Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Agur C (forthcoming in 2017). “Re-Imagining the Indian State: External Forces and the Transformation of Telecommunications Policy, 1947-present,” Global Media and Communication.

Belair-Gagnon, V, Agur, C and Frisch N (2017). “The Changing Physical and Social Environment of Newsgathering: A Case Study of Foreign Correspondents Using Chat Apps during Unrest,” Social Media + Society. Vol. 3, No. 1.

Agur C (2015). “Second Order Networks, Gambling, and Corruption on Indian Mobile Phone Networks,” Media, Culture & Society, Vol. 32, No. 5, pp. 768-83.

Belair-Gagnon V, Mishra S, and Agur C (2014). “Reconstructing the Indian Public Sphere: Newswork and Social Media in the Delhi Gang Rape Case,” Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, Vol. 15, No. 8, pp. 1059-75.

Agur C (2013). “Negotiated Order: The Fourth Amendment, Telephone Surveillance and Social Interactions, 1878-1968,” Information and Culture, Vol. 48, No. 4, pp. 419-47. Winner of the 2013 Bernard S. Finn IEEE History Prize from the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), for the best published article on the history of power, electronics, telecommunications or computer science.

Agur C (2013). “A Foreign Field No Longer: India, the IPL and the Global Business of Cricket,” Journal of Asian and African StudiesVol. 48, No. 5, pp. 541-56.

Reports

Belair-Gagnon V, Agur C, and Frisch N (2016). “New Frontiers of Newsgathering: How Foreign Correspondents Use Chat Apps to Cover Political Unrest.” Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University. PDF.

Agur C, Subramanian R, and Belair-Gagnon V (2015). “Interactions and Policy-making: Civil Society Perspectives on the Multi-Stakeholder Internet Governance Process in India.” Internet Policy Observatory, Center for Global Communication Studies, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. PDF.

Book Chapters

Agur C (2016). “ICTs and Education in Developing Countries: The Case Study of India.” In Greenhow, Sonnevend and Agur (eds., 2016), Education and Social Media: Toward a Digital Future. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Agur C (2015). “Betting Across Borders: Mobile Networks and the Future of Gambling.” The Good Life in Asia’s Digital 21st Century. Hong Kong: Digital Asia Hub. Harvard University: Berkman Center for Internet and Society. One of three winners of the 2015 Essay Writing Competition at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. PDF.

Belair-Gagnon V and Agur C (2015). “#Verdict2014: Social Media and Changing Norms in Indian Mainstream Journalism During the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.” In Thorsen and Sreedharan (eds.), The Indian Election 2014: First Reflections. Bournemouth, UK: Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community at Bournemouth University. PDF.

Popular Media

Belair-Gagnon V and Agur C (2016). “On Chat Apps, Journalists Need to Build Relationships.” Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University. November 7, 2016. PDF.

Belair-Gagnon V and Agur C (2016). “Five Ways Reporters Have Used Chat Apps to Cover Political Unrest.” Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University. November 1, 2016. PDF.

Agur C (2015). “From Bootleggers to Big Data: Wiretapping in America.” Timeline.com, February 1, 2015.

Agur C, Subramanian R, and Belair-Gagnon V (2014). “Connecting the Dots: Interactions in Internet Rights and Security in India.” Center for Global Communication Studies, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, September 25, 2014. PDF.

Agur C and Michael G (2014). “Internet Governance: Global Rules or National Experimentation.” Canadian International Council, OpenCanada.org, September 9, 2014.

Agur C (2014). “Disclosure and its Discontents: Protecting Privacy in a Time of Surveillance.” Center for Global Communication Studies, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, May 9, 2014. PDF.

Agur C, Subramanian R, and Belair-Gagnon V (2014). “Security, Internet Rights and Principles: Power Shifts and Implications for Internet Policy-Making in India.” Center for Global Communication Studies, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, March 26, 2014. PDF.

Belair-Gagnon V and Agur C (2013). “Emerging Spaces for Storytelling: Journalistic Lessons from the Delhi Gang Rape Case.” Nieman Journalism Lab, Harvard University, April 8, 2013.

Belair-Gagnon V and Agur C (2013). “When Print is Thriving, Where Does Social Media Fit?” Nieman Journalism Lab, Harvard University, January 13, 2013.