by: Michele Hilmes / University of Wisconsin-Madison
Every so often a core concept emerges in an historical or theoretical field that serves a purpose at the time of its invention but slowly loses its explanatory power…
by: Cynthia Fuchs / George Mason University
Apologizing is an art. And apologizing for TV is something else.
by: Robert Schrag / North Carolina State University
A number of responses to my last Flow column wondered what form the “digital language” I advocated might take. The question took me back to a very non-digital experience.
by: Anna McCarthy / New York University
“Oh my God, didn’t Morgan get pretty?” This was a friend’s response when I asked if he’d seen Laguna Beach, a new MTV reality show billed as “the real Orange County.” He wasn’t actually commenting on a character’s looks. Rather, he was parodying its signature mode of dialogue…
by: Michael Curtin / University of Wisconsin-Madison
Critics roundly denounce Rupert Murdoch as the most rapacious media baron of the current era, yet few have commented upon the fact that Sir Rupert is also our greatest media philanthropist.
by: Bill Herman / University of Pennsylvania
The most important question here is what actually happened on Election Day; most communication researchers are ill-equipped to do this.