Montague Kern


Professor Emerita of Journalism and Media Studies

Emeritus Faculty

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Montague Kern is associate professor at SC&I.  Her most recent book is Framing Terrorism: Mediated Political Violence, Government and the Public (edited, with  Pippa Norris and Marion Just)   (Routledge, New York, 2003).

Kern is the author of Thirty-Second Politics  (Praeger-Greenwood 1989), and is co-author of Crosstalk: Citizens, Candidates and the Media in a Presidential Campaign  (University of Chicago Press 1996), and How Citizens Construct Images of Political Candidates: The Role of Political Advertising and Televised News  (Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics and Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University 1994).

She is also co-author of  The Kennedy Crises: the Press, the Presidency and Foreign Policy (University of North Carolina Press 1984)  which examines news and opinion about global crises, and concludes that news frames vary across media outlets – from the New York Times, the Washington Post, to regional newspapers.  A “domestic political prism” frames U.S. foreign policy news.

Kern has been a principal investigator in research projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Joyce Foundation. She has been a fellow at the Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University.  


Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D., School of Advanced International Studies

American University School of International Service

Bryn Mawr College
B. A.