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Michael A. Xenos

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2011-02-23

Interactivity Introduction Most everyday users understand interactivity as the extent to which a communication medium enables responses (typically imm...

Media Regulation

Des Freedman

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Media Regulation Introduction “Media regulation” refers to the process by which a range of specific, often legally binding, tools are applied ...


Erica Scharrer

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2011-02-23

Cultivation Introduction Seminal scholar George Gerbner introduced cultivation theory in the 1960s as a means of examining the long-term, cumulative ...

Selective Exposure

Hans-Bernd Brosius, Christina Peter

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2011-02-23

Selective Exposure Introduction The basic assumption in the study of selective exposure is that people expose themselves to external stimuli in a se...

Media Logic

Gianpietro Mazzoleni, Sergio Splendore

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2015-06-29

Media Logic Introduction This entry offers a review of works in communication studies. It discusses the theoretical debate and empirical resea...

Youth and Media

Bill Osgerby

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Youth and Media Introduction The media are a ubiquitous presence in the lives of contemporary youth. The television shows they watch, the music...

Cognitive Dissonance

Natalie Jomini Stroud, Soohee Kim, Joshua M. Scacco

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Cognitive Dissonance Introduction Humans strive for cognitive consistency, at least according to the theory of cognitive dissonance and a host ...

Religion and the Media

Judith M. Buddenbaum

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Religion and Media Introduction Churches and other religious organizations have always conducted or commissioned media research addressing the...

Communication Networks

Peter Monge, Drew Margolin

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Communication Networks Preparation of this article was supported in part by grants from the National Science Foundation (IIS-0838548) and by suppo...

Laura Guerrero, Christina Fleuriet

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Proxemics Introduction Proxemics refers to the perception, use, and structuring of space as communication. The study of proxemics is multidisc...

Social Network Analysis

Peter J. Carrington

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Social Network Analysis Introduction Since its beginnings in the 1930s, social network analysis (SNA) has emerged as a major paradigm for soci...

Media Sociology

Silvio Waisbord

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Media Sociology Introduction This article offers a review of key works in media sociology and identifies key themes in sociological research t...

Reporting, Investigative

James L. Aucoin

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Investigative Reporting Introduction With the establishment of the service organization Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) in the mid-1...

Communication History

Richard B. Kielbowicz

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2011-02-23

Communication History Introduction All aspects of communication have historical dimensions. Historians of communication thus have a wide purview, s...

Science Communication

Sharon Dunwoody

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2011-02-23

Science Communication Introduction Science-communication scholarship focuses on the hows, whys, and impacts of science messages aimed at nons...

International Communication

Jonathan D. Aronson

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

International Communications Introduction International communications is an impossibly broad, interdisciplinary topic. To master communicatio...


Aaron Delwiche

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2011-02-23

Propaganda Introduction Propaganda researchers study systematic attempts to influence audience perceptions and behaviors. This area of scholarship is...

Environmental Communication

James Shanahan

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Environmental Communication Introduction The study of environmental communication, as a subfield of the study of communication, is a relativel...

Reasoned Action Frameworks

Marco Yzer, Brian Southwell

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2011-02-23

Reasoned Action Frameworks Introduction Reasoned action frameworks, which include the Theory of Reasoned Action and its extensions, the widely used Th...

Social Cognition

Michael E. Roloff

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Social Cognition Introduction Successful communication requires much more than sending and receiving linguistic and nonlinguistic cues. Individ...

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