R. Lance Holbert (Temple U) has been selected as the new editor for Journal of Communication. Holbert succeeds Silvio Waisbord (George Washington U), who at the close of 2018 will complete his 4-year-term as editor of Journal of Communication. ICA thanks Silvio for his service.
Holbert is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication and Social Influence at Temple U. His research focuses on political communication and persuasion-based processes of media influence. He received his PhD in 2000 from the U of Wisconsin – Madison, and is an active member of ICA, serving as the chair of the Mass Communication Division from 2015-2017. He is the author of over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles, book or book chapters and has served as Associate Editor for the ICA journals, Journal of Communication, and Human Communication Research.
“I am excited by the opportunity and humbled by the challenge of the position,” Holbert said. “I
have had the good fortune of serving in a number of editorial roles to date - associate editor for Journal of Communication and Human Communication Research, guest editor for Mass Communication & Society, and (co-)editor of two books. These experiences have prepared me well for leading Journal of Communication.”
Holbert will begin accepting paper submissions for Journal of Communication in late 2018. His editorship will officially begin 1 January, 2019 and will continue until 31 December, 2022.