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Ellen Mickiewicz, James R Shepley Professor of Public Policy Studies and Director, DeWitt Wallace Center for Communications and Journalism

Ellen Mickiewicz
Contact Info:
Office Location:  205 Tadley Drive
Office Phone:  (919) 933-3978
Email Address: send me a message


Ph.D.Yale University1965
B.A.Wellesley College1960

Comparative Politics
Political Science/Government
Political Institutions
Research Interests: Mass Media, Democratization, and Former Soviet Union

Research: Comparative political communication and media policy, audience reception, and institutional development, with an emphasis on systems in transition such as Russia and Eastern Europe


Eastern Europe • Soviet Union • Public Policy • Media

Curriculum Vitae
Postdocs Mentored

  • ellen mickiewicz (2005/12-present)  
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Mickiewicz, E, Television, Power, and the Public in Russia (March, 2008), pp. 1-212, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9781139471169 [doi]  [abs]
  2. E. Mickiewicz, Changing Channels: Television and the Struggle for Power in Russia (1997), Oxford University Press (Revised and Expanded Paperback Edition: Duke University Press, 1999.)
  3. E. Mickiewicz, Split Signals: Television and Politics in the Soviet Union (1988), Oxford University Press
  4. E. Mickiewicz, The Conundrum of Memory, Birgit Beumers, Stephen Hutcheson and Natalya Ryulova, The Post-Soviet Russian Media: Change and Conflicting Messages (February 1, 2008), Routledge
  5. E. Mickiewicz, Icon Anchors, Doris Graber, Denis McQuail, Pippa Norris, The Politics of News, The News of Politics (2007), Congressional Quarterly Press
  6. Mickiewicz, E, The election news story on Russian television: A world apart from viewers, Slavic Review, vol. 65 no. 1 (March, 2006), pp. 1-23, Cambridge University Press (CUP), ISSN 0037-6779 [doi]  [abs] [author's comments]
  7. E. Mickiewicz, Does 'Trust' Mean Attention, Comprehension and Acceptance? Paradoxes of Russian Viewers' News Processing, Katrin Voltmer, Mass Media and New Democracies (2006), Routledge