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Teaching For Social Justice In The Engaged Classroom: The Intersection Of Jesuit And Feminist Moral Philosophies, Joyce Wolburg, Karen Slattery, Ana Garner, Lynn Turner Feb 2016

Teaching For Social Justice In The Engaged Classroom: The Intersection Of Jesuit And Feminist Moral Philosophies, Joyce Wolburg, Karen Slattery, Ana Garner, Lynn Turner

Lynn H. Turner

No abstract provided.


Mixing Metaphors: Sociological And Psychological Perspectives On Virtual Communities, Kevin Wang Feb 2016

Mixing Metaphors: Sociological And Psychological Perspectives On Virtual Communities, Kevin Wang

Kevin Wang

This chapter explores the theoretical and conceptual assumptions underlying the notion of virtual community. Drawing from relevant literature, the author first examines the fundamental properties of the Internet as both technological and cultural artifact and argues that the Internet can embody different technological, functional, and symbolic meanings that will have direct implications for how communities are formed and experienced. Building on that framework, the second part of the chapter focuses on the sociological and psychological bases of community and explores how such conceptions change with the emergence of the Internet. The author concludes that studies of virtual communities must be ...


Vitamin D An Examination Of Physician And Patient Management Of Health And Uncertainty, Keisa Bennett, Brandi Frisby, Laura Young, Deborah Murray Feb 2016

Vitamin D An Examination Of Physician And Patient Management Of Health And Uncertainty, Keisa Bennett, Brandi Frisby, Laura Young, Deborah Murray

Laura Young

Vitamin D has been a topic of much research interest and controversy, and evidence is mixed concerning its preventive effects and health benefits. The purpose of our study was to explore the decision-making strategies used by both primary care providers and community members surrounding vitamin D in relation to uncertainty management theory. We conducted semistructured interviews with primary care providers (n = 7) and focus groups with community members (n = 89), and transcribed and coded using the constant comparative method. Themes for providers included awareness, uncertainty, patient role, responsibility, skepticism, uncertainty management, and evolving perceptions. Community member focus group themes included ...


The Role Of The Common Core In The Gubernatorial Elections Of 2014, Jonathan Supovitz, Bobbi Newman, Ariel Smith Feb 2016

The Role Of The Common Core In The Gubernatorial Elections Of 2014, Jonathan Supovitz, Bobbi Newman, Ariel Smith

Bobbi Newman

After the Spring 2014 primaries, the Common Core State Standards were viewed as a political hot potato. As former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee said, “the Common Core has become toxic, I think it’s radioactive…It has become an incredibly controversial topic on both the left and the right.” Even so, the Common Core turned out to play a role in some of the governor’s races in November 2014. In this analysis of candidate positions and the role of the Common Core across the 36 gubernatorial races of 2014, CPRE researchers Bobbi Newman, Jonathan Supovitz and Arial Smith used ...


Congress, The U.S. Supreme Court And Must-Carry Policy: A Flawed Economic Analysis, Nancy Whitmore Jan 2016

Congress, The U.S. Supreme Court And Must-Carry Policy: A Flawed Economic Analysis, Nancy Whitmore

Nancy J. Whitmore

The Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992, which requires cable operators to carry the signals of local broadcast television stations, was hailed by supporters as a measure that would preserve the economic viability of the local independent broadcaster by unlocking the anticompetitive grip that the local cable company places on access to its system. In upholding the Act in 1997, the United States Supreme Court seemed to ignore the degree to which the cable and broadcast industries have become vertically integrated. In the end, local independent stations became economically viable not because they were guaranteed carriage on ...


Session A-1: Coolhub.Imsa: Collaborative Innovation Networks, James Gerry, Carl Heine, Branson Lawrence, Aracelys Rios May 2015

Session A-1: Coolhub.Imsa: Collaborative Innovation Networks, James Gerry, Carl Heine, Branson Lawrence, Aracelys Rios

Carl Heine

The use of social networking for students to learn from each other and experts around the world.


Session C-1: Coolhub.Imsa: Collaborative Innovation Networks, James Gerry, Carl Heine, Branson Lawrence, Aracelys Rios May 2015

Session C-1: Coolhub.Imsa: Collaborative Innovation Networks, James Gerry, Carl Heine, Branson Lawrence, Aracelys Rios

Carl Heine

The use of social networking for students to learn from each other and experts around the world


Critical Animal And Media Studies: Communication For Nonhuman Animal Advocacy, Nuria Almiron, Matthew Cole, Carrie Freeman Dec 2014

Critical Animal And Media Studies: Communication For Nonhuman Animal Advocacy, Nuria Almiron, Matthew Cole, Carrie Freeman

Carrie P Freeman

ABSTRACT: Suitable for a media studies graduate or upper level undergraduate course (or a critical animal studies course), this book aims to put the speciesism debate and the treatment of non-human animals on the agenda of critical media studies and to put media studies on the agenda of animal ethics researchers. Contributors examine the convergence of media and animal ethics from theoretical, philosophical, discursive, social constructionist, and political economic perspectives. The book is divided into three sections: foundations, representation, and responsibility, outlining the different disciplinary approaches’ application to media studies and covering how non-human animals, and the relationship between humans ...


Qualitative Research Methods For Media Studies, Bonnie Brennen Jul 2014

Qualitative Research Methods For Media Studies, Bonnie Brennen

Bonnie Brennen

This book introduces the essential qualitative methods used in media research, with an emphasis on integrating theory with practice. Each method is introduced through step-by-step instruction on conducting research and interpreting research findings, alongside in-depth discussions of the historical, cultural, and theoretical context of the particular method and case studies drawn from published scholarship. This text is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to qualitative methods, ideal for media and mass communication research courses.


Priming Past The Primary: Mass Media, Issue Salience And Candidate Evaluation In A Race For Governor, James Pokrywczynski, Robert Griffin, Jeff Seipel Jul 2014

Priming Past The Primary: Mass Media, Issue Salience And Candidate Evaluation In A Race For Governor, James Pokrywczynski, Robert Griffin, Jeff Seipel

Robert Griffin

No abstract provided.


Skills Vs Substance, Rocky Dailey Dec 2013

Skills Vs Substance, Rocky Dailey

Rocky Dailey

A look at academically-based communication education as compared to competency-based programs.


Cosmopoliteness, Cultivation And Media Use., Leo Jeffres, Cheryl Bracken, Kimberly Neuendorg, Jennifer Kopfman, David Atkin Dec 2013

Cosmopoliteness, Cultivation And Media Use., Leo Jeffres, Cheryl Bracken, Kimberly Neuendorg, Jennifer Kopfman, David Atkin

Cheryl C Bracken

No abstract provided.


Journalism In A Pr World, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Apr 2013

Journalism In A Pr World, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

Mike Niman discusses the future of journalism in a PR-dominated communication environment. In particular, he examines the migration of talent from journalism to the PR industry, the collapse of mainstream journalism and the role of an emergent alternative media as American journalism goes through metamorphosis from what it was to what it could become. Journalism is a social good that should equip people to understand and resist spin. Niman argues that mainstream American journalism, rather than rising to this challenge, has transparently succumbed to serving as an arm of the corporate PR industry, thus laying the groundwork for its own ...


Uprising: The Internet's Unintended Consequences, Marcus Breen Sep 2012

Uprising: The Internet's Unintended Consequences, Marcus Breen

Marcus Breen

The Internet has transformed the social relations that were once managed by the powers that be. As a rapidly maturing communications technology, the Internet has brought people together even while it has reinforced privatism. The desktop computer, the laptop, the cellular and mobile phone, the Global Positoning System, the pilotless drone aircraft, video games and government documents courtesy of Wikileaks, all are connected on the network of networks. Together these converged elements of a global socio-technical system offer wonderful possibilities for human emancipation, even while those ideas collide with established ideas of civility and decency. Utilizing a transdisciplinary approach, Uprising ...


The Lolita Effect: The Media Sexualization Of Young Girls And What We Can Do About It, Meenakshi Durham Apr 2012

The Lolita Effect: The Media Sexualization Of Young Girls And What We Can Do About It, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Girls, Sexuality And The Media: Confronting The Lolita Effect., Meenakshi Durham Mar 2012

Girls, Sexuality And The Media: Confronting The Lolita Effect., Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Teaching For Social Justice In The Engaged Classroom: The Intersection Of Jesuit And Feminist Moral Philosophies, Joyce Wolburg, Karen Slattery, Ana Garner, Lynn Turner Jan 2012

Teaching For Social Justice In The Engaged Classroom: The Intersection Of Jesuit And Feminist Moral Philosophies, Joyce Wolburg, Karen Slattery, Ana Garner, Lynn Turner

Ana Garner

No abstract provided.


[In Press] Convincing College Students To Stop Downloading Music Illegally: Finding Advertising That Works, Brian Sheehan, James Tsao, James Pokrywczynski Dec 2011

[In Press] Convincing College Students To Stop Downloading Music Illegally: Finding Advertising That Works, Brian Sheehan, James Tsao, James Pokrywczynski

James Pokrywczynski

No abstract provided.


[In Press] Event Marketing Sponsorship Impact: A Test Of Congruency And Engagement In An Ethnic Festival Context, James Pokrywczynski, David Brinker Dec 2011

[In Press] Event Marketing Sponsorship Impact: A Test Of Congruency And Engagement In An Ethnic Festival Context, James Pokrywczynski, David Brinker

James Pokrywczynski

No abstract provided.


Fantastic Bodies: Girls, Cosmetic Surgeries, And Cartesian, Meenakshi Durham Jul 2011

Fantastic Bodies: Girls, Cosmetic Surgeries, And Cartesian, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Vicious Assault Shakes Texas Town”: The New York Times’, Meenakshi Durham Jul 2011

Vicious Assault Shakes Texas Town”: The New York Times’, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Participatory Journalism In The East And The West: A Comparative Study Of The Performance Of Online News Media, Alice Lee Jun 2011

Participatory Journalism In The East And The West: A Comparative Study Of The Performance Of Online News Media, Alice Lee

Dr. LEE, Alice

When the Internet moves from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0, online news media has a new face. This study puts forward a concept of “participatory open media code” to depict the new format of online news media in the new participatory media environment. In total 15 news sites in western countries and eastern countries were examined. The purpose of the study is to compare the performance of these sites and explore how participatory journalism has been practiced in different countries. In terms of overall performance, research results show that the US online news sites rank number one and ...


Accessing, Using, Writing For, Submittng To, Editing, And Reviewing For An Online Journal For Polytechnic Universities, Li Chen Jun 2011

Accessing, Using, Writing For, Submittng To, Editing, And Reviewing For An Online Journal For Polytechnic Universities, Li Chen

Li Chen

No abstract provided.


Library As A Research Source, James Pokrywczynski May 2011

Library As A Research Source, James Pokrywczynski

James Pokrywczynski

No abstract provided.


New Media Environment, Net Generation And Participatory Media Literacy Education, Alice Lee Apr 2011

New Media Environment, Net Generation And Participatory Media Literacy Education, Alice Lee

Dr. LEE, Alice

In Chinese: 新媒體環境、網絡世代與「參與式媒介素養教育。「浙江省媒介素養教育研究會學術會議」論文。二零一一年五月十四日,中國杭州。


Repetition Of Ads Helps Ncaa Networks, James Pokrywczynski Apr 2011

Repetition Of Ads Helps Ncaa Networks, James Pokrywczynski

James Pokrywczynski

No abstract provided.


Body Matters, Meenakshi Durham Feb 2011

Body Matters, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

An essay is presented on genderscapes, the physical conditions of women's lives that challenge the notion of a virtual disembodied self in cyberspace as people focus on social networking, tweeting and texting. Hidden beneath cyberscapes are what the author terms genderscapes as more women are reportedly becoming victims of injustice including domestic violence, and women's bodies experiencing real pain. The author discusses materiality in terms of economics, social power and opportunity which lead to corporeality.


New Media For A New China, James Scotton Feb 2011

New Media For A New China, James Scotton

James Scotton

No abstract provided.


Body Matters, Meenakshi Durham Feb 2011

Body Matters, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

An essay is presented on genderscapes, the physical conditions of women's lives that challenge the notion of a virtual disembodied self in cyberspace as people focus on social networking, tweeting and texting. Hidden beneath cyberscapes are what the author terms genderscapes as more women are reportedly becoming victims of injustice including domestic violence, and women's bodies experiencing real pain. The author discusses materiality in terms of economics, social power and opportunity which lead to corporeality.


Internet Pornography: Another Step Towards Proletarianization, Marcus Breen Dec 2010

Internet Pornography: Another Step Towards Proletarianization, Marcus Breen

Marcus Breen

Within the current period of shifting international trade, sexuality has been “globalized” in new ways. Rather than working with the generalization that characterizes globalization in line with the somewhat predictable binaries of the WTO/US market opening hegemonic model versus the anti-hegemonic opponents of this same capitalist enterprise, sex as presented in pornography on the World Wide Web offers a counterintuitive way of thinking about globalization. Internet pornography presents a system of unintended consequences. That is, it offers a site where the full investigations of human ambition, desire and degradation are represented and played out, offering the voiceless and the ...