- Guido Stempel, Professor Emeritus
- Scripps Hall 222
EDUCATION: Ph.D., mass communication, University of Wisconsin, 1954; A.M., journalism, Indiana University, 1951; A.B., journalism, Indiana University, 1949.
EXPERIENCE: Has been on the faculty since 1965. Served as director and graduate chairman of the journalism school and director of the Bush Research Endowment; director, Scripps Survey Research Center, 2002-present. Associate Editor, Newspaper Research Journal, 1991-2000; senior research editor, Newspaper Research Journal, 2000 to present. Co-founder and co-editor, Web Journal of Mass Communication Research, 1997-present. Board of Editors, Journalism Monographs, 1966-72. Associate professor and professor, journalism, Central Michigan University, 1957-65; instructor, assistant professor of journalism, Penn State University, 1955-57; information specialist, U.S. Army, 1954-55; copy editor, Wisconsin State Journal (Madison), 1952-53; reporter, sports editor, Frankfort (Ind.) Morning Times, 1949-50; chairman, Research Committee, National Council of College Publications Advisers, 1962-69, and 1980-85; associate editor, Journalism Quarterly, 1970-72, and editor, 1972-1989; judge, National Farm Editors Association contest, 1975-82; chair, Judging Committee, SPJ, SDX Distinguished Service Award for Research, 1982-87; chair, Judging Committee, Evangelical Press Association Contest, 1984. Recipient of Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession of Journalism, University of Wisconsin, 1977; Distinguished Professor Award, Ohio University, 1982; Eleanor Blum Award for Contributions to the Field of Communication Research, 1989; Edward J. Trayes Teacher of the Year Award, 1997; Distinguished Service Award, AEJMC Newspaper Division, 1999.
Deutschmann Award for Excellence in Research, AEJMC, 2007. Harold L. Nelson Award for Distinguished Achievement in Journalism Education, University of Wisconsin, 2004. Central Michigan University Journalism Hall of Fame, 2004. AEJMC Newspaper Division Award ’for a Lifetime of Exemplary Contributions to Journalism and Journalism Education, 2005.’ Member: Committee on Research, AEJ, 1967-73 (chair, 1968-71); Executive Committee, AEJ, 1968-71. Co-author and co-editor, Research Methods in Mass Communication (Prentice Hall, 189, 1981). co-author and co-editor, The Media in the 1984 and 1988 Presidential Campaigns (Greenwood Press, 1991); co-author and co-editor, The Practice of Political Communication (Prentice-Hall, 1994); co-author and co-editor Mass Communication Research and Theory (Allyn Bacon, 2003); author, Media and Politics in America (ABC-CLIO, 2003). Author of numerous articles in mass communication journals. Doing semi-annual national surveys for Scripps Howard News Service. Editorial board member, Journalism Educator, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Communication Research, Journal of Communication, and Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.
Co-author and co-editor, Historical Dictionary of Political Communication in the United States (Greenwood, 1999). Listed in Who’s Who in America.
Teaching and interest areas: mass communication research, law, newspaper readership and reader preference, and media coverage of political campaigns.