Communication Research Trends

Quarterly publication publishes review essay on a variety of subjects.

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 2, June

Conrad, Charles. Organizational Rhetoric: Resistance and Domination
Conrad, Charles. Organizational Rhetoric: Resistance and Domination. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2011. Pp. xiv, 273. ISBN 978-0-7456-4716-6 (cloth) $64.95; 978-0-7456-4717-3 (paper) $22.95. Organizational Rhetoric offers a response to the "flippant...
Craig, David A.: Excellence in Online Journalism: Exploring Current Practices in an Evolving Environment
Craig, David A. Excellence in Online Journalism: Exploring Current Practices in an Evolving Environment. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc., 2011. Pp. xii, 179. ISBN 978-1-4129-7009-9 (paper) $45.00. No matter how quickly the profession...
Factual Entertainment and Reality TV
1. Introduction In 2008, the Popular Mechanics magazine named The Truman Show as one of the 10 "most prophetic science-fiction movies ever" (Popular Mechanics, 2008, March 28). Peter Weir's movie starring Jim Carrey as an average guy, who has been...
Factual Entertainment and Reality TV: Editor's Introduction
Reality Television surrounds us, having become a local and international force in television programming seemingly overnight. People--well, all of us, really--have a fascination with watching our neighbors, with watching the "unscripted" behaviors...
Ferrell Lowe, M. Gregory and Christian S. Nissen (Eds.). Small among Giants: Television Broadcasting in Smaller Countries
Ferrell Lowe, M. Gregory and Christian S. Nissen (Eds.). Small Among Giants: Television Broadcasting in Smaller Countries. Goteborg, Sweden: Nordicom/ University of Gothenburg, 2011. Pp. 231. ISBN: 97891-86523-16-9 (paper). SEK 250, 28[euro]. This...
Fujishin, Randy. Natural Bridges: A Guide to Interpersonal Communication
Fujishin, Randy. Natural Bridges: A Guide to Interpersonal Communication. Boston: Pearson, 2012. Pp. xvi, 189. ISBN-13 978-0-205-82425-0; ISBN-10 0-205-82425-0 (paper) $50.20. Of the many areas of communication studies, students typically flock...
Hendricks, John Allen and Kaid, Lynda Lee (Eds.). Techno Politics in Presidential Campaigns: New Voices, New Technologies, and New Voters
Hendricks, John Allen and Kaid, Lynda Lee (Eds.). Techno Politics in Presidential Campaigns: New Voices, New Technologies, and New Voters. New York: Routledge, 2011. Pp. xxvi; 245. ISBN 978-0-41587978-1 (cloth) $131.00; 978-0-415-87979-8 (paper) $41.95;...
Lule, Jack. Globalization and Media: Global Village of Babel
Lule, Jack. Globalization and Media: Global Village of Babel. Lantham MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2012. Pp. xi, 175. ISBN 978-0-74256835-8 (cloth) $84.00; 978-0-7425-6836-5 (paper) $27.00; 978-0-7425-6837-2 (eBook) $25.99. It...
Morgan, Michael. George Gerbner: A Critical Introduction to Media and Communication Theory
Morgan, Michael. George Gerbner: A Critical Introduction to Media and Communication Theory. New York: Peter Lang, 2012. Pp. viii, 176. ISBN 9781-4331-1701-5 (cloth) $129.95; 978-1-4331-0987-4 (paper) $34.95. Throughout a long career, including 25...
Rios, Diana and Mari Casteneda (Eds.): Soap Operas and Telenovelas in the Digital Age: Global Industries and New Audiences
Rios, Diana and Mari Casteneda (Eds.) Soap Operas and Telenovelas in the Digital Age: Global Industries and New Audiences. New York: Peter Lang, 2011. Pp. xiii, 305. ISBN 978-1-4331-0823-5 (cloth) $139.95; 978-1-4331-0824-2 (paper) $34.95. The story...
Roosvall, Anna and Inka Salovaara-Moring (Eds.): Communicating the Nation: National Topographies of Global Media Landscapes
Roosvall, Anna and Inka Salovaara-Moring (Eds.) Communicating the Nation: National Topographies of Global Media Landscapes. Goteborg, Sweden: Nordicom/University of Gothenburg, 2010. ISBN: 978- 91-89471-96-2 (paper) SEK 280 30[euro]. In recent years...
Simonson, Peter. Refiguring Mass Communication: A History
Simonson, Peter. Refiguring Mass Communication: A History. Urbana, Chicago, Springfield: University of Illinois Press, 2010. Pp. 261. ISBN 978-0-252-077050 (paper) $25.00. The title of this book puts an emphasis on the first word of the title: Refiguring....
Wolfsfeld, Gadi. Making Sense of Media and Politics: Five Principles in Political Communication
Wolfsfeld, Gadi. Making Sense of Media and Politics: Five Principles in Political Communication. New York and London: Routledge, 2011. Pp. x. 150. ISBN 978-0415-88522-5 (cloth) $143.00; 978-0-415-88523-2 (paper) $29.95; 978-0-203-83987-4 (eBook). ...