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Cultural Pluralism and Communication

Alin Olteanu

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2021-09-22

Cultural Pluralism and CommunicationIntroductionCultural pluralism refers to conceptions of cultural heterogeneity, the term pluralism being understoo...


Philip Howard

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2011-02-23

Cyberpolitics Introduction Cyberpolitics is a domain of inquiry into the role of new information technologies in contemporary political life....

Death, Dying, and Communication

Teresa Thompson, Louis P. Cusella

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Death, Dying, and Communication Introduction Besides birth, there is nothing more inherent to life than death and the process of dying—despite...

Debates, Televised

William L. Benoit

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Televised DebatesIntroductionTelevised debates are an extremely important election campaign medium for several reasons. Many voters watch debates; the...


Michael A. Xenos

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2011-02-23

Deliberation Introduction “Deliberative democracy” refers to democratic processes based on thorough consideration and discussion of issues from a vari...

Developmental Communication

Carla L. Fisher

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Developmental Communication Introduction Developmental communication is a relatively new perspective used to study interaction. Adopted in the...

Diffusion of Innovations

Ronald Rice

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Diffusion of Innovations Introduction Diffusion is the process through which an innovation (an idea, product, technology, process, or service) ...

Digital Divide

Peter A. Chow-White, Betty Ackah, Philippa Adams

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2018-07-24

Digital DivideIntroductionThis article explores the different treatments and conceptualizations of the digital divide. In the broadest sense, a digita...

Digital Intimacies

Nathan Rambukkana, Keer Wang

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2020-09-24

Digital IntimaciesIntroductionTo speak of “digital intimacies” is to acknowledge two premises, both foundational to communication studies. The first i...

Digital Literacy

Troy Hicks, Katherine Baleja, Mingyuan Zhang

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2019-10-30

Digital LiteracyIntroductionFor centuries, both the technologies of literacy—from cuneiform tablets to the printing press to, most recently, the smart...

Diplomacy, Public

Eytan Gilboa

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Public DiplomacyIntroductionPublic diplomacy (PD) is a relatively new field of scholarship and practice. There is not one widely accepted definition o...

Distributed Work, Comunication and

Claartje ter Hoeven, Jennifer Gibbs

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

Communication and Distributed WorkIntroductionScholars have been studying distributed work since the 1990s. The proliferation of new communication tec...

Documentary and Communication

Caty Borum Chattoo

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2018-05-24

Documentary and CommunicationIntroductionDocumentary is a mediated storytelling genre and communication practice shaped by the creative freedom of scr...


Giles Moss, Stéphanie Wojcik

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

E-democracy/E-participation Introduction The term “e-democracy” refers to the relationship between democracy and new media and information and...


Hans Jochen Scholl

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

E-governmentIntroductionPairing two terms such as “electronic” and “government” to name a phenomenon and create the label of “electronic government” w...

Elaboration Likelihood Model

H. Allen White

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2011-02-23

Elaboration Likelihood Model Introduction The Elaboration Likelihood Model (ELM), developed by Richard E. Petty and John T. Cacioppo in the early 1980...

Electronic Word-of-Mouth (eWOM)

Shu-Chuan Chu

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2021-09-22

Electronic Word-of-Mouth (eWOM)IntroductionThe concept of electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM) was introduced in the mid-1990s, when the Internet was begin...

Embedded Coverage

Michel M. Haigh

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Embedded Coverage Introduction When examining the stories told about the war in Iraq, one notices reporters reporting from the battlefield, “em...


Helena Bilandzic

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2011-02-23

Entertainment Introduction Entertainment formats, as trivial as they may seem to an educated audience, are used by millions of audience members duri...


William J. Brown

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Entertainment-EducationIntroductionThe use of entertainment as a strategy for social change is a practice that dates back to the beginnings of organiz...

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