Communication Studies

Publication covering communication, language and linguistics.

Articles from Vol. 59, No. 1, January-March

A Computer-Based Educational Intervention to Address Potential Negative Effects of Internet Pornography
There has been much debate over the potential negative effects of exposure to sexually explicit media (SEM), and a considerable amount of research has been devoted to this issue. Empirical findings regarding the assertion that exposure to pornography...
Apologia, Antapologia, and the 1960 Soviet U-2 Incident
When individuals and organizations are forced to explain their behavior, they will typically account for the undesirable action by lessening responsibility for the act or by lessening the significance of the harm caused by the act. Ryan (1982) argued...
Chain versus Independent Television Station Ownership: Toward an Investment Model of Commitment to Local News Quality
In June 2003 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 to relax ownership restrictions of broadcast and print media, allowing a single company or individual to own up to three television stations, eight radio stations, one daily newspaper,...
Do Loss-Framed Persuasive Messages Engender Greater Message Processing Than Do Gain-Framed Messages? A Meta-Analytic Review
The amount of processing that message recipients give to persuasive messages has been identified as an important determinant of the nature of persuasive processes and effects. Dual-process models of persuasion, such as the elaboration likelihood model...
Meet the (Ideal) Candidate: How Viewers Interpret Political Advertising during the "Invisible Primary"
Before any ballots are cast--and even before most candidates run their 30-second TV ads--presidential campaigns produce "meet the candidate videos" to begin the process of presenting a candidate's personality and platform to potential voters (Parmelee,...
Spanning the Boundaries of Work: Workplace Participation, Political Efficacy, and Political Involvement
Workplace participation has seen increased attention in the past decades (e.g., Cheney et al., 1998; Deetz, 1992, 1995; Harrison, 1994; McLagan & Nel, 1995; Seibold & Shea, 2001; Stohl & Cheney, 2001). However, organizational communication...