Robert Entman

Guest Professor, George Washington UniversityAlbert Bonnier Jr:s guest professorship. Section for Journalism, Media and Communication Studies (JMK) (Spring 2017)

Background

Robert M. Entman is not only a J.B. and M.C. Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs and Professor of International Affairs at The George Washington University. He is also a Bonnier guest professor at JMK, Stockholm University. His newest book is Scandal and Silence: Media Responses to Presidential Misconduct (Polity, 2012). Dr. Entman’s Projections of Power: Framing News, Public Opinion and US Foreign Policy (University of Chicago, 2004) is winner of the 2011 Graber Award for Outstanding Book from the Political Communication Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA). He is working on a new book tentatively entitled Media Biases.

Dr. Entman received a 2012 Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany. He is the first scholar from the field of political communication and the first from GW to win the award, which is “granted in recognition of a researcher’s entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.” He spent 2012 in Europe, conducting research and writing, largely while at the Free University of Berlin.

He has received many other awards including the University of Texas’ 2011 Danielson Award for Distinguished Contributions to Communication Scholarship; the Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communication Association; the Murray Edelman Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the APSA’s Political Communication Section; and Harvard’s Goldsmith Book Prize for The Black Image in the White Mind (University of Chicago, 2000, with Andrew Rojecki).

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