Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Communication Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

63,864 Full-Text Articles 22,375 Authors 13,761,381 Downloads 335 Institutions

All Articles in Communication

Faceted Search

63,864 full-text articles. Page 1 of 1061.

A Mental Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words: The Dangers Of International Reporting For Journalists, Lydia Fielder 2019 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

A Mental Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words: The Dangers Of International Reporting For Journalists, Lydia Fielder

Journalism Undergraduate Honors Theses

This study assesses the impact of international reporting on journalists’ physical and mental health. Previous research focuses almost exclusively on the quantitative prevalence of mental health issues in professional journalists. This study advances understanding of qualitative effects of international reporting.

The project is motivated by three research questions: (1) What are the impacts on journalists while abroad? (2) How is daily life back home affected after journalistic work abroad? (3) What resources are available to journalists who are suffering from mental health impacts? To examine these questions, the research culminates in a three-part documentary film.

Using in-depth interviews with a ...


Killing Times [Table Of Contents], David Wills 2019 Fordham University

Killing Times [Table Of Contents], David Wills

Philosophy

Killing Times begins with the deceptively simple observation—made by Jacques Derrida in his seminars on the topic—that the death penalty mechanically interrupts mortal time by preempting the typical mortal experience of not knowing at what precise moment we will die.

Killing Times traces the logic of the death penalty across a range of sites. Starting with the struggles of American courts to articulate what methods of execution constitute “cruel and unusual punishment,” Wills goes on to show the ways that technologies of death have themselves evolved in conjunction with fraught ideas of cruelty and instantaneity, from the guillotine ...


Using Twitter To Support Reflective Learning In An Asynchronous Online Course, Tian Luo, Smruti J. Shah, Helen Crompton 2019 Old Dominion University

Using Twitter To Support Reflective Learning In An Asynchronous Online Course, Tian Luo, Smruti J. Shah, Helen Crompton

Teaching & Learning Faculty Publications

The purpose of this study was to further our understanding of the use of Twitter for promoting reflective learning. Specifically, this study investigated how students participate in Twitter-supported activities, what type of knowledge are manifested when Twitter is used to reflect on the course readings, and how students perceive the Twitter-supported activities. The data showed that Twitter was successful in keeping the learners engaged in the reflective discussion activities for a prolonged period compared to Blackboard. Students overall had a positive perception towards the integration of Twitter to support reflection and discussion along with active participation. Twitter was effective in ...


Cnl As Outcomes Manager: Improving Communication During The Er To Icu Handoff, Amy Ho 2018 The University of San Francisco

Cnl As Outcomes Manager: Improving Communication During The Er To Icu Handoff, Amy Ho

Master's Projects and Capstones

Emergency room (ER) to Intensive care unit (ICU) handoff reports are often ineffective because the lack of an standardized guideline. The aim of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) improvement project was to improve the nurse satisfaction survey scores in the ER and ICU microsystems within a mid-sized community hospital in northern California. Participates included registered nurses, and ER and ICU managers. The failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA), Strength, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis, and the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle were used for this project. Literature reviews were conducted to identify effective theories, patterns, and tools for handoff reports. Nurse ...


Project Renew Worcester, Danni Yue, Amy Zhang, Jing Han, Omid Ashrafi, Yiming Xu 2018 Clark University

Project Renew Worcester, Danni Yue, Amy Zhang, Jing Han, Omid Ashrafi, Yiming Xu

School of Professional Studies

n The client for this capstone project is RENEW Worcester which is a fledgling solar power project whose main goals are to bring renewable energy in the form of solar power into local, primarily low-income communities and are committed to the mission of making the transition off of fossil fuels to clean, renewable power. Based in Worcester, Massachusetts, they are a local chapter of Co-op Power which is a consumer-owned sustainable energy cooperative (co-op) made up of numerous different local chapters all over the New England area as well as the state of New York. The problem that we will ...


Developing Cultural Competency In Anesthesia Through Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Emma To 2018 University of Southern Mississippi

Developing Cultural Competency In Anesthesia Through Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Emma To

Doctoral Projects

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are the main anesthesia providers in over 70% of rural hospitals providing anesthesia. Each year, over 2,000 student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNAs) graduate and continue as licensed CRNAs. This Doctor of Nurse Practice (DNP) project emphasizes the importance of developing culturally competent providers in anesthesia by promoting early outreach in cultural competence education of SRNAs. Cultural competence is described as possessing characteristics of congruent attitudes, awareness, and conduct that provides and enables effective skills in cross-cultural encounters. Encompassing cultural competency education early in the SRNAs profession may provide valuable lifelong cultural skills that will ...


We Agreed To Measure Agreement - Redefining Reliability De-Justifies Krippendorff’S Alpha, Xinshu ZHAO, Guangchao Charles Feng, Jun S. Liu, Ke Deng 2018 Hong Kong Baptist University

We Agreed To Measure Agreement - Redefining Reliability De-Justifies Krippendorff’S Alpha, Xinshu Zhao, Guangchao Charles Feng, Jun S. Liu, Ke Deng

HKBU Staff Publication

Zhao, Liu, & Deng (2013) reviewed 22 inter-coder reliability indices, and found that each makes unrealistic assumption(s) about coder behavior, leading to paradoxes and abnormalities. Krippendorff’s α makes more of such assumptions, consequently produces more paradoxes and abnormalities than any other index. Professor Krippendorff (2013) countered that “most of the authors’ discoveries are the artifacts of being led astray by strange, almost conspiratorial uses of language.” The commentary reiterated Krippendorff’s long-standing position that Krippendorff’s α is the standard reliability measure, and is the only index qualified to serve the function (Hayes & Krippendorff, 2007; Krippendorff, 2004b, 2016). This paper continues this dialogue. We offer a review of literature to show that the scientific community, including Krippendorff, has defined intercoder reliability as intercoder agreement, and Krippendorff’s α, like all its main competitors, was designed and declared to measure intercoder agreement. Now that evidences are mounting that α, like Scott’s π and Cohen’s κ, does not accurately measure intercoder agreement, Krippendorff chose to redefine intercoder reliability and, furthermore, redefine information, variation, sensitivity, and specificity. By redefining reliability, we argue, Prof. Krippendorff has redefined the function of Krippendorff’s α, thereby disqualified ...


Traveler, Inventor And Un Ambassador Wins Freshman Class Presidency, Mark D. Weinstein 2018 Cedarville University

Traveler, Inventor And Un Ambassador Wins Freshman Class Presidency, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

Before reaching Cedarville University’s campus in August, freshman Rufus Mathew, a computer engineering student from Bahrain, had already spent a year traveling India, developed an Android app and was the youngest representative to the U.N. Youth Assembly, the youth equivalent of the international assembly.


Spartan Daily, October 18, 2018, San Jose State University, School of Journalism and Mass Communications 2018 San Jose State University

Spartan Daily, October 18, 2018, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications

Spartan Daily, 2018

Volume 151, Issue 26


Spartan Daily, October 17, 2018, San Jose State University, School of Journalism and Mass Communications 2018 San Jose State University

Spartan Daily, October 17, 2018, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications

Spartan Daily, 2018

Volume 151, Issue 25


Mark Dever Speaking At 9marks Conference, Mark D. Weinstein 2018 Cedarville University

Mark Dever Speaking At 9marks Conference, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

Cedarville University will host its seventh annual 9Marks Conference on November 6-7 in Stevens Student Center. This year’s featured speaker is Dr. Mark Dever, senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. and founder and president of 9Marks.


Student Development, Campus Growth Behind New Residence Hall, Mark D. Weinstein 2018 Cedarville University

Student Development, Campus Growth Behind New Residence Hall, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

Record enrollment for 12 consecutive years, including the largest enrollment this year, is leading Cedarville University to build a new residence hall on campus. The facility will house approximately 300 students and is expected to open by fall 2020.


M.S.N. Student Impacts Michigan Community With Health Equity, Mark D. Weinstein 2018 Cedarville University

M.S.N. Student Impacts Michigan Community With Health Equity, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

Friendly neighbors, thriving school districts, low crime rates and location might be on most American’s checklists when they’re house hunting. But many residents in Kent County, Michigan, cannot afford to be this selective.


Pharmacists Receive Homecoming Honors, Mark D. Weinstein 2018 Cedarville University

Pharmacists Receive Homecoming Honors, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

The Cedarville University School of Pharmacy awarded its first alumni awards of excellence in the categories of education, profession and ministry and missions. The awards ceremony was held October 5 during homecoming weekend.


One Family, Six Students, 4,000 Miles, Mark D. Weinstein 2018 Cedarville University

One Family, Six Students, 4,000 Miles, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

Why would a student from Anchorage, Alaska, attend a university that’s nearly 4,000 miles from home? Even more intriguing, what about an entire family making that trek for a higher education?


Pre-Marriage Analysis “Sweetens” Mentoring For Couples, Mark D. Weinstein 2018 Cedarville University

Pre-Marriage Analysis “Sweetens” Mentoring For Couples, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

As Sweetest Day approaches on October 20, student and faculty couples at Cedarville University are beginning a yearlong journey into the heart of marriage that’s not candy-coated.


Spartan Daily, October 16, 2018, San Jose State University, School of Journalism and Mass Communications 2018 San Jose State University

Spartan Daily, October 16, 2018, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications

Spartan Daily, 2018

Volume 151, Issue 24


Tweeting The Ir, Paul Royster 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Tweeting The Ir, Paul Royster

DC-HUG '18

Social media has become an important means of keeping up to date for busy IR managers. Limited to short, pithy messages, but permitting linking and re-tweeting, the Twitter medium is both handy and powerful … when used appropriately. Alternatively, it can become a portal to fascinating, entertaining, horrifying, and time-consuming off-topic content and even an avenue for online harrassment. The presentation for DC-HUG will involve audience participation, and will include discussions of appropriate forms of identity, good and bad avatars, who to follow for scholarly communications subjects, whom to avoid for greater peace of mind, what are appropriate subjects, how to ...


Check Your Dashboard, Your Gauges May Be High!, Phillip Fitzsimmons, Janet Brennan Croft 2018 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Check Your Dashboard, Your Gauges May Be High!, Phillip Fitzsimmons, Janet Brennan Croft

Faculty Articles & Research

The long-established academic journal, Mythlore of the Mythopoeic Society, began using the editor’s platform of the SWOSU Digital Commons in 2017. The executive editor, Janet Croft of Rutgers University, will discuss the differences between her former way of managing submissions, reader reviews, and producing a predominantly print journal to doing the work digitally using the editor’s platform of the Institutional Repository. She will describe advantages and disadvantages to using the platform. This is an opportunity for Institutional Repository administrators to ask concrete questions about the learning curve and experience of a seasoned journal editor who has made the ...


Replacing Fiction With Biblical Thinking About The Spiritual Realm, Mark D. Weinstein 2018 Cedarville University

Replacing Fiction With Biblical Thinking About The Spiritual Realm, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

Angels, demons and spiritual warfare has sparked the imagination of many and lead some to create myths and legends for what the Bible reveals is very real. Dr. John Gilhooly, assistant professor of philosophy and theology and director of Cedarville University’s honors program, tackles these topics in his book “40 Questions About Angels, Demons, and Spiritual Warfare.” The book is scheduled for release Tuesday, Oct. 30.


Digital Commons powered by bepress