Category Archives: communication

Seeing, for many, is believing. Authors Matthew C. Ehrlich and Joe Saltzman have taken a look at how we see news gatherers and the news business in television, film, radio, novels, comics, plays, and other media. In the introduction to … Continue reading

Journalist Marlene Sanders passed away earlier this week at age 84. In 1964, Sanders was the first woman to anchor an evening network news program when she substituted for Ron Cochran on ABC. This was just one of the many … Continue reading

Congratulations to Jordynn Jack, who received the 2015 RSA Book Award from the Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) for Autism and Gender: From Refrigerator Mothers to Computer Geeks. In Autism and Gender, Jack offers new insights into the ways rhetorical … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce that Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination by Nicole Seymour has received the 2015 ASLE Ecocriticism Book Award from the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE). The official presentation … Continue reading

Stephen Siff is an assistant professor of journalism at Miami University, Ohio. He recently answered some questions about his book Acid Hype: American News Media and the Psychedelic Experience. Q: When did the media first start to write about LSD? Stephen … Continue reading

The daily news brings word of a sexting uproar in Liberty, Missouri, where eight males have received suspensions of varying lengths after passing around compromising photos of female classmates. Amanda Marcotte at Slate notes: It’s time for a nationwide reckoning on … Continue reading

Shawn Powers and Michael Jablonski are the authors of The Real Cyber War:  The Political Economy of Internet Freedom. Q: When the phrase “cyber war” is used, is the rhetoric designed to describe the internet as a theater of war: a place where … Continue reading

In a century-plus of popular culture, journalists have appeared as cynical scandalmongers, noble crusaders, nicotine-soaked cynics, and the mild-mannered alter egos of super-powered Kryptonians. The latest UIP debut Heroes and Scoundrels covers the whole waterfront of newspersons depicted in our pop … Continue reading

Digital Depression author Dan Schiller is a professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In light of the recent FCC ruling on net neutrality, Schiller weighs … Continue reading

Without Ed Sabol, the Dallas Cowboys might not be known as “America’s Team” and those goofy sports bloopers would not be a staple of rainy weekends. More importantly, the way Americans remember and watch the NFL might be totally different. With imaginative … Continue reading