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The New Media, Globalization, And The Public Interest: A Conversation With Newton N. Minow (2003), Marcy Murninghan 2018 University of Massachusetts Boston

The New Media, Globalization, And The Public Interest: A Conversation With Newton N. Minow (2003), Marcy Murninghan

New England Journal of Public Policy

This article provides a summary of a weekend-long convocation held in April 2002 that was sponsored by the Coudert Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida. The motto of the nonprofit group, which was founded by Dale Coudert in 2001, is, “Subjects That Matter, with People Who Make a Difference.” Each mid-winter through early-spring season, the nonpartisan and nonideological Coudert Institute organizes conversations and seminars on an eclectic array of topics featuring prominent academics, artists, musicians, and practitioners. The institute’s goal is to spark open and inclusive dialogue directed to critical reflection and enlightenment. This selection contains the fruits of ...


The Rhetorical Algorithm: Wikileaks And The Elliptical Secrets Of Donald J. Trump, Atilla Hallsby 2018 North Carolina State University

The Rhetorical Algorithm: Wikileaks And The Elliptical Secrets Of Donald J. Trump, Atilla Hallsby

Secrecy and Society

Algorithms were a generative force behind many of the leaks and secrets that dominated the 2016 election season. Taking the form of the identity-anonymizing Tor software that protected the identity of leakers, mathematical protocols occupied a prominent place in the secrets generated during the presidential campaign. This essay suggests that the rhetorical trope of ellipsis offers an equally crucial, algorithmic formula for explaining the public production of these secrets and leaks. It then describes the 2016 DNC leak and Donald Trump’s “I love Wikileaks” moment using the trope of ellipsis, which marks a discursive omission or gap in official ...


#Whitegenocide, The Alt-Right And Conspiracy Theory: How Secrecy And Suspicion Contributed To The Mainstreaming Of Hate, Andrew F. Wilson 2018 University of Derby, UK

#Whitegenocide, The Alt-Right And Conspiracy Theory: How Secrecy And Suspicion Contributed To The Mainstreaming Of Hate, Andrew F. Wilson

Secrecy and Society

This article considers the relationship between “hashtag activism” as it is currently being used by the alt-right and the tendency to draw on conspiracy theory that Richard Hofstadter identified as being prevalent among what he termed “pseudo-conservatives” half a century earlier. Both the alt-right and Hofstadter’s “pseudo-conservatives” can be characterised by a pronounced populist nationalism that understands its aims as protecting a particular way of life whilst drawing on an aggrieved sense of injustice at being conspired against by an unseen enemy. That this “enemy” is typically foreign in actuality or in spirit confirms the cultural dimension on which ...


Librarians' Use Of Social Media For Informal Scientific Communication In University Libraries In South-South Nigeria, Omorodion Okuonghae CLN, Edwin Achugbue PhD, Monday O. Ogbomo PhD 2018 WESLEY UNIVERSITY, ONDO

Librarians' Use Of Social Media For Informal Scientific Communication In University Libraries In South-South Nigeria, Omorodion Okuonghae Cln, Edwin Achugbue Phd, Monday O. Ogbomo Phd

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated the use of social media for informal scientific communication among librarians in university libraries in South-South geo-political zone of Nigeria. The descriptive survey method was used for the study. The population of the study was 284 librarians in university libraries in South-South Nigeria. 284 copies of questionnaire were administered for this study. In response, 202 copies were retrieved and found useable, thereby indicating a response rate of 71%. The data was analysed using mean and frequencies. The hypothesis was testes using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient r. The findings indicated that librarians use social media tools such ...


School Of Communication & Media Arts Faculty Receive Cornerstone Author Award, Lori Bindig, Bill Yousman 2018 Sacred Heart University

School Of Communication & Media Arts Faculty Receive Cornerstone Author Award, Lori Bindig, Bill Yousman

Lori Bindig

Sacred Heart University School of Communication & Media Arts faculty members Lori Bindig and Bill Yousman have received the 2017 Cornerstone Author Award from Sage Publishing for their work as the new editors of Gender, Race, and Class in Media: A Critical Reader, released in December 2017. The Cornerstone Author Award honors first-rate scholarship, quality writing and lasting impact of the work.


An Analysis Of The Efficacy Of Climate Challenge, Nicholas Barnes, Leslie Cook, Brandon Sharpton 2018 Old Dominion University

An Analysis Of The Efficacy Of Climate Challenge, Nicholas Barnes, Leslie Cook, Brandon Sharpton

Undergraduate Research Symposium

The temperature in our atmosphere is steadily rising; therefore, we need a method of communicating climate risk that educates and motivates people faster than the rising sea level. Our presentation analyzes the communicative effectiveness of Climate Challenge, a game created for this purpose. We will also analyze and utilize prior research of climate change games and serious games. We gathered participants for our research using convenience and snowball sampling. We conducted a pre-test survey and post-test interview, along with a screencast-recorded playthrough of Climate Challenge. After the research session we used grounded theory and inductive thematic analysis to categorize and ...


Dr. Deidre Pribram, Samantha Cheung, E. Deidre Pribram Ph.D. 2018 Molloy College

Dr. Deidre Pribram, Samantha Cheung, E. Deidre Pribram Ph.D.

Deidre Pribram

Join host Sam Cheung in the last podcast of the Spring 2017 semester as she interviews Molloy communications faculty, Dr. Deidre Pribram. Dr. Pribram is an expert in film and media studies and has authored several books on the subject.


Fitting Issues: The Visual Representation Of Time In Family Tree Diagrams, Marilyn Mitchell 2018 Bond University

Fitting Issues: The Visual Representation Of Time In Family Tree Diagrams, Marilyn Mitchell

Marilyn Mitchell

Family tree diagrams are a specific type of visual representation of time that serve a range of purposes. This research considers their semiosic development across western cultures using cases from the earliest extant copies of the eighth century to current online versions. Cases are taken from the fields of religion, genealogy, history, anthropology, genetics, and popular culture. The paper begins with a general model of tree design based upon the linguistic representation of time, or tense, and then discusses in case study fashion, how each design was composed to support its use. Composition is discussed using the visual variables of ...


Post-Truth Overexposure: Media Consumption And Confidence In Institutions, Nicholas Papazian 2018 Skidmore College

Post-Truth Overexposure: Media Consumption And Confidence In Institutions, Nicholas Papazian

Sociology Senior Seminar Papers

Does increased consumption of media affect how the public views the institutions of government and media? This study analyzes the relationships between time spent consuming television and Internet, where a respondent gets their news from (television vs. Internet), and confidence in these institutions. I predict an inverse relationship between exposure to television and Internet and confidence in media and government. I further hypothesize that people who get their news primarily from the Internet have less confidence in these institutions than those who get their news from television. I test this relationship using a sample of 370 respondents from the 2016 ...


Vendorgraphs - Data Visualization, Samuel Park 2018 Liberty University

Vendorgraphs - Data Visualization, Samuel Park

Masters Theses

Creating a data visualization solution for automotive dealers to enhance sales performance. As many auto dealers use over 20 vendors per store, it is very difficult to keep track of vendor performance. Therefore, auto dealers need a tool that explains vendor performance through visual charts and graphs. VendorGraphs will meet this need.


Like Me: Generation Z, Instagram, And Self-Branding Practices, Emily Longley 2018 Scripps College

Like Me: Generation Z, Instagram, And Self-Branding Practices, Emily Longley

Scripps Senior Theses

The newest generation, raised and immersed in today's hyper-consumer culture, has learned to define the self within a neoliberal and capitalist framework in which self-branding and ascribing to hegemonic principles appears imperative to one’s personal success.


Librarians’ Awareness Of Social Media Usage For Informal Scientific Communication In University Libraries In South-South, Nigeria, Omorodion Okuonghae CLN 2018 WESLEY UNIVERSITY, ONDO

Librarians’ Awareness Of Social Media Usage For Informal Scientific Communication In University Libraries In South-South, Nigeria, Omorodion Okuonghae Cln

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated librarians’ awareness of social media usage for informal scientific communication in university libraries in South-South, Nigeria. The study helps to examine the extent of librarians’ awareness of social media as well as the various social media tools available to librarians. The descriptive survey method was used for the study. The population of this study was 284 librarians in university libraries in South-south Nigeria. The researcher adopted the entire 284 population as the sample size for this study using the complete enumerative sampling technique. Questionnaire was used as the instrument for data collection and 284 copies of questionnaire ...


Finding Lost & Found: Designer’S Notes From The Process Of Creating A Jewish Game For Learning, Owen Gottlieb 2017 Rochester Institute of Technology

Finding Lost & Found: Designer’S Notes From The Process Of Creating A Jewish Game For Learning, Owen Gottlieb

Articles

This article provides context for and examines aspects of the design process of a game for learning. Lost & Found (2017a, 2017b) is a tabletop-to-mobile game series designed to teach medieval religious legal systems, beginning with Moses Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah (1180), a cornerstone work of Jewish legal rabbinic literature. Through design narratives, the article demonstrates the complex design decisions faced by the team as they balance the needs of player engagement with learning goals. In the process the designers confront challenges in developing winstates and in working with complex resource management. The article provides insight into the pathways the team found ...


Exploring The Half-Life Of Internet Footnotes, Michael J. Bugeja, Daniela Dimitrova 2017 Iowa State University

Exploring The Half-Life Of Internet Footnotes, Michael J. Bugeja, Daniela Dimitrova

Daniela Dimitrova

Vanishing online references are becoming a problem for scholars. This exploratory study examines use of online citations.focusing on 2003 AEJMC conference papers accepted by the Communication Technology and Policy division. Authors analyze papers using URL reference addresses in bibliographies and document some 40% of online citations being unavailable a year later. Results show that .edu is the most stable domain. Error messages for "dead" URL addresses also are explored. Finally authors offer much needed recommendations for researchers who use Internet citations.


Getting Girls In Stem & The Dangers Of Forgetting That Science Is Art - Someone Made It Up, Heidi Therese Dangelmaier, Camilla Hermann 2017 Girlapproved

Getting Girls In Stem & The Dangers Of Forgetting That Science Is Art - Someone Made It Up, Heidi Therese Dangelmaier, Camilla Hermann

The STEAM Journal

Encouraging girls to participate in STEM is a hot topic that has captured the concern of the world’s academic, business and scientific communities. The intention is noble, however the strategies being deployed are reinforcing the very bias society seeks to eliminate. If we wish to advance our evolutionary journey as a species, a shift from “feeling sorry for disadvantaged girls” to “fearing STEM without girls’ reformation” is imperative. This piece discusses the rise to an initiative to redesign culture: Girlapproved.


Me-Mail: A New Approach To Student Listservs, Hunter J. Rowe 2017 University of Wyoming

Me-Mail: A New Approach To Student Listservs, Hunter J. Rowe

Honors Theses AY 17/18

University campuses and other institutions across the nation struggle with installing and operating an internal and unified source of communication. In the era of e-mail, text-messaging, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and many more software applications, college campuses in particular are always looking to adapt best practices and reach the maximum amount of people with engaging content. Here at the University of Wyoming (UW), many departments exercise their rights to distribute information to all of the students, anytime, at their own discretion. Consequently, the issue of oversaturation can occur. In this paper, a focus group comprised of students of varying age ...


Rapid Tagging And Reporting For Functional Language Extraction In Scientific Articles, Mahdi Ramezani, Vijay K. Kalivarapu, Stephen B. Gilbert, Sarah R. Huffman, Elena Cotos, Annette M. O'Connor 2017 Iowa State University

Rapid Tagging And Reporting For Functional Language Extraction In Scientific Articles, Mahdi Ramezani, Vijay K. Kalivarapu, Stephen B. Gilbert, Sarah R. Huffman, Elena Cotos, Annette M. O'Connor

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

This paper describes the development of a web-based application for tagging scientific articles, in part to create machine learning training datasets for automated functional language identification and extraction (AFLEX). The initial intent for this work was to provide a new member of the ecosystem of tools that facilitate the structured automation of systematic reviews, an area of work that typically requires critical analysis of multiple research studies and provides an exhaustive summary of literature related to a research question. However, the tool’s modular interface allows use across disciplines. A user may upload PDF or text documents and quickly tag ...


Promoting Trustworthiness And Discoverability In An S-Town Of Osn Documents, Laurie J. Bonnici 2017 University of Alabama

Promoting Trustworthiness And Discoverability In An S-Town Of Osn Documents, Laurie J. Bonnici

Proceedings from the Document Academy

The realm of online social networks (OSN) has evolved rapidly over the last decade. While literature has primarily focused on Twitter, Facebook presents a unique forum for seeking secondhand knowledge on highly specialized topics including life-threatening medical conditions. Cognitive authority expressed through accounts of personal experiences augments authoritative resources that often are inaccessible or non-existent. OSN posts in Facebook groups appear as a plethora of documents thrown upon the virtual floor, disorganized and unsearchable. This paper offers ideas of what could be possible when interaction design (Ixd) is applied to Facebook groups to promote trustworthiness and discoverability for the information ...


Eliciting Behavior From Interactive Narratives: Isolating The Role Of Agency In Connecting With And Modeling Characters, Francesca R. Dillman, Ryan Rogers, Lisa Barnard 2017 Butler University

Eliciting Behavior From Interactive Narratives: Isolating The Role Of Agency In Connecting With And Modeling Characters, Francesca R. Dillman, Ryan Rogers, Lisa Barnard

Ryan Rogers

A key component differentiating interactive storytelling from non-interactive media is agency, or control over character choices. A series of experiments show that providing agency over a character increased the user-character connection, which then increased engagement in a character-consistent charitable act. Findings were observed in technologically simple online narratives that controlled for navigation/controller differences, graphics, sounds, lengthy play, and avatar customization. Effects emerged even though users did not practice these acts by making their character behave charitably. Findings were robust across happy and unfortunate endings and across first-, second-, and third-person narrative perspectives. Findings suggest promise for developing inexpensive ‘‘storygames ...


An Ethnographic Exploration Of Pokémon Go, Ketzia Abramson 2017 Chapman University

An Ethnographic Exploration Of Pokémon Go, Ketzia Abramson

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

The mobile app game, “Pokémon GO” became a worldwide phenomenon immediately following its initial release in the summer of 2016. Now, more than a year later, despite its fall from social domination and decline in popularity, POGO is still at the forefront for better understanding the future of communication and socialization in today’s ever growing digital age. This ethnographic study, aided by field research, observations, and literature review of both the app itself as well as the ‘Poké-verse,’ provides an in-depth analysis of how and why a mobile gaming app that utilizes no new forms of technology (augmented reality ...


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