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Greg Downey

Historian and geographer of information/communication technology and labor

Professor, journalism and mass communication; library and information studies School of Journalism and Mass Communications Work: 608-695-4310 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • History of information technology
  • Geography of communication
  • Teaching with new media


  • Author, "Closed Captioning: Subtitling, Stenography, and the Digital Convergence of Text with Television," 2008
  • William H. Kiekhofer Distinguished Teaching Award, 2007
  • Author, "Telegraph Messenger Boys: Labor, Technology, and Geography, 1850-1950," 2002