Stephen D. Reese

Stephen D. Reese has been on the University of Texas at Austin faculty since 1982,where he is now the Jesse H. Jones Professor of Journalism & Media.  His teaching has ranged from undergraduate introductory courses to research-oriented graduate seminars, including freshman campus-wide Signature Courses: “Understanding 9/11”
and “News Literacy: A Citizen’s Guide.” He has been Director of the School of Journalism and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Moody College of Communication.

His research focuses on questions of press performance, including the sociology of news, media framing of public issues, and the globalization of journalism. Along with some 70 articles and book chapters, Reese is co-author with Pamela Shoemaker of Mediating the Message in the 21 st  Century: A Media Sociology Perspective (Routledge, 2014). His edited volumes, Framing Public Life (Erlbaum, 2001) and, more recently, Networked China:  Global Dynamics of Digital Media and Civic Engagement (Routledge, 2015), have been widely cited.  His most recent book is The
Crisis of the Institutional Press (Polity, 2021).

He is a fellow of the International Communication Association and held major leadership positions with the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, which awarded him the Krieghbaum Under-40 Award for outstanding achievement in research, teaching and public service and, most recently, the Paul Deutschmann Award for excellence in research. He received his B.A. at the University of Tennessee in
Knoxville, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.