|Born||Daniel Tom Lerner
October 30, 1917
|Died||May 1, 1980(aged 62)|
|Education||B.A., New York University
Ph.D., New York University
|Notable works||The Passing of Traditional Society: Modernizing the Middle East|
Daniel Lerner (1917 - 1980) was an American scholar and writer known for his studies on modernization theory. Lerner's study of Balgat Turkey played a critical role in shaping American ideas about the use of mass media and US cultural products to promote economic and social development in post-colonial nations. He, along with Wilbur Schramm and Everett Rogers, were influential in launching the study and practice of media development and development communication.
- Daniel Lerner (1958) The Passing of Traditional Society: Modernizing the Middle East. New York: Free Press.
- Daniel Lerner. (1972) Communication for Development Administration in Southeast Asia. Asia Society—SEADAG.
- Schramm, Wilbur., & Lerner, David. (Eds.). (1976). Communication and change: The last ten years and the next. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press.
- Lerner, Daniel, Lyle M. Nelson, and Wilbur Lang Schramm. (1977) Communication Research: A Half-Century Appraisal. Published for the East-West Center by University Press of Hawaii.
- Lasswell, Harold Dwight, Daniel Lerner, and Hans Speier. The Symbolic Instrument in Early Times. East-West Center, 1979.
- Henry Bernstein. (1971) "Modernization Theory and the Sociological Study of Development∗." Journal of Development Studies 7, no. 2: 141–160. .
- John Durham Peters and Peter Simonson. (2004) Mass Communication and American Social Thought: Key Texts, 1919-1968. Rowman & Littlefield.