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Maxwell Elbert McCombs

Maxwell Elbert McCombs, American journalist educator. Recipient Sidney S. Goldish award International Newspaper Promotion Association, 1978. Member Association Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (head communication theory and methodology division 1974-1975), American Association Public Opinion Research, World Association Public Opinion Research (treasurer since 1985).

Background

  • McCombs, Maxwell Elbert was born on December 3, 1938 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of Max Elbert and Anne Gertrude (Smith) McCombs.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Tulane University, 1960. Master of Arts, Stanford University, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1966.

    Career

    • Journalist The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, 1961-1963. Lecturer, then assistant professor University of California at Los Angeles, 1965-1967. Assistant, then associate professor University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1967-1973.

      John Ben Snow research professor Syracuse (New York ) University, 1973-1985. Jesse H. Jones centennial professor in communications, chairman department Journalism University Texas, since 1985. Consultant General Motors Research Laboratory, 1975-1978.

      Director American Newspaper Publications Association, News Research Center, Syracuse and Washington, 1975-1984.

    Works

    • Co-author: Handbook of Reporting Methods, 1976, The Emergence of American Political Issues, 1977, Television and Human Behavior, 1978, Using Mass Communication Theory, 1979, Media Agenda-Setting in a Presidential Election, 1981, Advanced Reporting: Beyond News Events, 1986. Contributor numerous book chapters and journal articles.

    Membership

    Member Association Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (head communication theory and methodology division 1974-1975), American Association Public Opinion Research, World Association Public Opinion Research (treasurer since 1985).

    Connections

    • Married Zoe Helen Collins, August 27, 1964. Children: Mary Elizabeth, Leslie Annual.
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    Born December 3, 1938
    • 1960
      Tulane University
    • 1961
      Stanford University
    • 1966
      Stanford University
    • 1961 - 1963
      Journalist The Times-Picayune
      New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
    • 1965 - 1967
      lecturer, professor University of California at Los Angeles
    • 1965 - 1967
      then assistant, professor University of California at Los Angeles
    • 1967 - 1973
      assistant, professor University of North Carolina
      Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
    • 1967 - 1973
      then associate, professor University of North Carolina
      Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
    • 1973 - 1985
      John Ben Snow research professor, Syracuse (New York ) University
    • 1985
      Jesse H. Jones centennial professor, department Journalism University Texas
    • 1985
      chairman, department Journalism University Texas
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