Pamela Shoemaker

Pamela J. Shoemaker (born October 25, 1950) is a professor of communication and gatekeeping theorist.

Shoemaker is the John Ben Snow Professor,[1] an endowed research chair, in the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She was previously the director of the School of Journalism at Ohio State University and earlier was on the faculty of the Department of Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin.

Shoemaker holds an M.S. in communications and a B.S.J. in journalism from the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University (1972) and was named the L.J. Hortin Distinguished Alumna in 2006. In 2015 she received the Paul J. Deutschmann award for excellent research. [2]

Since 1997, Shoemaker has been editor (with Michael E. Roloff, Northwestern University) of Communication Research.[3] Earlier she was associate editor of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly and has served on the editorial boards of several other academic journals.

Selected publications


  1. Pamela Shoemaker at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  2. Loughlin, Wendy. Syracuse University News Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. "SAGE: Communication Research0093-6502, 1552-3810". Retrieved 2012-03-27.

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