Stephen Lacy, a professor in the MSU School of Journalism, has spent three decades studying the connections between journalism content, ownership structure and market behavior. He is interested in the limits of policy in shaping these relationships. His scholarly work has resulted in an international reputation as a content analysis methodologist. Since receiving his Ph.D. in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986, he has conducted multiple large content analysis projects involving a wide range of media, including citizen journalism websites, television, newspapers, magazines and radio. His content analysis projects have been funded by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, the Knight Foundation, the Pew Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. Professor Lacy served as co-editor of the Journal of Media Economics, director of the Michigan State University School of Journalism and president of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Professor Lacy has received the Paul J. Deutschmann Award for Excellence in Research from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Michigan State University Honors Professor, Michigan State University Distinguished Faculty Award, Michigan State University Teacher-Scholar Award and the Baskett Mosse Award for Faculty Development from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
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