Ford, H. (2022) Writing the Revolution: Wikipedia and the Survival of Facts in the Digital Age, MIT Press.
Peer reviewed articles and book chapters
Ford, H. and Richardson, M. (in press) Witnessing Infrastructures: Airwars and Transformative Advocacy in Conflict Monitoring. Media, Culture and Society.
Ford, H. (2022) Ethnographies of the digitally dispossessed. The Routledge Companion to Media Anthropology edited by Elisabetta Costa, Patricia G. Lange, Nell Haynes, Jolynna Sinanan. [published version]
Moss, G. and Ford, H. (2020) How accountable are digital platforms? in Dutton, W. H. (Ed.), A Research Agenda for Digital Politics. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. [authors’ pre-print | published version]
Ford, H. and Hutchinson, J. (2019) Newsbots that mediate journalist and audience relationships. Digital Journalism.
Sorensen, L., Ford, H., Al-Saqaf, W., Bosch, T. & Voltmer, K. (2019) Dialogue of the Deaf: Listening on Twitter and Democratic Responsiveness during the 2015 South African State of the Nation Address. Media, Communication and the Struggle for Democratic Change: Contested Transitions in the New Media Age. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [pre-print] [published version]
Ford, H., Pensa, I., Devouard, F., Pucciarelli, M., Botturi, L. (2018) Beyond notification: Filling gaps in peer production projects. New Media & Society. Sage Publishing. [pre-print] [published version]
Ford, H. (2017) The search for Wikipedia’s edges. In L. Hjorth, H. Horst, A. Galloway, G. Bell (Eds), Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography. Routledge. [published version]
Ford, H., & Graham, M. (2016). Provenance, power and place: Linked data and opaque digital geographies. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 34(6), 957-970. [SSRN pre-print; published version]
Ford, H., Puschmann, C., & Dubois, D. (2016). Keeping Ottawa honest, one tweet at a time? Politicians, journalists, Wikipedians and their Twitter bots. International Journal of Communication, 10, 4891-4914. [IJOC open access]
Ford, H. (2016) Wikipedia and the sum of all human information. Nordisk Tidsskrift for Informationsvidenskab og Kulturformidling. 5(1), 9-13. [Open Access]
Ford, H. and Graham, M. (2016) Semantic Cities: Coded Geopolitics and Rise of the Semantic Web. In R. Kitchin and S. Perng (Eds.), Code and the City. Routledge. [SSRN pre-print]
Dubois, E. and Ford, H. (2015) Qualitative Political Communication| Trace Interviews: An Actor-Centered Approach. International Journal of Communication, 9: 25
Sen, S. W., Ford, H., Musicant, D. R., Graham, M., Keyes, O. S., & Hecht, B. (2015, April). Barriers to the Localness of Volunteered Geographic Information. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 197-206). ACM. [PDF]
Ford, H. (2014). Infoboxes and cleanup tags: Artifacts of Wikipedia news making. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism.
Ford, H., Sen, S., Musicant, D.R., and Miller, N. (2013). Getting to the Source: Where does Wikipedia Get Its Information From? ACM WikiSym ’13, Hong Kong, China.
Ford, H. (2014). Big Data and Small: Collaborations between ethnographers and data scientists. Big Data and Society 1 (2). doi 10.1177/2053951714544337
Ford, H. (2013). Review of ‘code/space: software and everyday life’ by R. Kitchin and M. Dodge; MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 40 (4) 759-760.
Ford, H. and Geiger, S. (2012). Writing up rather than writing down: Becoming Wikipedia literate’. ACM WikiSym ’12, Linz, Austria
Ford, H. (2012). Crowd Wisdom. Index on Censorship, 41(4), 33-39. doi:10.1177/0306422012465800
Ford, H. (2011). The Missing Wikipedians. In Geert Lovink and Nathaniel Tkacz (eds), Critical Point of View: A Wikipedia Reader, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2011. ISBN: 978-90-78146-13-1
Geiger, S. and Ford, H. (2011). Participation in Wikipedia’s article deletion processes. ACM WikiSym ’11, Mountain View, California
Ford, H. (2006). Africa and the Digital Information Commons: An Overview. The Southern African Journal of Information and Communication, 7: 4-21
Selected working papers, reports and commentary
Ford, H. (2021). How can content moderation systems be improved? Invited submission to the UK House of Lords, Communications and Digital Committee (2021) ‘Freedom for all? Freedom of expression in the digital age‘.
Ford, H., Pietsch, T., & Tall, K. (2021). Producing Distinction: Wikipedia and the Order of Australia. University of Technology Sydney. https://hfordsa.github.io/who-do-we-think-we-are.html
Ford, H. (ed) (2016) The person in the (big) data: A Selection of Innovative Methods, Strategies and Perspectives for Social Research in the Age of (Big) Data. Communities and Culture Network+. [PDF]
Ford, H. (2013). Being a student ethnographer (series). Ethnography Matters, November 2013 edition http://ethnographymatters.net/editions/student-ethnography/
Anderson, C.W., De Maeyer, J., Ford, H. (2013). Objects of journalism (series). Ethnography Matters, August, 2013 edition http://ethnographymatters.net/editions/ethnographies-of-objects/.
Ford, H. (2013). Openness edition (series). Ethnography Matters, February 2013 edition http://ethnographymatters.net/editions/openness-edition/.
Ford, H. (2012). Wikipedia Sources: Managing Sources in Rapidly Evolving Global News Articles on the English Wikipedia. Ushahidi Working Paper.
Ford, H. (2009). Open Culture. Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) 2009.
Armstrong, H. and Ford, H. (2007) Innovations in licensing rights and copyright for digitized, sustainable film distribution in South Africa. iCommons report.
Armstrong, H. and Ford, H. (2005) The African digital commons: A participant’s guide. University of the Witwatersrand, Link Center.
Ford, H. (2005). Open content feature. Rhodes Journalism Review 25.
Banks, K., Banisar, D., Ford, H., Grossman, W., Hosein, G., Davies, S. (2003). Silenced: An international report on censorship and control of the Internet. Published by Privacy International and GreenNet Educational Trust.