Timothy E. Cook (1954–2006) was an American scholar of mass communications, Professor of Journalism at Louisiana State University. He is known for his books on the interaction of politics and the media, and also as an influence on journalism research and education. He was best known  for his widely-reviewed book "Governing with the News.
Notes for the next epidemic. Part one: Lessons from the news coverage of AIDS by Timothy E Cook; John F. Kennedy School of Government.; Joan Shorenstein Barone Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy. OCLC 24785654.