Jason Stamm, PhD
Sports Media & Communication239 Andersen Hall
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Jason Stamm is an assistant professor at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications teaching sports media courses.
Jason recently wrapped up his Ph.D. at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville in Communication and Information. His dissertation employed the uses and gratifications approach to explore audience needs and how they perceive credibility in terms of how they value college sports recruiting websites. Jason completed his M.S. from Radford University in Corporate and Professional Communication, and his B.A. in News/Editorial Journalism from Western Kentucky University.
Much of Jason's research examines sports journalism practice, sports media audiences, and college sports recruiting websites. He recently had articles published in Communication and Sport and the International Journal of Sport Communication.
Prior to re-entering academia, Jason was a publisher and journalist covering Virginia Tech athletics for Rivals.com and Scout.com, sports editor of a weekly newspaper, The Oldham Era, just outside of Louisville, Kentucky, the editor of The Sporting Times, a monthly prep sports magazine in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and launched the Rivals.com site covering Western Kentucky University athletics, InsideHilltopperSports.com. Jason also has on-air experience in television, radio, and podcasting.
A Kentucky native, Jason loves just about any sport and played baseball in high school. He loves to play softball, go to the Zoo with his two young children, and watch The Blacklist with his wife of eight years, Jenny.