2022: Chad Painter, Milestone Book Selection


2022: Chad Painter, Milestone Book Selection



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Year of Recognition



Promotion to the rank of Associate Professor, Department of Communication

Book Selection

Normative Theories of the Media: Journalism in Democratic Societies, by Clifford G. Christians, Theodore L. Glasser, Denis McQuail, Kaarle Nordenstreng, and Robert A. White

Why the honoree chose the book

The normative role of the media is the foundation of my identity as a professor and journalist. This book, written by some of the preeminent scholars in media ethics, explicates the role of journalism in democratic societies, including the philosophical underpinnings and political realities of the relationships between the press, citizens and government. I’ve cited this book in almost everything I’ve ever published, and I’ve used readings from the book in several of my classes.

2022: Chad Painter, Milestone Book Selection