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James Bolton Lemert

James Bolton Lemert was American journalist, educator. Recipient Outstanding Journalist award Sigma Delta Chi, 1957, Donald M. McGammon Communication Research Center critical research grantee, 1988-1989, Allen Family Foundation grantee; National Science Foundation fellow, 1963, 64; California Newspaper Publications fellow, 1957; Butte County Alumni scholar, 1953-1954.


  • Lemert, James Bolton was born on November 5, 1935 in Sangerfield, New York, United States. Son of Jesse Raymond and Caroline Elizabeth (Brown) Lemert.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts California, Berkeley, 1957. Master in Journalism, University California, Berkeley, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, Michigan State University, 1964.


    • Newspaper reporter Oakland (California) Tribune, 1955-1956, Chico (California) Enterprise-Record, 1957, 58-60. Assistant professor journalism Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1964-1967. Assistant professor University Oregon, Eugene, 1967-1969, associate professor, 1969-1976, professor school journalism/committee, 1976-1998, director division communications research, 1967-1994, director graduate program School Journalism, 1983-1986, 88-93.

      Chairperson task force to revise faculty governance University Oregon, 1983-1984, member senate, 1981-1983, 86-88, 93-94, member president's advisory council, 1990-1991, chairperson president's advisory council, 1991-1992, member graduate council, 1984-1986, 89-90, 94-96, chairperson graduate council, 1993-1994, chairperson task force on research and graduate education, 1990-1991.


    • Criticizing the Media: Empirical Approaches (Commtext Series)
    • Criticizing the Media demonstrates in specific and practical ways how much has been missed by ignoring empirically-based criticism of the media and how social science techniques can be used to evaluate and criticize the performance of present and future news media.


    Member Oregon Alcohol and Drug Education Advisory Committee, 1968-1969. President South Hills Neighborhood Association, 1976-1977, board directors, 1982-1984, 86-88. Board directors Traditional Jazz Society Oregon, 1981-1983, 87.

    Vice president Metropolitan Cable Access Corporation, 1983-1984. Member executive board American Association of University Professors, 1975-1976, 91-94. Member state executive committee, head chapter Association Oregon Faculties, 1981-1983, 85-87, state vice president, 1987-1989, delegate to Oregon Faculties Political Action Committee, 1986-1989.

    Member Association Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (vice chairperson civic journalism interest group 1995-1996), American Association Public Opinion Research, American Political Science Association, Phi Beta Kappa (membership chairman 1985-1986, vice president, president 1989-1991).


    • Married Rosalie Martha Bassett, March 23, 1972.
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    Born November 5, 1935
    Died December 13, 2005
    (aged 70)
    • 1957
      University California
    • 1959
      University California
    • 1964
      Michigan State University
    • 1955 - 1956
      Newspaper reporter Oakland (California) Tribune
    • 1957
      Newspaper reporter Oakland (California) Tribune
    • 1964 - 1967
      assistant, professor journalism Southern Illinois University
      Carbondale, Illinois, United States
    • 1967 - 1969
      assistant, professor University Oregon
      Eugene, Oregon, United States
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