Communication Studies

Publication covering communication, language and linguistics.

Articles from Vol. 52, No. 2, Summer

Exploring the Boundaries of Crisis Communication: The Case of the 1997 Red River Valley Flood
Organizational crisis, natural disasters, community tragedies, and similar cataclysmic events are increasingly powerful social forces. The recall of Firestone Tires has significantly affected Bridgestone Firestone, the Ford Motor Company, the auto...
HIV and AIDS: Toward Increased Awareness and Understanding of Prevention and Education Research Using Meta-Analysis
In 1997, Emmers-Sommer and Allen received the Central States Communication Association's Federation Prize Award to support research involving HIV and AIDS education and prevention. The monies received from the Federation Prize Award assisted in funding...
Presidential Reflections
Reflections of the Past As the immediate past president of the Central States Communication Association, it is time to reflect on the past few years and speculate about my years of service to CSCA and the communication discipline. Where have we...
The Functional Approach to Presidential Television Spots: Acclaiming, Attacking, Defending 1952-2000
Television spots are a vital component of the modern presidential campaign. One indication of their importance is the fact that candidates expend huge amounts of money on television advertising. Ansolabehere and Iyengar (1995) observed that "The amounts...
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