A Century of Communication Studies

The Unfinished Conversation

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Author: Pat J. Gehrke,William M. Keith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134062796

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

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This volume chronicles the development of communication studies as a discipline, providing a history of the field and identifying opportunities for future growth. Editors Pat J. Gehrke and William M. Keith have assembled an exceptional list of communication scholars who, in the thirteen chapters contained in this book, cover the breadth and depth of the field. Organized around themes and concepts that have enduring historical significance and wide appeal across numerous subfields of communication, A Century of Communication Studies bridges research and pedagogy, addressing themes that connect classroom practice and publication. Published in the 100th anniversary year of the National Communication Association, this collection highlights the evolution of communication studies and will serve future generations of scholars as a window into not only our past but also the field’s collective possibilities.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods

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Author: Mike Allen

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483381455

Category: Social Science

Page: 2064

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Communication research is evolving and changing in a world of online journals, open-access, and new ways of obtaining data and conducting experiments via the Internet. Although there are generic encyclopedias describing basic social science research methodologies in general, until now there has been no comprehensive A-to-Z reference work exploring methods specific to communication and media studies. Our entries, authored by key figures in the field, focus on special considerations when applied specifically to communication research, accompanied by engaging examples from the literature of communication, journalism, and media studies. Entries cover every step of the research process, from the creative development of research topics and questions to literature reviews, selection of best methods (whether quantitative, qualitative, or mixed) for analyzing research results and publishing research findings, whether in traditional media or via new media outlets. In addition to expected entries covering the basics of theories and methods traditionally used in communication research, other entries discuss important trends influencing the future of that research, including contemporary practical issues students will face in communication professions, the influences of globalization on research, use of new recording technologies in fieldwork, and the challenges and opportunities related to studying online multi-media environments. Email, texting, cellphone video, and blogging are shown not only as topics of research but also as means of collecting and analyzing data. Still other entries delve into considerations of accountability, copyright, confidentiality, data ownership and security, privacy, and other aspects of conducting an ethical research program. Features: 652 signed entries are contained in an authoritative work spanning four volumes available in choice of electronic or print formats. Although organized A-to-Z, front matter includes a Reader’s Guide grouping entries thematically to help students interested in a specific aspect of communication research to more easily locate directly related entries. Back matter includes a Chronology of the development of the field of communication research; a Resource Guide to classic books, journals, and associations; a Glossary introducing the terminology of the field; and a detailed Index. Entries conclude with References/Further Readings and Cross-References to related entries to guide students further in their research journeys. The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and Cross-References combine to provide robust search-and-browse in the e-version.

Microhistories of Communication Studies

Mapping the Future of Communication through Local Narratives

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Author: Pat J. Gehrke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317247191

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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The story of an academic discipline is usually conveyed in grand movements and long spans, but it can also be told through the lives of individual scholars, through the development of specialties, through the creation and change of departments, and through the formation and transformation of organizations. Using twelve histories of micro-dimensions of communication studies, this volume shows how sometimes small decisions, single scholars, individual departments, and marginalized voices can have dramatic roles in the history and future of an academic discipline. As a compilation of micro-histories with macro-lessons this volume stands alone in communication studies. Read as a companion to A Century of Communication Studies, the National Communication Association’s centennial volume, it offers rich detail, missing links, and local narratives that fully flesh out the discipline. In either case, no education in communication studies is complete without an understanding of the themes, challenges, and triumphs embodied by the twelve micro-histories offered in this book. This book was originally published as two special issues of Review of Communication.

The International History of Communication Study

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Author: Peter Simonson,David W. Park

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317540816

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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The International History of Communication Study maps the growth of media and communication studies around the world. Drawing out transnational flows of ideas, institutions, publications, and people, it offers the most comprehensive picture to date of the global history of communication research and education. This volume reaches into national and regional areas that have not received much attention in the scholarship until now, including Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East alongside Europe and North America. It also covers communication study outside of academic settings: in international organizations like UNESCO, and among commercial and civic groups. It moves beyond the traditional canon to cover work by forgotten figures, including women scholars in the field and those outside of the United States and Europe, and it situates them all within the broader geopolitical, institutional, and intellectual landscapes that have shaped communication study globally. Intended for scholars and graduate students in communication, media studies, and journalism, this volume pushes the history of communication study in new directions by taking an aggressively international and comparative perspective on the historiography of the field. Methodologically and conceptually, the volume breaks new ground in bringing comparative, transnational, and global frames to bear, and puts under the spotlight what has heretofore only lingered in the penumbra of the history of communication study.

A Century of Transformation

Studies in the Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Eastern Communication Association

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Author: James W. Chesebro

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 411

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A Century of Transformation: Studies in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Eastern Communication Association celebrates the anniversary of communication as a formally organized professional academic discipline. To mark this occasion, the Eastern Communication Association has compiled a volume of essays examining the many different aspects of the discipline, its history, and its future. The only book of its kind, this landmark anthology covers a multitude of topics, including approaches to studying communication, reviews of the current status of the discipline's major branches, and transformations that the field has experienced throughout its 100-year history. Edited by James W. Chesebro, this volume contains essays written by venerable researchers and professors, alongside selections from some of the field's upcoming leaders. Intended to serve as an analysis of both the past and future of the communication discipline, A Century of Transformation is a valuable resource for capstone courses in communication. It is also captivating reading for anyone interested in the history, growth, and development of the discipline.

Communication Studies

The Essential Resource

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Author: Andrew Beck,Peter Bennett,Peter Wall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136485287

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 366

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This book brings together a huge range of material including academic articles, film scripts and interplanetary messages adrift on space probes with supporting commentary to clarify their imporatance to the field. Communication Studies: The Essential Resource is a collection of essays and texts for all those studying communication at university and pre-university level. Individual sections address: * texts and meanings in communication * themes in personal communication * communication practice * culture, communication and context * debates and controversies in communication. Edited by the same teachers and examiners who brought us AS Communication Studies: The Essential Introduction, this volume will help communications students to engage with the subject successfully. Its key features include: * suggested further activities at the end of each chapter * a glossary of key terms * a comprehensive bibliography with web resources.

A Handbook of Media and Communication Research

Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies

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Author: Klaus Bruhn Jensen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134590008

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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A Handbook of Media and Communications Research presents qualitative as well as quantitative approaches to the analysis and interpretation of media, covering perspectives from both the social sciences and the humanities. The Handbook offers a comprehensive review of earlier research and a set of guidelines for how to think about, plan, and carry out studies of media in different social and cultural contexts. Divided into sections on the history, systematics and pragmatics of research, and written by internationally acknowledged specialists in each area, the Handbook will be a standard reference work for students and researchers.

Communication

An Introduction

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Author: Karl Erik Rosengren

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803978379

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 219

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Written as an introduction for beginning students, this book offers a thorough, yet lively, overview of human communication in all its aspects. Accessibly written and assuming no prior knowledge of the discipline Communication: An Introduction: offers a thorough, yet lively, examination of all aspects of human communication, including: a summary of its nature, form and function; a detailed analysis of all the levels of communication; a description and overview of the different traditions of communication studies; and a consideration of the future of communication - as a phenomenon and as a field of research.

Communication

Views from the Helm for the 21st Century

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Author: Judith S. Trent

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 417

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Intended to provide a “century's end” overview of where the entire field of communication is heading, the speeches reprinted here were given at the 1996 national convention of the Speech Communication Association. Some of the most prominent researchers active in the discipline were asked to review the state of the art in their area of specialization, to limn new areas promising for study, and to help chart the course for the further study into the next century. Commissioned by Judith S. Trent, president of the National Communication Association, the speeches reprinted here include valuable and insightful overviews from such diverse areas as interpersonal communication studies, to examinations of the volatile realms of politics and organizations, to discussions of emerging issues like gender, health, and education, to descriptions of the contributions provided by critical lenses like social theory and cultural studies. All provide a broad look at where the field is, where it has emerged from, and, most importantly, where it is going. A joint venture of the National Communication Association and Allyn & Bacon, this volume will serve both as a text for graduate and undergraduate students taking courses like Communication Theory, Communication Education, and Introduction to Communication Studies and as a valuable resource for scholars and teachers in the field. While Allyn & Bacon will make this volume broadly available to its customers and to interested members of the profession free of charge, the text will also be available for course adoption at a reasonable price. Proceeds from sales of the text for class adoption will be placed in a special fund, administered by the National Communication Association, and used to sponsor professional activities for graduate students at future annual national conventions.

Health Communication in the 21st Century

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Author: Kevin B. Wright,Lisa Sparks,H. Dan O'Hair

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118339835

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

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This popular and engaging text on health communication is now revised and updated in a second edition that incorporates recent research and boasts new material on topics such as crisis communication, social disparities in health, and systemic reform. Fully revised second edition of this popular and authoritative text Includes fresh material on topics such as crisis communication, health care reform, global health issues, and political issues in health communication New case studies, examples, and updated glossary keep the work relevant and student-friendly Provides effective strategies for healthcare organizations and individuals in communicating with patients Updated and enhanced online resources, including PowerPoint slides, test bank, and instructors manual, available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/wright

Chinese Communication Studies

Contexts and Comparisons

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Author: Xing Lu,Wenshan Jia,D. Ray Heisey

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567506563

Category: History

Page: 278

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Offers current and in-depth analysis of many often-overlooked subjects and controversial areas in the field of Chinese communication.

The Basics of Communication Research

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Author: Leslie A. Baxter,Earl R. Babbie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285400801

Category: Drama

Page: 480

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Combining the time tested classical work of Earl Babbie with the insights of one of the most recognized and respected names in speech communication research, THE BASICS OF COMMUNICATION RESEARCH is the book for the Communication research methods course. With the authors' collective experience teaching research methods and as active researchers themselves you will find this text to be the authoritative text for your course. The authors frame research as a way of knowing, and provide balanced treatment to both quantitative and qualitative research traditions in communication research and present it in a student friendly and engaging format. It provides in-depth treatment of the role of reasoning in the research enterprise and how this reasoning process plays itself out in planning and writing a research proposal and report. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Mass Communication Research

On Problems and Policies : the Art of Asking the Right Questions : in Honor of James D. Halloran

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Author: Cees J. Hamelink,Olga Linné

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780893919511

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 417

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This book pays special tribute to Professor James D. Halloran at his retirement after 18 years as president of the International Association for Mass Communication Research. Each chapter is a succinct learning unit in the field of mass communications.

American Communication Research

The Remembered History

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Author: Everette E. Dennis,Ellen Ann Wartella

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136688730

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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This book captures the essence of a never-to-be-repeated glimpse at the history of media research. It offers a unique examination of the origins, meaning, and impact of media and communication research in America, with links to European antecedents. Based on a high-level seminar series at Columbia University's Freedom Forum Media Studies Center, the book features work by leading scholars, researchers, and media executives. Participants in the series have called the program "heroic and unprecedented." The book encompasses essays, commentaries, and reports by such leading figures as William McGuire, Elihu Katz, and Leo Bogart, plus posthumous reports by Wilbur Schramm, Malcolm Beville, and Hilde Himmelweit. It also contains original insights on the collaboration of Frank Stanton, Paul Lazarfeld, and Robert K. Merton.

Marxism and Communication Studies

The Point is to Change it

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Author: Lee Artz,Steve Macek,Dana L. Cloud

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820481265

Category: Philosophy

Page: 258

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Textbook

Communication Yearbook

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Author: William B. Gudykunst

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761922469

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 548

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Volume 24 in this series is devoted to addressing the current status of theory and research in each of the International Communication Association's divisions or interest groups. Chapters look at the parameters of the groups, the relationship of the group to other groups, the major theories used in the group, the research that supports these theories, the major lines of research in the group, and the major issues with which scholars in the group must cope in the next century. As a whole, Communication Yearbook 24 provides a unique summary of the field of communication at the end of the 20th Century and the beginning of the new millennium.

On the Highway of Mass Communication Studies

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Author: Veikko Pietilä

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781572735262

Category: Social Science

Page: 399

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"This is an historical overview of theory and research in the field of mass communication studies. It is an account of the scholarly discourses that have been concerned with mass communication within a period that extends from the early days of the press in the 17th century to the Internet and other advanced communication technologies. The discourses are described in regard to their essential points, and they are contextualized in the social and intellectual settings of their times. The book can serve as a text, outlining the history of mass communication to provide the reader with a meaningful entry into this field."--Publisher's website.

21st Century Communication: A Reference Handbook

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Author: William F. Eadie

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412950309

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 942

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Via 100 entries or "mini-chapters," the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series volumes on Communication will highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of communication ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st Century. The purpose is to provide undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that will serve their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not as much jargon, detail or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter.

Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies

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Author: James Watson,Anne Hill

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1628921501

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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The Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies has provided students and the general public alike with a gateway into the study of intercultural communication, public relations and marketing communications since 1984. In this 9th edition, James Watson and Anne Hill provide a detailed compendium of the different facets of personal, group, mass-media and internet communication that continues to be a vital source of information for all those interested in how communication affects our lives. They cover new applications and developments, such as the incorporation of Neuroscience techniques in advertising and marketing. Other updates include Cyber-bullying, Twitter scandals, conduct in media organizations, on-line lobbying, global protesting/petitioning, and gender issues relating to social media in general. While new entries explore the profound shifts that have taken place in the world of communication in recent years, the purpose of this new edition is not necessarily to keep abreast of every new media event but to reflect the trends that influence and prompt such events, such as the Leveson Inquiry and Report and phone hacking via mobile phones. Politics seems to be playing out more on Twitter than in The Times. This volume seeks to make its twenty-first century readers more media literate, as well as more critical consumers of modern news.