Jernej Amon Prodnik

nejc2Dr. Jernej Amon Prodnik is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague (the PolCoRe research group), and a researcher at the Social Communication Research Centre, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). He defended his PhD in media and communication studies at the University of Ljubljana in 2013 under the title Political Economy of Communication and Structural Transformations of Capitalism. His principal research interests include critique of political economy (with a focus on media and communication) and the wider social context of technological changes and democratic potentials brought about by new technologies. The latter includes research attention to the different facets of political communication in constantly changing digital environments (including social media), for example e-democracy and e-participation, critical normative theories of public sphere and new social movements. Since 2012 he has been a member of the editorial board of the Slovenian journal Casopis za kritiko znanosti [Journal for the Critique of Science] (ISSN: 0351-4285). In 2013 he became a member of the editorial board of tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society (ISSN: 1726-670X), an international journal with focus on critical studies of media, information, and power in capitalist societies. He has been either teaching or assisting in different faculty undergraduate courses at the Media Studies department at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, since 2010.

Recent publications:

Prodnik, J. A. (2014). A Seeping Commodification: The Long Revolution in the Proliferation of Communication Commodities. TripleC – Communication, Capitalism & Critique, Vol. 12 (No. 1), pp. 142-168. Text available via:

Sevignani, S.; Prey, R.; Sandoval, M.; Allmer, T.; Prodnik, J. A.; Kreilinger, V. (2014). Critical Studies of Contemporary Informational Capitalism: The Perspective of Young Scholars. In C. Fuchs & M. Sandoval (Eds.), Critique, Social Media, and the Information Society (Routledge studies in science, technology and society, 23), pp. 76-90. New York, London: Routledge.

Prodnik, J. (2012).  Razvojne tendence medijev v kapitalizmu v luči politične ekonomije komuniciranja [ENG: Foundations of the Political Economy of Communication and the Tendencies of Media in Capitalism]. Javnost – The Public, Vol. 19 (No. 5), pp. 1-18.

Prodnik, J. (2012). A Note on the Ongoing Processes of Commodification: From the Audience Commodity to the Social Factory. TripleC – Cognition, Communication, Co-operation (Special Issue Edited by C. Fuchs & V. Mosco), Vol. 10 (No. 2), pp. 274-301. Accessible via:

Prodnik, J. (2012).  Post-Fordist Communities and Cyberspace: A Critical Approach. In H. Breslow & A. Mousoutzanis (Eds.), Cybercultures: Mediations of Community, Culture, Politics, pp. 75-100. Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi.