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McQuail, Denis (1935–)

Denis McQuail studied history and administration at the University of Oxford in the U.K. He received his PhD at Leeds University. While working for the newly founded Granada Television Research Unit at Leeds University, he participated in the early British election studies (1959, 1964) and was a coauthor of the classical books that emerged from these projects, Television and the Political Image (1961, with Joseph Trenaman) and Television in Politics (1968, with Jay G. Blumler). In 1965, he started teaching sociology at the University of Southampton. From 1977 until his retirement in 1997, McQuail held the chair of mass communication at the University of Amsterdam/Netherlands. Over the years, he was visiting professor or fellow at universities all over the world, including the Annenberg School of ...

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