Pamela J. Shoemaker is professor emerita in the Newhouse School.
Before retiring in 2015, she had been the John Ben Snow Research Professor there since 1994. Previously she was director of the School of Journalism at Ohio State University from 1991 to 1994, and was an assistant and associate professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin from 1982 to 1991.
Her books include "Mediating the Message in the 21st Century" (with Steve Reese), "Gatekeeping" (with Tim Vos), "News Around the World" (with Akiba Cohen), and "How to Build Social Science Theories" (with James Tankard and Dominic Lasorsa). She was co-editor of Communication Research journal for 15 years.
In 2015, Shoemaker received the Paul J. Deutschmann Award for Excellence in Research from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. In 2014, she received The Guido H. Stempel III Award for Journalism and Mass Communication Research from the College of Communication, Ohio University, Athens. In 2017 she received the Herald L. Nelson award from the Department of Journalism at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and the Wayne A. Danielson Award from the College of Communication, University of Texas at Austin. In 2019 she was named to the Advisory Council of Renmin University of China, representing its School of Journalism and Communication.
Shoemaker is also a past president of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.