Shane M. Graber

Shane began his newspaper career at the Taft Tribune, a small South Texas weekly. He later moved to a twice-weekly (the Round Rock Leader), a mid-sized daily (the Beaumont Enterprise), and finally the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where he worked as a transportation and general assignment reporter. He moved to Chicago to complete an MFA in Writing and recently taught at city colleges in Chicago before coming to the University of Texas to pursue a Ph.D. in journalism.

Degrees: B.A. in English, Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, TX; MFA in Writing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Media experience: 12 years as a newspaper reporter: Taft Tribune; Round Rock Leader; Beaumont Enterprise; St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Research interests: Shane’s critical qualitative research interests focus on how mainstream news media, and especially newspapers, cover social groups based on race, gender, class, and sexuality.

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Graber, S. M. (2017). War of perception: a Habermasian discourse analysis of human shield newspaper reporting during the 2014 Gaza War. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 34(3), 293–307.

Graber, S. M. (2017). The Bathroom Boogeyman: A qualitative analysis of how the Houston Chronicle framed the Equal Rights Ordinance. Journalism Practice, 1-18.