media and other small-scale forms of communication since the mid-1970s. His publications include: The Contours of Multimedia (with L. Hanssen, Luton, 1996); Community Media in the Information Age (Hampton, 2002); and A Handbook of Qualitative Methodologies for Mass Communication Research (with K.B. Jensen, Routledge, 1991). He is preparing a textbook on new media research with Martine van Selm (Sage, 2003).
Nicholas is initiator and co-editor of the journal New Media & Society, a founding board member of the European Institute of Communication and Culture (Euricom) and editor of the Hampton Press book series Euricom Monographs: Communicative Innovations and Democracy. At the OII, Nicholas studied the use of the Internet in election campaigns.