David Manning White

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PhD (1942); published 18 books including Mass Culture: The Popular Arts in America (1957) and, with Ralph Nafziger, Introduction to Mass Communications Research (1958); chaired Bradley University's journalism department (1947-1949) and Boston University's School of Public Communication (1964-1975); taught at Virginia Commonwealth University (1975-1982); developed the "gatekeeper" theory; helped establish Nafziger-White dissertation award.