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.