Researcher and Former J.B. and M.C. Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs and Professor of International Affairs
Robert M. Entman served as J.B. and M.C. Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs and Professor of International Affairs at The George Washington University from 2006-2019.
Among many honors, Dr. Entman received a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany. He was the first scholar from the field of political communication and the first from GW to win the award, which is “granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.” He spent 2012 in Europe, conducting research and writing, largely while at the Free University of Berlin.
Dr. Entman’s other awards include the Murray Edelman Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the American Political Science Association’s Political Communication Section; the Doris Graber Award for Outstanding Book in Political Communication (also APSA) for Projections of Power: Framing News, Public Opinion and US Foreign Policy (University of Chicago Press); and the Goldsmith Book Prize from Harvard’s JFK School for The Black Image in the White Mind: Media and Race in America (University of Chicago, with Andrew Rojecki). His other books include Democracy Without Citizens: Media and the Decay of American Politics (Oxford University Press) and Scandal and Silence: Media Responses to Presidential Misconduct (Polity Press).
He lectured frequently at universities in the U.S. and abroad, and served as a Visiting Professor at Duke, Harvard and the Universities of Canterbury (New Zealand), Rome and Stockholm. For two decades Dr. Entman co-edited the book series Communication, Society and Politics (with Lance Bennett) for the Cambridge University Press.
Political communication; race relations and the media; media bias; framing and public opinion
SMPA 2102, Introduction to Political Communication
SMPA 3460, Media, Race and Politics
SMPA 3463, Media Bias, Power and Democracy
SMPA 4199, Senior Seminar
SMPA 6210, Media and Foreign Policy
Scandal and Silence: Media Responses to Presidential Misconduct. (2012). Polity Press.
Projections of Power: Framing News, Public Opinion and US Foreign Policy. (2004). University of Chicago.
Communication in the Future of Democracy. edited with Lance Bennett. (2001). Cambridge.
The Black Image in the White Mind: Media and Race in America. with Andrew Rojecki. (2000). University of Chicago.
Democracy Without Citizens: Media and the Decay of American Politics. (1989). Oxford.
"Framing conflicts in digital and transnational media environments." Robert Entman and Curd B. Knüpfer. (2018). Media, War & Conflict. 11(4).
Dr. Entman earned a Ph.D. in political science as a National Science Foundation Fellow at Yale, and an M.P.P. in Public Policy Analysis from the University of California (Berkeley). He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Duke, where he earned his A.B. in political science. Prior to joining GW, Dr. Entman taught at Duke, Northwestern and North Carolina State.