Academic journal article Communication Research Trends

Journals Received

Academic journal article Communication Research Trends

Journals Received

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Canadian Journal of Communication, 27(1). 2002. www.cjc-online.ca

Carol Corbin, Silence and lies: How the industrial fishery constrained voices of ecological conservation. pp. 7-32. The essay examines the communication processes leading up to the 1992 collapse of the Atlantic cod fishery, noting the various discursive realms: "fishers' vernacular," "scientific language," "official word," and "product talk."

Tamara L. Falicov, Film policy under MERCOSUR: The case of Uruguay. pp. 33-46. This analysis of state economic policy to erase trade barriers concludes that the cultural dimensions of the Latin American Southern Cone trade agreements have not succeeded and have not fostered cross-border film cooperation.

Gary McCarron, Moralizing uncertainty: Suspicion and faith in Hitchcock's Suspicion. pp. 47-62. Analyzing Hitchcock's 1941 film, McCarron argues that "suspicion is an interpretive strategy that can be used for making sense of situations that appear ambiguous or uncertain."

Rowland Lorimer, Mass communication: Some redefinitional notes. pp. 63-72. This essay proposes a definition of mass communication that includes the Internet and its decentralized broadcasting, arguing for a more central role for public access.

Walter C. Soderlund, Martha F. Lee, and Paul Gecelovsky, Trends in Canadian newspaper coverage of international news, 1988-2000: Editors' assessments. This study presents data from surveys of Canadian editors regarding international news, tracing a perceived decline and partial recovery in quality and quantity of coverage.

Canadian Journal of Communication, 27(2-3). 2002.

Making connections: Culture and social cohesion in the new millennium. Circle/CCRN Roundtable May 26-27, 2000. This double issue presents the papers from a conference on social cohesion and culture. Partly a result of communication, social cohesion also represents a goal of communication systems. The editor, Nancy Duxbury, divides the papers into nine topics: (1) exploring connections; (2) research on cultural diversity, cultural identity, and cultural pluralism; (3) cultural participation; (4) cultural solutions to conflict in Europe and Canada; (5) culture and formation of young minds; (6) global connections; (7) culture and the quality of life in cities; (8) culture and civil society; and (9) new directions for cultural policy research. In addition to the academic voices, this issue presents papers by knowledge workers representing the perspectives of government, businesses, and social organizations.

Comunicar: Revista Cientifica Iberoamericana de Comunicacion y Educacion, 18 (2002). Published by Grupos Comunicar, Colectivo Andaluz para la Educacion en Medios de Comunicacion. Apdo Correos 527, 21080 Huelva, Espana. www.grupocomunicar.com.

The theme of this issue is "Descubrir los medios"; the issue presents a "panorama" of communication research, divided into sections reporting studies, historical work, reflections, proposals, and reports. Contributors come from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Venezuela.

The first section includes studies on communication research methodology (Letizia Caronia and Andre H. Caron); distance education (Cecilia Von Feilitzen); television violence (Genieve Jacquinot); social action, television, and globalization (Tatiana Merlo); proposals for a research agenda (Alejandro Jaramillo); the reactions of parents and children to television (Ferran Casas, Cristina Figuer, Monica Gonzalez, and Carles Alsinet); educational media (Tania Maria Esperon Porto); audience analysis (Carlos Araos); educational television and philosophy of education (Leon Maturana); and film studies (Enrique Martinez-Salanova). The reflections sections presents essays on new media and education (Alfonso Gutierrez), on educational technology (Ramon Ignacio Correa and Maria Luisa Fernandez), on audiovisual narrative (Begona Gutierrez San Miguel), and on media education (Daniel Aranda Juarez). …

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