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2012

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Full-Text Articles in Mass Communication

Ron Paul + Potheads = Racist Dopes, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Feb 2012

Ron Paul + Potheads = Racist Dopes, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

Ron Paul’s popularity, given his history of racism, is troubling. More troubling, however, is the willingness of his supporters, an odd coalition of one-percenter corporatists and anti-war pothead libertarians, to ignore or excuse these views. Read more: http://artvoice.com/issues/v11n5/getting_a_grip


Integrating Students Into The Operation Of A University-Owned Television Station, Christine Taylor Jan 2012

Integrating Students Into The Operation Of A University-Owned Television Station, Christine Taylor

Christine Taylor

Most journalism and mass communication programs provide opportunities for students to acquire some "hands-on" experience as undergraduates. There remains some considerable argument as to whether this "hands-on" educational experience should be part of the academic curriculum. I will review this debate briefly.


This Little Piggy Went To Press: The American News Media's Construction Of Animals In Agriculture, Carrie Packwood Freeman Jan 2012

This Little Piggy Went To Press: The American News Media's Construction Of Animals In Agriculture, Carrie Packwood Freeman

Carrie P. Freeman

This textual analysis examines the representations of farmed animals in national print and broadcast news discourse in over 100 stories published from 2000-2003. Findings show these American news media largely support the speciesist status quo by favoring elite viewpoints and failing to provide balance. Although exceptions are provided, news media often objectify nonhuman animals discursively through: 1) commodification, 2) failure to acknowledge their emotional perspectives, and 3) failure to describe them as inherently-valuable individuals.


Webs Of Faith As A Source Of Reasonable Disagreement, Gregory Brazeal Jan 2012

Webs Of Faith As A Source Of Reasonable Disagreement, Gregory Brazeal

Gregory Brazeal

Contemporary political theorists and philosophers of epistemology and religion have often drawn attention to the problem of reasonable disagreement. The idea that deliberators may reasonably persist in a disagreement even under ideal deliberative conditions and even over the long term poses a challenge to the common assumption that rationality should lead to consensus. This essay proposes a previously unrecognized source of reasonable disagreement, based on the notion that an individual's beliefs are rationally related to one another in a fabric of sentences or web of beliefs. The essay argues that an individual's beliefs may not form a single ...


Social Media, Cyber-Dissent, And Constraints On Online Political Communication In Repressitarian Central Asia, Brian J. Bowe, Eric Freedman, Robin Blom Jan 2012

Social Media, Cyber-Dissent, And Constraints On Online Political Communication In Repressitarian Central Asia, Brian J. Bowe, Eric Freedman, Robin Blom

Brian J. Bowe

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.


Stoking The Research Fire: Three Views, Charles C. Self, Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh, Amy S. Weiss Dec 2011

Stoking The Research Fire: Three Views, Charles C. Self, Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh, Amy S. Weiss

Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh

No abstract provided.


This'll Kill Ya: Pepper Spray And The Modern Lexicon Of "Less Than Lethal" Oppression., Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Dec 2011

This'll Kill Ya: Pepper Spray And The Modern Lexicon Of "Less Than Lethal" Oppression., Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Strategizing And Executing The Town Hall Meeting During A Time Of Crisis., Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D Apr Dec 2011

Strategizing And Executing The Town Hall Meeting During A Time Of Crisis., Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D Apr

Douglas J. Swanson, Ed.D APR

No abstract provided.