Category Archives: communication

Excerpted from Six Minutes in Berlin: Broadcast Spectacle and Rowing Gold at the Nazi Olympics, by Michael J. Socolow A few hours later, with the Germans having already compiled one of the most impressive regatta records in Olympic history, Riefenstahl’s … Continue reading

The Olympics and geopolitics have gone hand-in-hand since the modern Games emerged in 1896. Michael J. Socolow’s new book examines one of the most controversial Olympiads of all time through the lens of emerging technology and an American rowing team … Continue reading

Mwenda Ntarangwi is an associate professor of anthropology at Calvin College. He recently answered some questions about his book The Street Is My Pulpit: Hip Hop and Christianity in Kenya. Q: Your book explores the Kenyan music scene through the lens of … Continue reading

The July coup attempt in Turkey brought up memories of the country’s long history with military uprisings and the related role that coup plots—real, alleged, and imagined—play in the country’s everyday politics. Today’s Turkish demand that the U.S. detain Fethullah … Continue reading

Today, the government of Turkey asked the United States to detain Fethullah Gulen, a Sunni Muslim cleric who left Turkey in 1999 and currently lives in rural Pennsylvania. Gulen’s ongoing presence in the U.S., always a point of contention with … Continue reading

Author Amy Adele Hasinoff has been honored by the  National Communication Association (NCA). Hasinoff has been named the winner of the NCA Diamond Anniversary Book Award for her book, Sexting Panic: Rethinking Criminalization, Privacy, and Consent. The Diamond Anniversary Book … Continue reading

Making Photography Matter: A Viewer’s History from the Civil War to the Great Depression by Cara A. Finnegan was recently awarded the James A. Winans and Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address from … Continue reading

Forty-six years ago today, national feminist groups staged the Women’s Strike for Equality. “If the success of media activism is measured by the amount of news coverage generated, the Strike for Equality hit the mother lode,” Bonnie J. Dow reports … Continue reading

New in stores, Mister Pulitzer and the Spider marks the release of a truly monumental reconsideration of what journalism’s journey from the 1800s to today. A spidery network of mobile online media has supposedly changed people, places, time, and their meanings. … Continue reading

In the second half of the nineteenth century, Americans swarmed to take in a raft of new illustrated journals and papers. Engravings and drawings of “buckskinned braves” and “Indian princesses” proved an immensely popular attraction for consumers of publications like … Continue reading