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Chaffee, Steven H. (1935–2001)

Steven H. Chaffee received his Ph.D. from Stanford University where he studied communication under mass communication icon Wilbur Schramm. His particular expertise was in political communication theory, especially in regard to news.

Chaffee was on the faculty of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1965 until 1981. In 1982 he joined the faculty at Stanford University where he remained until retiring from Stanford in 1999 to become the first holder of the Arthur N. Rupe Chair in Social Effects of Mass Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

A prolific writer and scholar, Chaffee published 13 books and more than 100 journal articles and book chapters. In 1975 he edited Political Communication: Issues and Strategies for Research, an ...

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