John V. Pavlik (he/him) is a professor of journalism and media studies at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA. Pavlik has researched and written widely on the impact of new technology on journalism, media and society. His books include Disruption and Digital Journalism, published in 2021 by Routledge, Journalism in the Age of Virtual Reality, Converging Media, Media in the Digital Age, Journalism and New Media and The People’s Right to Know. He is co-developer of the Situated Documentary, a form of location-based storytelling using Augmented Reality and 360-degree video.
By trying to intimidate the platforms now, he’s seeking to control how the 2020 campaign plays out online and “about appealing to his base.”