David L. Paletz

Professor Emeritus of Political Science

External Address: 
140 Science Drive, 214 Gross H, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708-0204
Phone: 
(919) 660-4329
Specialties: 
American Politics, Behavior Identities, Political Communication, Political Institutions

Professor of Political Science. David L. Paletz is the 2012-2013 recipient of the David Swanson Award for Service to Political Communication Scholarship given by the Political Communication Sections of the American Political Science Association (APSA) and the International Communication Association (ICA). He is also the former editor of the journal Political Communication. He founded and chaired the Political Communication Research Section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). His research focuses on the relationship between the media (defined broadly to include both news and entertainment) and American government and politics (defined broadly to include the public, institutions, and processes). He teaches courses on "Politics and the Media," "Film and Politics," and "Politics and the Libido." His latest book, co-authored with Diana Owen and Tim Cook, is American Government and Politics in the Information Age, published in print and online by FlatWorld Knowledge in 2012. He is also the author of The Media in American Politics: Contents and Consequences, 2nd ed. (Longman, 2002), co-author of Media Power Politics (Free Press, 1981 and 1983), and of Politics in Public Service Advertising on Television (Praeger, 1977); 2003), editor of and contributor Political Communication in Action (Hampton Press, 1996); and of Political Communication Research, Vol. II (Ablex 1996), and Vol. I (Ablex, 1987); co-editor and contributor to Business as Usual (Hampton Press, 2003), Glasnost and After: Media and Change in Eastern/Central Europe (Hampton Press, 1995), Taken By Storm: Media, Public Opinion, and U.S. Foreign Policy in the Gulf War (University of Chicago Press, 1994), and of Terrorism and the Media (Sage, 1992); and author of some sixty other publications. Among his research and teaching awards are a Congressional Fellowship from the American Political Science Association, Humanities Fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation, two Fulbright Scholarships, and the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award from Duke University. For eleven years, he chaired the Selection Committee of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles 1970

Paletz, DL, Owen, D, and Cook, T. American Government and Politics in the Information Age. FlatWorldKnowledge, 2012.

Paletz, DL. Business as Usual: Continuity and Change in Central and Eastern European Media. Ed. DL Paletz and K Jakubowicz. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2003.

Paletz, DL. Film and Politics. 2003.

Paletz, DL. The Media in American Politics: Contents and Consequences. New York: Longman, 2002.

Paletz, DL. Political Communication Research: Approaches, Studies, Assessments. Ed. DL Paletz. Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1996.

Paletz, DL. Political Communication in Action. Ed. DL Paletz. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton PRess, 1996.

Paletz, DL. Glasnost and After: Media and Change in Central and Eastern Europe. Ed. DL Paletz, K Jakubowicz, and P Novosel. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 1995.

Paletz, DL. Taken by Storm: The Media, Public Opinion, and U.S. Foreign Policy in the Gulf War. Ed. L Bennett and D Paletz. Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, 1994.

Paletz, DL. Terrorism and the Media. Ed. DL Paletz and A Schmid. Newbury Park, Calif.: Sage Publications, 1992.

Paletz, DL. Political Communication Research: Approaches, Studies, Assessments. Ed. DL Paletz. Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1987.

Pages

Paletz, DL. "Sherman’s March: Romantic Love in Documentary Films." Understanding Love: Philosophy, Film, and Fiction. Ed. S Wolf and C Grau. Oxford University Press, 2014. 231-250.

Whited, JD, Edison, KE, Willett, CG, and Tepper, JF. "IntroductionIntroduction (PublishedPublished)." Teledermatology: A User's Guide. January 1, 2008. 1-4. Full Text

Paletz, DL. "Communicating Politics Through the Media: What’s Wrong and How Can We Fix It." Communicating Politics. Ed. MS McKinney. New York: Peter Lange Publisher, 2005. 95-106.

McKay, A, and Paletz, DL. "The Presidency and the Press." Handbook of Political Communication Research. Ed. LL Kaid. Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004. 315-337.

Paletz, DL, and Rickershauser, J. "Media, Violence and Terrorism in North America 1998-2002." Media, Violence and Terrorism. UNESCO, 2004. 119-124.

Paletz, DL, and Lipinski, D. "Terrorism." Violence in America: An Encyclopedia. Ed. R Gottesman. New York: Charles Scribner’s Press, 1999. 280-286.

Paletz, DL. "The Media and Public Policy." The Politics of News: The News of Politics. Ed. D Graber, D McQuail, and P Norris. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 1998. 218-37.

Paletz, DL. "Media and Politics." Les Médias et L’Information Aux Etats-Unis. Ed. C-J Bertrand. 1997. 33-38.

Paletz, DL. "Political Communication: Opportunity and Promise." Media and Politics in Transition. Ed. J Servaes and R Lie. Louvain, Belgium: ACCO Publishers, 1997. 89-95.

Paletz, DL. "Los Medio de comunicación y la violencia." Comunicación Politica. Ed. A Muñoz-Alonso and JI Rospir. Madrid: Editorial Universitas, S.A., 1996. 331-67.

Pages

Berry, SM, Petzold, EA, Dull, P, Thielman, NM, Cunningham, CK, McClain, MT, Hoover, DL, Russell, J, Griffiss, JM, and Woods, CW. "Response." Clinical trials (London, England) 13.5 (October 2016): 568-569. Full Text

Wiegand, , Krista, E, and David, LP. "The Elite Media and the Military-Civilian Gap." Armed Forces and Society 27.2 (December 2001): 183-204. (Academic Article)

Paletz, DL. "Publishers and Political Communication." Political Communications Report 10.3 (July 2000). (Academic Article)

Paletz, DL. "Aficionados." Boletín de Loterías y Toros 10 (1998): 44-46. (Academic Article)

Paletz, DL. "Imágenes y palabras para gobernar: Comunicación política y opinión pública." Comunicación y Cultura 3 (1998): 5-10. (Academic Article)

Paletz, DL. "Imágenes y palabras para gobernar: Comunicación política y opinión pública." Comunicación y Cultura 3 (1998): 5-10. (Academic Article)

Paletz, DL. "Campañas y elecciones." Cuadernos de Información y Comunicación 3 (1997): 205-227. (Academic Article)

Paletz, DL. "Information Technology/Political Comunication." Social Science Computer Review 14 (March 1996): 75-77. (Academic Article)

Paletz, DL. "Media and Fictional Violence." Bulletin (1996): 1-25. (Academic Article)

Paletz, DL, and Danielle Vinson, C. "Mediatisierung von Wahlkampagnen: Zur Rolle der amerikanischen Medien bei Wahlen." Media Perspektiven (July 1994): 362-368. (Academic Article)

Pages

Paletz, DL, and Lipinski, D. "Political Culture and Political Communication." (1994): 33-33.

Paletz, DL, and Boiney, J. "Researchers’ Perspectives." Ed. DL Paletz and AP Schmid. (1992): 6-28.

Paletz, DL, and LaFiura, DR. "The Press and Authority: Portrayals of a Coach and a Mayor." Journalism Mongraph 50 (1977): 33-33.

(94-0500) Local Media Coverage of Congress and Its Members awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1994 to 1996