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Book Review: Baseball/Literature/Culture Essays: 2004-2005, Scott D. Peterson Dec 2006

Book Review: Baseball/Literature/Culture Essays: 2004-2005, Scott D. Peterson

Communication Faculty Publications

This collection is the third in a series of essays selected from the Indiana State University Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture. Each of the three volumes is edited by Carino, who tells us in the present introduction that he prefers to think of the 18 essays-nine on baseball and literature and nine on baseball as a cultural institution-as a doubleheader rather than two competing nines.


$750 Million Of Neutral News Coverage: A Content Analysis Of Nextel's Media Exposure Before And After Becoming Nascar's Primary Corporate Sponsor., Joshua Tod Watson Dec 2006

$750 Million Of Neutral News Coverage: A Content Analysis Of Nextel's Media Exposure Before And After Becoming Nascar's Primary Corporate Sponsor., Joshua Tod Watson

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study examined the exposure of the Nextel brand name in major U.S. newspapers 1 year before and after Nextel became the primary sponsor of the North American Stock Car Association of Racing. A content analysis of 576 newspaper articles was performed. The hypotheses tested the quantity and quality of Nextel's coverage, as well where the stories were appearing and where the brand was being used in the stories.

The study found the number of Nextel mentions in year two was almost 4 times as many as year one. The data reveal a dramatic increase in cases found ...


Columbia Chronicle (12/11/2006), Columbia College Chicago Dec 2006

Columbia Chronicle (12/11/2006), Columbia College Chicago

Columbia Chronicle

Student newspaper from December 11, 2006 entitled The Columbia Chronicle. This issue is 40 pages and is listed as Volume 41, Number 15. Cover story: "Christmas at Columbia" Editor-in-Chief: Hayley Graham


Student Life, December 08, 2006 Dec 2006

Student Life, December 08, 2006

Student Life Newspapers

December 08, 2006 issue of Student Life, the independent newspaper of Washington University in St. Louis since 1878. 2006-2007 academic year.

Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.7936/K70Z72C9


Central Florida Future, Vol. 39 No. 45, December 8, 2006 Dec 2006

Central Florida Future, Vol. 39 No. 45, December 8, 2006

Central Florida Future

No abstract provided.


V. 74, Issue 10, December 8, 2006 Dec 2006

V. 74, Issue 10, December 8, 2006

Archway (1946-)

No abstract provided.


Disaster Communication Networks: A Case Study Of The Thai Red Cross And Their Disaster Communication Response To The Asian Tsunami, Tami J. Matthews Dec 2006

Disaster Communication Networks: A Case Study Of The Thai Red Cross And Their Disaster Communication Response To The Asian Tsunami, Tami J. Matthews

All Theses and Dissertations

Disaster victims and vulnerable populations are audiences that communications professionals and scholars have ignored. Public relation practices dominate current disaster communication policy. This study examines the disaster communication network, including policy and practice, of the Thai Red Cross, before, during, and after the Asian tsunami. Disaster communication(s) is defined as the sharing and exchange of information with the victims immediately affected by a disaster. This definition focuses specifically on the vulnerable audience and allows response efforts to emerge from multiple disciplines. Focusing response efforts on victims' assessed needs and abilities allows for a multi-disciplinary approach to mitigate further suffering ...


Spartan Daily, December 7, 2006, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications Dec 2006

Spartan Daily, December 7, 2006, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications

Spartan Daily (School of Journalism and Mass Communications)

Volume 127, Issue 56


Cedars, December 7, 2006, Cedarville University Dec 2006

Cedars, December 7, 2006, Cedarville University

Cedars

No abstract provided.


Student Life, December 06, 2006 Dec 2006

Student Life, December 06, 2006

Student Life Newspapers

December 06, 2006 issue of Student Life, the independent newspaper of Washington University in St. Louis since 1878. 2006-2007 academic year.

Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.7936/K74Q7T3N


Spartan Daily, December 6, 2006, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications Dec 2006

Spartan Daily, December 6, 2006, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications

Spartan Daily (School of Journalism and Mass Communications)

Volume 127, Issue 55


Central Florida Future, Vol. 39 No. 44, December 6, 2006 Dec 2006

Central Florida Future, Vol. 39 No. 44, December 6, 2006

Central Florida Future

No abstract provided.


Spartan Daily, December 5, 2006, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications Dec 2006

Spartan Daily, December 5, 2006, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications

Spartan Daily (School of Journalism and Mass Communications)

Volume 127, Issue 54


Columbia Chronicle (12/04/2006), Columbia College Chicago Dec 2006

Columbia Chronicle (12/04/2006), Columbia College Chicago

Columbia Chronicle

Student newspaper from December 4, 2006 entitled The Columbia Chronicle. This issue is 40 pages and is listed as Volume 41, Number 14. Cover story: "Students strut their stuff" Managine Editor: Jenifer K. Fischer


Student Life, December 04, 2006 Dec 2006

Student Life, December 04, 2006

Student Life Newspapers

December 04, 2006 issue of Student Life, the independent newspaper of Washington University in St. Louis since 1878. 2006-2007 academic year.

Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.7936/K78G8JTZ


Excellence In Incompetence: The Daily Show Creates A Moment Of Zen, Megan Turley Hodgkiss Dec 2006

Excellence In Incompetence: The Daily Show Creates A Moment Of Zen, Megan Turley Hodgkiss

Communication Theses

Jon Stewart, the anchor and purveyor of “fake news,” has catapulted television's The Daily Show into prominence. The show functions as both a source of political humor and a vehicle for political commentary. This thesis explores how the program visually and rhetorically problematizes the hegemonic model of traditional television news, and how it tips the balance between what is considered serious news and what has become cliché about the broadcast industry.


The Political Use Of "Family Values" Rhetoric, Elizabeth Caroline Powell Dec 2006

The Political Use Of "Family Values" Rhetoric, Elizabeth Caroline Powell

Communication Theses

The bipartisan political slogan “family values,” coupled with discourse surrounding the supposed breakdown of the American family, is a rhetorical move used by political agencies in an effort to excuse the socio-economic failings in America and to reassign responsibility for these failings to the private sphere. This rhetoric tends to promote the idealized nuclear family, while marginalizing the poor and non-traditional family groups.


The Rhetoric Of Volunteerism: Strategies To Recruit And Retain Volunteers In Nonprofit Organizations, Terry Bell Woods Dec 2006

The Rhetoric Of Volunteerism: Strategies To Recruit And Retain Volunteers In Nonprofit Organizations, Terry Bell Woods

Communication Theses

This study analyzes the rhetorical strategies of an international public service organization. Drawing upon narrative criticism, volunteer related literatures of the Continental Societies, Inc. were studied in order to gauge their rhetorical efficacy in light of the existing literature on nonprofit organizations and volunteerism. By analyzing the organization’s literatures – their “story” – it was discovered that part of it was missing. In an attempt to fill this void, more effective materials related to volunteer recruitment and retention have been created to exemplify greater narrative fidelity, along with recommended organizational transformations that create a better fit between these “stories” and the ...


Spartan Daily, December 4, 2006, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications Dec 2006

Spartan Daily, December 4, 2006, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications

Spartan Daily (School of Journalism and Mass Communications)

Volume 127, Issue 53


Central Florida Future, Vol. 39 No. 43, December 4, 2006 Dec 2006

Central Florida Future, Vol. 39 No. 43, December 4, 2006

Central Florida Future

No abstract provided.


T-Mobile Usa Inc. V. Department Of Finance For Baltimore City: What The Latest Salvo In Disproportional Cellular Phone Taxation Means For The Future, Daniel P. Slowey Dec 2006

T-Mobile Usa Inc. V. Department Of Finance For Baltimore City: What The Latest Salvo In Disproportional Cellular Phone Taxation Means For The Future, Daniel P. Slowey

Duke Law & Technology Review

Seventeen percent of the average monthly cellular phone bill in 2004 was comprised of federal, state, and local taxes. As the number of wireless subscribers across the nation continues to increase, states, cities, and counties are increasingly seizing upon cellular taxation as a panacea for budget shortfalls. The Maryland Tax Court’s recent decision in T-Mobile USA, Inc. v. Department of Finance for Baltimore City held state and county taxes on the sale of individual cellular lines as legal excise taxes rather than illegal sales taxes. This iBrief will highlight the origins of telecommunications taxation, examine the ruling in T-Mobile ...


Communicating Ethnicity: A Phenomenological Analysis Of Constructed Identity, Laura L. Pierson Dec 2006

Communicating Ethnicity: A Phenomenological Analysis Of Constructed Identity, Laura L. Pierson

Theses from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications

This dissertation uses phenomenology, along with a constructionist framework, to explore the ways an ethnic community in central Texas constructs and communicates its cultural identity. The first goal of this study (RQ1) was to describe how the people of Norse, Texas experience ethnicity. The second goal of this study (RQ2) was to discover how this ethnicity was communicatively constructed and maintained. The third goal of this study (RQ3) was to learn how the relationship between ethnic identity and communication contributes to the creation of shared meanings within the community. The fourth goal (RQ4) of this study was to describe the ...


The Arms Race In College Football, Richard C. Crepeau Dec 2006

The Arms Race In College Football, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

Watching the BCS crash and burn again this year brings to mind a number of developments in intercollegiate athletics that have been accumulating in my memory for the past month or so. Before turning to those less significant topics-as who is number one is always the most important question in intercollegiate athletics-I would like to offer a modest proposal to solve the BCS Championship Game quandary. Given the Ohio State dominance and perfect record, and given the fact that they have already hammered Michigan, the Buckeyes should be awarded the BCS championship outright. No one is close to their level ...


Communicating Cosmopolitanism:An Analysis Of The Rhetoric Of Jimmy Carter, Vaclav Havel, And Edward Said, Rasha I. Ramzy Dec 2006

Communicating Cosmopolitanism:An Analysis Of The Rhetoric Of Jimmy Carter, Vaclav Havel, And Edward Said, Rasha I. Ramzy

Communication Dissertations

This project explores how cosmopolitan personas rhetorically negotiate the space between local and global, discursively tying people to the national as well as to the global or transnational. It examines the possible co-existence of cosmopolitanism and nationalism while identifying how each is articulated in response to the other. As global networks become increasingly complex, rethinking borders and how they are articulated is essential. Can a quintessential cosmopolitan also be a public nationalist? Are cosmopolitan discourses compromised by their presumed lack of attachment to the local? To what extent and with what success are cosmopolitanism and nationalism siultaneously articulated? In order ...


New Expression: December 2006 (Volume 29), Columbia College Chicago Dec 2006

New Expression: December 2006 (Volume 29), Columbia College Chicago

New Expression

December 2006, Volume 29, edition of New Expression, a news publication researched, contributed, written, and edited by Chicago high school journalists


Student Life, December 01, 2006 Dec 2006

Student Life, December 01, 2006

Student Life Newspapers

December 01, 2006 issue of Student Life, the independent newspaper of Washington University in St. Louis since 1878. 2006-2007 academic year.

Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.7936/K7D799JP


Telemedicine And Mobile Telemedicine Systems, Vikas Singh Dec 2006

Telemedicine And Mobile Telemedicine Systems, Vikas Singh

Vikas Singh

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Telemedicine literally means medicine at a distance. It is both the delivery of healthcare and exchange of healthcare information over long distances, combining medical knowledge with communications and information technology. It includes both, the clinical (diagnosis, treatment and medical records) and academic medicine (research, education and training).

An estimated 100 million Americans suffer from chronic health conditions, including heart disease, lung disorders, and diabetes, and treatment for these conditions accounts for three-fourths of total U.S. health-care costs. In addition, the elderly (65 years or older) population is rapidly increasing; it is estimated that it will reach 53 ...


Perceived Source Credibility Of Local Television News: The Impact Of Television Form And Presence, Cheryl C. Bracken Dec 2006

Perceived Source Credibility Of Local Television News: The Impact Of Television Form And Presence, Cheryl C. Bracken

Communication Faculty Publications

An increasing number of local news stations are producing and broadcasting their newscasts in high-definition television (HDTV), but to date there has not been an investigation of audience perceptions of news in high definition. This study presents the results from an experiment investigating the influence of television form (image quality and field of view) on presence and audiences' perceptions of source credibility for news anchors and local news. The results demonstrate that improved image quality (HDTV) has a positive influence on audience perceptions of source credibility and the overall credibility of newscasts. Implications are discussed.


Young Consumers And Perception Of Brands In Hong Kong: A Qualitative Study, Kara Chan Dec 2006

Young Consumers And Perception Of Brands In Hong Kong: A Qualitative Study, Kara Chan

Department of Communication Studies Journal Articles

Purpose – The purpose of the article is to explore young people's perceptions of the desirability of brands and brand ownership in Hong Kong using drawings and open‐ended questions.

Design/methodology/approach – A total of 48 Chinese children aged 13 to 19 were asked to draw what comes to their minds for two statements: “This young person has a lot of new and expensive branded goods”; and, “This young person does not have a lot of branded goods”. After drawing, respondents were personally interviewed to answer four questions associating possessions of branded goods with happiness, friendship, and personality traits ...


Digital Smart Factory: How Smart?, Kevin Cooper Dec 2006

Digital Smart Factory: How Smart?, Kevin Cooper

Graphic Communication

No abstract provided.