Fans, Audiences, Artists and Industries

Baym, N. K., Cavicchi, D., & Coates, N. (2017) Music Fandom in the Digital Age: A Conversation. Music Fandom in the Digital Age: A Conversation. In Click M. & Scott, S. (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom. (link is to Google Books results, may be limited)

Baym, N. K. (2015). Connect with Your Audience! The Relational Labor of Connection. The Communication Review 18(1), 14-22. (link is to pre-print)

Banet-Weiser, S., Baym, N., Coppa, F., Gauntlett, D., Gray, J. & Jenkins, H. (2014). Creativity. International Journal of Communication (8). (Link is to PDF)

Baym, N. K. (2013). The Perils and Pleasures of Tweeting with Fans. In Twitter and Society, edited by Katrin Weller, Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Merja Mahrt, Cornelius Puschmann Peter Lang (Link is to PDF of whole book which is CC licensed!)

Baym, N. K. (2013). Data Not Seen: The Uses and Shortcomings of Social Media Metrics First Monday 10 (October)

Baym, N. K. (2012). Fans or Friends: Seeing Social Media Audiences as Musicians Do. Participations 9(2). (link is to PDF)

Baym, N. K. & boyd, d. (2012). Socially Mediated Publicness: An Introduction Special issue of the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, edited by Baym and boyd.

Baym, N. K. (2011). Embracing The Flow Research Memo, Convergence Culture Consortium, MIT. (link is to PDF)

Baym, N. K. (2011). The Swedish Model: Balancing Markets and Gifts in the Music Industry. Popular Communication, 9(1), 22-38. Available open access here.

Baym, N. K. (2010). Rethinking the Music Industry. Popular Communication, Special Issue on the Recession. 8 (3) 177-180.

Baym, N. K. & Burnett. R. (2009). Amateur Experts: International Fan Labor in Swedish Independent Music. International Journal of Cultural Studies. 12(5): 1-17 Available open access here.

Baym, N. K. (2007). The new shape of online community: The example of Swedish independent music fandom. First Monday, volume 12, number 8. Link goes to open access article.

(see online community section below for early work on online fan community)

Personal Relationships and New Technologies

Hall, J., Baym N. K. & Miltner, K. (2014). Put Down that Phone and Talk to Me: Understanding the Roles of Mobile Phone Norm Adherence and Similarity in Relationships. Mobile Media & Communication, 2(2). (link is to PDF download)

Hall, J. & Baym, N. K. (2012). Calling and Texting (Too Much): Mobile maintenance expectations, (over)dependence, entrapment, and friendship satisfaction. New Media & Society, 14(2), 316-331. Available open access here.

Baym, N. K. (2011). Social Networks 2.0 in The Blackwell Companion to Internet Studies. Edited by Mia Consalvo and Charles Ess.

Baym, N. K. & Ledbetter, A. (2009). Tunes that Bind?: Predicting Friendship Strength in a Music-Based Social Network. Information, Communication & Society.12(3). Available open access here.

Baym, N.K., Zhang, Y.B., Lin, M.-C., Kunkel, A., Lin, M. & Ledbetter, A. (2007). Relational Quality and Media Use. New Media & Society, 9(5). Available open access here.

Baym, N. K. (2006). Interpersonal Life Online. In S. Livingstone & L. Lievrouw (Eds.) The Handbook of New Media, Student Edition. Sage Publications. (updated version of the article from the 2001 first edition)

Baym, N. K. (2005) Online Communication in Close Relationships: Revealing what surveys obscure. In M. Consalvo and M. Allen (Eds.). Internet Research Annual, Volume 2. Peter Lang.

Postmes, T. & Baym, N. K.(2005). Intergroup Communication and the Internet. In Harwood, J. & Giles, H. (Eds.) Intergroup Communication: Multiple Perspectives. Peter Lang.

Baym, N.K., Zhang, Y.B., & Lin, M.-C. (2004). Social Interactions across Media: Interpersonal Communication on the Internet, Face-to-Face, and the Telephone. New Media & Society.6(3), 299-318. Available open access here.

Baym, N. K. (2003), Editor. The Interpersonal Internet Special issue of the Electronic Journal of Communication/Revue Electronique de Communication. Link goes to online special issue.

Baym, N. K. (2001). Interpersonal Life Online. In S. Livingstone & L. Lievrouw (Eds.) The Handbook of New Media. Sage Publications.


Tiidenberg, K. & Baym, N. (2017)
: Learn It, Buy It, Work It: Intensive Pregnancy on Instagram
Social Media + Society, first published January 1, 2017. (link is to full article)

Senft, T. M. & Baym. N. K. (eds.) What Does the Selfie Say? Special Section, International Journal of Communication, Volume 9, 2015. 19 articles! All open access!

Senft, T. M. & Baym, N. K. (2015). Introduction. What Does the Selfie Say?: Investigating a Global Phenomenon International Journal of Communication (9).

Miltner, K. & Baym, N. K. (2015). The Selfie of the Year of the Selfie: Reflections on a Media Scandal International Journal of Communication (9).

Online Community

Baym, N. K. (2005). Language in Computer-Mediated Communication. In Brown, K. (Ed.). The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, Second Edition. Elsevier.

Translated to Croatian! Baym, N. K., (2004) Izvedbe humora u racunalno posredovanoj komunikciji. Institut za ethnologiju i folkloristiku. Etnographije Interneta. Ibis Grafica. pp. 161-191.

Baym, N. K. (2003). Communication Practices in the Online Community. In Levinson, D. & Christensen, K. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Community. Sage Publications

Baym, N. K. (2002). “I Think of Them as Friends” Interpersonal Relationships in the Online Community. In G. Dines & J. M. Humez (Eds.) Gender, Race, & Class in Media, Second Edition. Sage Publications. {an abridged reprinted chapter from my book of the same name}

Baym, N. K. (2002). Situating Online Community in Offline Life. Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia.

Baym, N. K. (2001). Tune In, Log On. In A. Giddens (Ed.) Sociology: Introductory Readings, Second Edition. Polity Press. {a reprinted excerpt from the book of the same name}

Baym, N. K. (2000). Vom Heimatdorf zum Großstadtdschungel: Die Urbanisierung der On-Line Gemeinschaft. In U. Thiedeke (Ed.) Virtuelle Gruppen. Charaktersitika und Problemdimensionen. Opladen/Wiesbaden. Westdeutcher Verlag.

Baym, N. K. (1998). The Emergence of On-line Community. In S. Jones (Ed.) Cybersociety: communication and community (pp. 35-68), Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Baym, N. K. (1998). The Talk of Fandom: The Importance of the Social Practices of Soap Opera Fans in a Computer-Mediated Discussion Group. In Cheryl Harris & Alison Alexander (Eds.) Theorizing Fandom: Fans, Subcultures and Identity, Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press Inc.

Baym, N. K. (1997). Interpreting Soap Operas and Creating Community: Inside an Electronic Fan Culture. In Sara Kiesler (Ed.) Culture of the Internet. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence-Erlbaum. {this is an abridged reprint of the 1993 Journal of Folklore Research article}

Baym, N. K. (1996). Agreements and Disagreements in a Computer-Mediated Discussion. Research on Language and Social Interaction. 29, 315-346. Available open access here.

Baym, N. K. (1995). The Performance of Humor in Computer-Mediated Communication. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Volume 1, Issue 2. Link is to open access article.

Baym, N. K. (1995). The Emergence of Community in Computer-Mediated Communication. In Steven Jones (Ed.) CyberSociety, 138-163. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Baym, N. K. (1995). From Practice to Culture on Usenet. In Susan Leigh Star (Ed.) The Cultures of Computing, 29-52. Sociological Review Monograph Series. London: Basil Blackwell.

Baym, N. K. (1993). Interpreting Soap Operas and Creating Community: Inside a Computer-Mediated Fan Culture. Journal of Folklore Research, Vol. 30, No. 2/3, 143-177. {reprinted in abridged form in Kiesler, 1997 — see above} Available open access here.

Internet Research As A Field

Baym, N. K. (2015). Social Media and the Struggle for Society Social Media + Society Volume 1, Issues 1-2. (link is to PDF)

Baym, N. K. (2009). A Call for Grounding in the Face of Blurred Boundaries Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication Volume 14, Issue 3, 720-723.

Baym, N. K. (2005), Editor. ICT Research and disciplinary boundaries: Is ‘Internet Research’ a virtual field, a proto-discipline, or something else? Special issue of The Information Society (click on link for table of contents and abstracts). My introduction available open access here.

Research Methods

Baym, N. K. (2006). Finding the Quality in Qualitative Internet Research. In Silver, D. & Massanari, A. (Eds.) Critical Cyberculture Studies: Current Terrains, Future Directions. New York University Press.