Rich Shumate, M.A.
Office: MMTH 225
- Understanding Media
- Media Collaboration
Education and Awards
- Ph.D. Candidate in Mass Communication (ABD) – University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications
- Master of Arts in Journalism (MA) – University of Arkansas-Little Rock, School of Mass Communication
- Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (B.A.) – University of Wyoming
- Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, UF College of Journalism and Communications, 2017
- Top Student Paper/History Division, 2016 AEJMC National Conference
- Peabody Award, 2005 (CNN, Hurricane Katrina)
- Emmy Award, 2002 (CNN, 9/11 Attacks)
- Society of Professional Journalists’ Green Eyeshade Award for Top Feature Story, 1996
Academic and Professional Experience
- Western Kentucky University, School of Journalism & Broadcasting, Lecturer, August 2017-Present
- University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications, Instructor, 2014-2017
- Pulaski Technical College, North Little Rock, Arkansas, Adjunct Faculty, 2011-2014
- ChickenFriedPolitics.com, Founder and Editor, 2013 to Present
- CNN, News Editor, 2001-08; Senior Web Writer, 1997-99
- Sapient Corp., Content Strategist, 1999-2001
- Atlanta Magazine, Senior Writer, 1991-93
- Creative Loafing Atlanta, Writer/Editor/Columnist, 1990-2003
- Gainesville (Ga.) Times, Staff Writer, 1987-1990
- The Mountaineer, Waynesville, NC, Staff Reporter, 1986-87
Research Areas and Academic Publications
- Political communication history
- Media coverage of 20th century American conservatism
- Effects of negative political advertising
- Shumate, R. (Spring 2015). Onward Christian soldiers: How Arkansas political candidates deploy religious texts to motivate voters. Southwestern Mass Communication Journal.
- Shumate, R. (2017). Riot, Race, and Placing Blame: Press Coverage of the 1885 Rock Springs Chinese Massacre. In After the War: The Press in a Changing America, 1865–1900. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers.
- Shumate, R., McNeff, S., and Waters, S. (2017). Speech v. Conduct, Surcharges v. Discounts: Testing the Limits of the First Amendment and Statutory Construction in the Growing Credit Card Quagmire. New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, 20(1), 149-189.
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