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journalist educator

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

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.

father:
Max Elbert McCombs

mother:
Anne Gertrude (Smith) McCombs

spouse:
Zoe Helen Collins

children:
Mary Elizabeth McCombs

Leslie Annual McCombs