Academic journal article Communication Research Trends

Bisbal, Marcelino, and Jesus Marfa Aguirre (Eds.). Encrucijadas De la Comunicacion En Venezuela. [Communication Crossroads in Venezuela]

Academic journal article Communication Research Trends

Bisbal, Marcelino, and Jesus Marfa Aguirre (Eds.). Encrucijadas De la Comunicacion En Venezuela. [Communication Crossroads in Venezuela]

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Bisbal, Marcelino, and Jesus Marfa Aguirre (Eds.). Encrucijadas de la Comunicacion en Venezuela. [Communication Crossroads in Venezuela]. Caracas, Venezuela: Centro Gumilla, 2015. Pp. 500. ISBN: 978980-403-105-2; deposito legal: lf-90920150701562. email: bidandco@gmail.com; web: http://www.bidandco.net.

The editors presented this book, Encrucijadas de la Comunicacion in Venezuela, during the Conference for Researchers in Communication (INVECOM) that took place at the Universidad Catolica Andres Bello (UCAB) between May 27-29, 2015. The book is published on the 40th Anniversary of the "Comunicacion" quarterly of Jesuit Centro Gumilla. According to the compilers, Marcelino Bisbal and Jesus Maria Aguirre, this book is the fruit of the tenacious work of a group of researchers from UCAB and UCV (Universidad Central de Venezuela) in cooperation with other organizations in the communication field. It fills a gap in the knowledge about today's situation of communications in Venezuela.

The 13 authors that enhance the project address two precise objectives, as they are explained in the preface. On one hand, they fill a vacuum about the media situation and networks of social communication in Venezuela; this knowledge is necessary for any professional. On the other hand, they offer a useful instrument for teaching and other activities during the process of preparing social communicators and network managers.

The title of Crossroads arises from the situation of uncertainty of communications in a country where speedy technological changes have crossed with the politics of a self-declared "revolutionary" government. …

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