Nick’s Newest

(and see, “Recent Publications” for 1996-present, and the column to the right, on this page, for the latest FromDC2Iowa blog essays)

“When Believing Is Seeing,” Iowa City Press-Citizen, July 14, 2014, p., A5 [embedded in blog essay, "When Believing is Seeing," July 14, 2014]

“Is Texting the Problem, or Just Part of the Problem?” Iowa City Press-Citizen, June 16, 2014, p. A5 [embedded in blog essay, "DWI, DWT, DWD: Keeping Our Eyes On The Road," June 13, 2014]

“What Is It With the Iowa State Board of Regents?!” Iowa City Press-Citizen, May 16, 2014, p. A7 [embedded in blog essay, "Iowa's Economic Foundation? Graduate Education & Research," May 5, 2014]

“Blogfeed: From DC2 Iowa,” “Iowa’s Economic Foundation? Graduate Education & Research,” May 5, 2014 (The Gazette‘s Blogfeed is a hard copy feature (unavailable online) that runs edited versions of online blog essays. This one was published by The Gazette, May 11, 2014, p. A10.)

“Talking TIF: Costs Outweigh Possible Benefits,” The Gazette, April 13, 2014, pp. A9, A12 [embedded in blog essay, "Tussling Over TIFs: Pros and Cons; Tough TIF Talk," April 30, 2014]

“Too Many Negatives, Too Little Upside to TIFs,” The Gazette, March 25, 2014, p. A6 [embedded in blog essay, "TIFs: Too Many Negatives," March 25, 2014]

“TIF: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Insist on More Transparency,” Iowa City Press-Citizen, March 18, 2014, p. A7 [embedded in blog essay "TIF Apology," March 18, 2014; with supporting, "TIFs: Links to Blog Essays," March 16, 2014]

Nicholas Johnson, “Communications Evolution, Revolution and the Role of the Academy,” Keynote Address, Dirty Sexy Policy Conference, Carsey-Wolf Center, University of California Santa Barbara, February 20, 2014

“Public Comments About Public Comments Guidelines,” Iowa City Press-Citizen, February 15, 2014, p. A9 [embedded in blog essay, "Open Mikes at Open Meetings?" February 12, 2014]

“Blogfeed: From DC2 Iowa,”  “Polar Vortex; God’s ‘Cold Shoulder Revenge,” January 7, 2014 (The Gazette‘s Blogfeed is a hard copy feature (unavailable online) that runs edited versions of online blog essays. This one was published by The Gazette, January 19, 2014, p. A10.)

Nick’s Books

(To preview or purchase any book, click on the Amazon, B&N, or Lulu links below)

Nicholas Johnson’s Amazon Author Central Page (select Sort By “Publication Date”)

Nicholas Johnson’s Barnes & Noble Nook Page

Nicholas Johnson’s Lulu Press Page

2013: Test Pattern for Living (2nd edition; Lulu)

How to Talk Back to Your Television Set (3rd edition; Lulu)

How to Talk Back to Your Television Set (4th edition; Amazon Kindle)

2012: From D.C. to Iowa: 2012 (Lulu)

        From D.C. to Iowa: 2012 (Amazon Kindle)

Predicting Our Future Cyberlife, 1970-2040 (Lulu; with 15 Iowa law students)

2009: Virtualosity: Eight Students in Search of Cyberlaw (Lulu)

What Do You Mean and How Do You Know: An Antidote for the Language That Does Our Thinking for Us (Lulu)

2008: Are We There Yet? Reflections on Politics in America (Lulu)

2007: Your Second Priority: A Former FCC Commissioner Speaks Out (Lulu)

[Local libraries that have these books in their collections: University of Iowa Libraries and the Law Library of the College of Law (all titles); Iowa City Public Library (From D.C. to Iowa: 2012), Coralville Public Library (Your Second Priority).]

Nick’s Blog:

Blog Index (a chronological list of links to over 960 entries)


Bibliography, Master



FCC Opinions (1966-1973)

Legal Writing

SSRN (a Social Science Research Network sampling of Nicholas Johnson’s Scholarly Papers)

Magazine Articles

Media Reform

Recent Publications (a reverse-chronological, annotated listing, 1996-present)

Speeches [and Sample Videos]