Friday , January 28 2022

Jay G Blumler: Legendary Professor of Public Communication

Jay G Blumler is emeritus professor of Public Communication at the University of Leeds and emeritus professor of Journalism at the University of Maryland. He was born on the 18th of February 1924 (age 94), in New York, United States.

He is a leading, internationally recognized figure in political communication, having published numerous books, including The Crisis of Public Communication (1995). He is a fellow and former president of the International Communication Association. In 2006 Blumler was given a lifetime achievement award by the American Political Science Association.

Professor Jay Blumle was a political science graduate of Antioch College, and a doctoral student from 1947 at the London School of Economics. He taught at Ruskin College, Oxford, before taking a position in Leeds in 1963, as Granada Television Research Fellow.

Professor Jay Blumler has published an essay looking back on his career in communication and political communication research. It’s a fascinating read from one of the pioneers of the field, spanning the emergence of his approach to mass communication and political communication, his arrival at Leeds in 1963, through the main events and milestones in his career and academic research, to his current work with Professor Stephen Coleman at ICS, and others.


Prof. Jay Blumler has 15 books The Uses Of Mass Communications: Current Perspectives On Gratifications Research by Jay G. Blumler (Contributor), Elihu Katz; Internet & Democratic Citizezenship by Stephen Coleman, Jay G. Blumler;  The Mediated City: The News in a Post-Industrial Context by Stephen Coleman, Nancy Thumim, Chris Birchall, Julie FirmstoneTelevision In Politics: Its Uses And Influence by Jay G. Blumler, Denis McQuail; La Television Fait Elle L’election?: Une Analyse Comparative, France, Grande Bretagne, Belgique by Jay G. Blumler; Communicating To Voters: Television In The First European Parliamentary Elections by Jay G. Blumler (Editor); The Challenge Of Election Broadcasting: Report Of An Enquiry By The Centre For Television Research, University Of Leeds by Jay G. Blumler; Broadcasting Finance in Transition: A Comparative Handbook by Jay G. Blumler (Editor), Thomas Johnson Nossiter (Editor); The Crisis of Public Communication by Jay G. Blumler, Michael Gurevitch; European voter by Jay G. Blumler, Anthony D. Fox; Comparatively Speaking: Communication and Culture Across Space and Time by Jay G. Blumler (Editor), Jack M. McLeod (Editor); Television and the Public Interest: Vulnerable Values in Western European Broadcasting by Jay G. Blumler (Editor); Wired Cities: Shaping the Future of Communications by William H. Dutton, Jay G. Blumler, Kenneth L. Kraemer; Television and the Viewer Interest (EIM Media Monographs) by Anja Bundschuh, Jeremy Mitchell (Editor), Jay G. Blumler (Editor) ; Formation of Campaign Agendas: A Comparative Analysis of Party and Media Roles in Recent American and British Elections
by Holli A. Semetko, Jay G. Blumler, Michael Gurevitch, David H. Weaver


About Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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