Richard Cole Eminent Professor
M.S., Ohio University
B.A. University of Dayton
Daniel Riffe became the first Richard Cole Eminent Professor at the school July 1, 2008.
Riffe had been on the faculty at Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism since 1995, where he was a Presidential Research Scholar in the social and behavioral sciences. He served as interim director at the Scripps School and later as its associate director for graduate studies and research, and director of the Bush Research Center. He has also taught at Alabama and Southern Illinois University.
He is the editor of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.
His teaching and research areas include mass communication theory and research methodology, mass communication and environmental risk, international news, government-press relations, citizen journalism, and the treatment of women and minorities in the media.
He is the author or co-author of “Analyzing Media Messages: Using Quantitative Content Analysis in Research” (Lawrence Erlbaum, 1998 and 2005); “The Publisher-Public Official: Real or Imagined Conflict of Interest?” (Praeger Publishers, 1991); "Orphans of NIS: The Predicament of Some All-News Stations," (Journalism Monographs, August 1980); 58 refereed conference or convention papers; and 59 research articles in various publications.
Office phone: 919. 962.4082
Office location: Carroll 383