Janet WaskoUniversity of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) faculty member, Janet Wasko, Knight Chair in Communication Research, received the C. Edwin Baker Award for the Advancement of Scholarship on Media, Markets and Democracy.

Wasko was honored at the International Communication Association (ICA) conference in Puerto Rico earlier this summer. The award was presented by the Communication and Communication Law and Policy Divisions of the ICA. The award is given annually and recognizes work that has contributed to new methodological and theoretical territory in research in any area of the interrelations between media, markets and democracy.

Wasko said she didn’t submit one piece of work but was chosen because of her overall scholarly contributions.

“It was a special honor to receive the C. Edwin Baker Award. It is dedicated to a scholar who contributed a great deal to the critical study of media and I’m very pleased to have been chosen to receive the award this year,” said Wasko.

Wasko studies the political economy of media, media theories and international communication. Her work has focused on the Walt Disney Corporation, the US film industry and the media industry, and companies with an emphasis on issues relating to ownership, power and control. She is the editor and co-author of 19 books.

Story by Corinne Boyer, MS ’15