Communication Studies

Publication covering communication, language and linguistics.

Articles from Vol. 56, No. 3, September

A Functional Analysis of Presidential Direct Mail Advertising
Most research into political campaign messages investigates television spots (see, e.g., Benoit, 1999; Diamond & Bates, 1992; Jamieson, 1996; Johnson-Cartee & Copeland, 1997; Kaid & Johnston, 2001; Kern, 1989) or debates (see, e.g., Benoit...
Cultivation and the Elaboration Likelihood Model: A Test of the Learning and Construction and Availability Heuristic Models
As a unique medium, television transports viewers to explore people, places, and events. Exposure to these visual images provides viewers with information about society and is a significant source of secondary socialization (Pfau et al., 1998). Originally,...
Editorial
Welcome to this issue of Communication Studies (CS)! If you're perusing us for the first time, we hope you will soon return. And if you're a return visitor or subscriber, we are very pleased that you have chosen to spend some of your valuable time...
Impression Management in Chat Rooms: A Grounded Theory Model
Impression management, the process by which individuals attempt to control others' perceptions, is pervasive in social interaction (Leary, 1995; Leary & Kowalski, 1990). It may at times involve misrepresenting and presenting fronts that are deviant...
Presidential Reflections
If you don't know where you want to go, then it doesn't matter where you end up. --Will Rogers Central States Communication Association (CSCA) is my "home" professional association. At the time of my first convention, which was in Detroit in...
The Good Working Mother: Managerial Women's Sensemaking and Feelings about Work - Family Issues
With middle-class women's entry into and sustained workforce participation came concerns about work--family balance, especially as women began to consider whether and at what points in their careers to have children (Fondas, 1995; Orenstein, 2000)....
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