Visting Brazil, Nick Couldry talks with Melina Meimaridis (Universidade Federal Fluminense) on the future of media studies, television and datafication.

Nick Couldry and Ulises A. Mejias are featured in an Al-Jazeera film about data and colonialism.

Published online on 10 July 2019.

Nick Couldry discusses data colonialism in an interview with scholar Paola Ricaurte Quijano (Berkman Center, Harvard, and Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico).

Recorded in November 2018 in Cambridge (US).

Nick Couldry and Andreas Hepp launch The Mediated Construction of Reality at the International "Communicative Figurations" Conference.

Recorded on 8 December 2016 at ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communications and Information Research, University of Bremen.

Nick Couldry challenges 'Digital Age' myths about social media platforms and the value of 'Big Data'.

Recorded on 21 November 2013 at LSE.

Professor Couldry speaks with Howard Burton of Ideas Roadshow about the evolution of his career and research.

Recorded in May 2014 at LSE.

Dr. Luis Sa Mauro Martino discusses Nick Couldry's work on "Why Voice Matters".

Recorded on 7 April 2015.


At the Datafied Society research centre (Utrecht University), Nick Couldry delivers the lecture “The Emerging Social Order of Data Colonialism: Why Critical Social Theory Still Matters!”.

Recorded on 12 June 2019 in Utrecht.

Nick Couldry lectures on data and colonisation at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG).

Recorded on 20 November 2018 in Berlin.

Nick Couldry delivers the keynote lecture, "The Social Construction of Reality- Really!" at Kappa Phi's First International Communication Conference.

Recorded on 25 June 2016 at the Banja Luka College of Communications.

Nick Couldry is invited to the University of Colorado to lecture on "Reconstructing Journalism's Public Rationale".

Recorded in April 2014 at The University of Colorado, Boulder.

Nick Couldry speaks at the 'Neoliberalism, Crisis and the World System' conference.

Recorded on 2 July 2013 at the University of York.

Professor Nick Couldry presents "The Myth of Big Data" at the 14th Social Study of ICTs Workshop.

Recorded on 19 May 2014 at LSE.


In the podcast of the “Culture, Power and Politics” seminar, Nick Couldry and Ulises A. Mejias discuss aspects of their book on data colonialism (“Costs of Connection”).

Originally posted on 9 July 2019.


Nick Couldry discusses the article "Data Colonialism: Rethinking Big Data’s Relation to the Contemporary Subject" with the editor of “Television & News Media” Jonathan Corpus Ong.

Originally posted on 17 December 2018.


In this podcast, Nick Couldry argues for the importance of remembering the work of Norbert Elias in understanding the complexities of today's social order, in particular the pressure of connection through social media.

Originally posted on 19 December 2015.


In this episode of the “Digital Sociology” podcast, Nick Couldry talks about his recent work on digital data, colonialism and mediatization.

Originally posted on 19 February 2019.


Co-presenting for The University of Sydney and Sydney Ideas, Nick Couldry discusses how internet-based connectivity leads to the construction of a social world based on the permanent monitoring of all actors and the processing of the resulting data.

Originally Posted on 12 April 2016.

In this podcast, Jeff Pooley speaks with Nick Couldry about the release of his book Media, Society, World: Social Theory and Digital Media Practice.

Originally posted on 4 February 2013.

In his inaugural lecture as Professor of Media, Communications and Social Theory at LSE, Nick Couldry challenges some ‘digital age’ myths about how we gather on social media platforms and the value of ‘big data’, and considers the new forms of agency and injustice emerging alongside them. A video of the lecture can be found here.

Recorded on 21 November 2013 at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE


Toby Miller of the culturalstudies podcast speaks with Nick Couldry about his work and writing on media and social theory.

Originally posted on 1 August 2011.


Online and PRINT

“Colonialismo de Dados Ameaça Liberdade e Dá Gás à 'Guerra Fria' EUA x China” (in Portuguese)

In an interview with Kaluan Bernardo for UOL, a leading Brazilian journalistic website, Nick Couldry explores the meaning and consequences of data colonialism.

Originally published in 25 May 2019.

“Novo Colonialismo Não Explora Apenas Riquezas Naturais, Explora Nossos Dados” (in Portuguese)

Nick Couldry’s work on data colonialism is discussed in this piece published by Jornal da USP, a website of the University of São Paulo. He was interviewed by Denis Pacheco.

Originally published in 20 May 2019.

"Reassessing the Price of Connection"

In this blogpost for the Enhancing Life Project, Professor Couldry examines the potential contradiction between the promise of online connection and its practical reality, taking into further consideration the complexities of the conditions under which it is, or is not, possible to enhance life in today's digital world.

Originally published 7 July 2016.

"Data and the Expansion of Human Freedom: A Q & A with Dr. Nick Couldry"

Nick Couldry discusses his current research for the Enhancing Life Project. He details the inspiration behind the project, the sources and methods used to address the

research question, and the challenges he has encountered thusfar.

Originally published 5 July 2016.

"Why Voice Matters"

In an interview with Ashish Sen, Professor Nick Couldry not only elaborates on the distinction between voice as process and voice as value,

but also stresses the importance of re-examining how Community Media is valued.

Originally published on 24 December 2015.