Dr. Lee Shaker, PhD
PhD | University of Pennsylvania
MA | University of Pennsylvania
BA | University of California at Santa Barbara
Politics & Media
New Communication Technologies
Comm 212: Mass Communication and Society
Comm 312: Media Literacy
Comm 420/520: Political Communication
Comm 437/537: Urban Communication
Comm 472/572: Public Opinion
Lee Shaker is a mass & political communication scholar. His primary interest lies in understanding the ways that new communication technologies affect society. As part of this, several of his recent articles assess how the changing media environment alters the relationship that citizens have with their local communities. For example, Dead Newspapers and Citizens' Civic Engagement measures the effect of local newspaper closures upon citizens' civic and political engagement. His current research turns to more fundamental questions about information consumption, retention, and analysis in the digital age. For more information, please visit his website.
Shaker, L. (In Press). Dead Newspapers and Citizens’ Civic Engagement. Political Communication.
Karpowitz, C.F., Mendelberg, T., and L. Shaker. (2012). Gender Inequality in Deliberative Participation. American Political Science Review, 106 (3), 533-547.
Shaker, L. (2012). Local Political Knowledge and Assessments of Citizen Competence. Public Opinion Quarterly 76 (3), 525-537.
Berinsky, A.J., Hutchings, V.L., Mendelberg, T., Shaker, L. and N.A. Valentino. (2011) Does Barack Obama Suffer a Racial Disadvantage? Political Behavior, 33 (2), 179-202.
Shaker, L. & Ben Porath, E.N. (2010). News Images, Race, and Attribution in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Communication, 60 (3), 466-490.
Shaker, L. (2009). Citizens’ Local Political Knowledge and the Role of Media Access. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 86 (4), 809-826.