When: Monday, March 22
Place: Maple Room, Indiana Memorial Union (Mezzanine level)
Speaker: Donald Shaw, Kenan Professor of Journalism School of Journalism and Mass Communication University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Connecting Community: How Agenda Setting Reflects Social Melding
Biography: Donald Shaw is Kenan Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he has been on the faculty since receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1966. He is one of the co-founders of agenda-setting research with Maxwell McCombs (McCombs & Shaw, 1972), and in 1996 he and Professor McCombs received the Murray Edelman Career Achievement Award of the American Political Science Association in recognition of their 30-year research partnership. Dr. Shaw is also a recipient of the Paul J. Deutschmann Award for Excellence in Research from the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication in 2005. He is author or co-author of 10 books and many scholarly articles and papers, and a former editor of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.