Charlotte Ryan's Publications



  • "It Takes a Movement to Raise an Issue, Media Lessons from the 1997 U.P.S. Strike." Chapter in Culture, Power, and History. Brill Publications, 2006.
  • "Building Theorist-Activist Collaboration in the Media Arena: A Success Story." Chapter in Rhyming Hope and History: Academics, Activists and Social Movement Scholarship. David Croteau, William Hoynes, and Charlotte Ryan. Co-Editors. University of Minnesota Press, 2005.
  • "It takes a movement to raise an issue: News coverage of the 1997 Teamsters strike." Critical Sociology, Vol. 30: 4, 2004.
  • "Can we be compaņeros? Public sociology: A symposium from Boston College." Social Problems, Vol. 51, No. 1. Pp. 110-113, 2004.
  • "Why Media?" New England Nonprofit Quarterly, May 1999. (Also Contributing Editor).
  • "Battered in the Media: Mainstream Media Coverage of Welfare Reform." Radical America, Vol. 26, #1, August 1996
  • "The Media War over Welfare." Peace Review, Vol.8 #1, March 1996.
  • "Media Battlefronts: Political Action and Coverage in the Press." Social Policy, fall 1991
  • "Framing a Message; Nicaragua Comes to New Bedford." Annual Review of Peace Activism, 1989.
  • "Tilting Center: A Study of National Public Radio," EXTRA! April/May 1993.

Books/Articles written with others

  • Alimi, Eitan, William Gamson and Charlotte Ryan. "Knowing your Adversary: Israeli Structure of Political Opportunity and the Inception of the Palestinian Intifada." Social Forces December 2006.
  • Ryan, Charlotte and Samuel Alexander. "Reframing Environmental Policy Contests." Boston College Environmental Law Review, Spring 2006.
  • Ryan , Charlotte and William Gamson, "The Art of Reframing Political Debates." Contexts, Spring 2006. Reprinted in Contexts Reader. New York: WW Norton 2007.
  • Ryan, Charlotte, Michael Anastario and Alfredo DaCunha, "Changing Coverage of Domestic Violence Murders: A Longitudinal Experiment in Participatory Communication." Journal of Interpersonal Violence. February 2006.
  • Gamson, William and Charlotte Ryan, "Thinking about Elephants: Toward a Dialogue with George Lakoff." Public Eye Magazine. Vol. 19. No.2. Fall 2005.
  • Ryan, Charlotte, Michael Anastario and Karen Jeffreys. "Start Small, Build Big; Media Markets and Movement Opportunity." Mobilization, Spring 2005.
  • Duke, Jeffreys, Ryan and Da Cunha. Domestic Violence: A Handbook for Journalists. RICADV. 2000.
  • Gamson, William and Charlotte Ryan. "Democratic Media," Boston Review, March 1996.

Works Accepted for Publication


  • Ryan and Jeffreys. Communicating Change, Changing Communication. Forthcoming 2007.