Shoemaker Honored with Inaugural Guido H. Stempel III Award
Pamela Shoemaker, John Ben Snow Professor in the Newhouse School, has been honored with the inaugural Guido H. Stempel III Award for Journalism and Mass Communication Research.
The award is given by the faculty of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University to recognize a body of research that has benefited the professions of journalism and related mass communication fields.
“You can’t talk about journalism and mass communication research without talking about Pam Shoemaker,” says Robert Stewart, director of the school. “She shows up in everyone’s lit review and in just about every bibliography. She quite literally wrote the book on gatekeeping theory.”
Shoemaker will be recognized at a meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), and will deliver the Guido H. Stempel III Lecture on Journalism and Mass Communication at the Scripps School.
“I am highly honored by this award, Guido Stempel having been my teacher, mentor and friend for more than 40 years,” says Shoemaker, an alumna of Ohio University.
Shoemaker is the author of “Mediating the Message in the 21st Century” (with Steve Reese, 2014); “Gatekeeping Theory” (with Tim Vos, 2009); “News Around the World: Practitioners, Content and the Public” (with Akiba Cohen, 2006); “How to Build Social Science Theories” (with James Tankard and Dominic Lasorsa, 2004); “Mediating the Message: Theories of Influences on Mass Media Content” (with Steve Reese, 1991, 1996); “Gatekeeping” (1991); and “Building a Theory of News Content” (1987).
She was previously director of The Ohio State University’s School of Journalism and a faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin.
Guido H. Stempel is a distinguished professor emeritus at the Scripps School and served as editor of Journalism Quarterly for 15 years.