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Posts tagged "COM 750: Advanced Media Theory"

Dark Continent or Vibrant Emerging Economy? Framing and the Global Image of African Countries

As African countries such as Ethiopia seek to re-mold their global image as vibrant emerging economies, key to their success will be understanding research as it relates to the longstanding cultural associations and cognitive short cuts that still shape Western perceptions of the continent and its people. In my Doctoral seminar this semester on Advanced Media...

iProtest: Social Media and the Evolving Nature of Media Activism

- Guest post by Luis Hestres, American University doctoral student. Reposted from Big Think’s Age of Engagement, Nov. 17, 2011. To say that new information technologies are revolutionizing political activism has become a tried and true cliché. It also happens to be true. Even as debates rage over the impact of technology on political activism,...

Going Beyond the Academy: Translating Communication Research for the Public

Reposted from Big Think. -Guest post by Jamie Schleser, American University doctoral student. For those that don’t spend their days toiling away in the often peculiar atmosphere of institutions of higher learning, the how and why of research is sometimes a bit of a mystery. In the weeks and months after I decided to push...

Revisiting Richard Posner’s Decline of the Public Intellectual Thesis

Reposted from Big Think. -Guest post by Paula Orlando, American University doctoral student. Should it take a public intellectual to decide what a public intellectual actually should be? The literature on public intellectuals presents serious tensions regarding the differentiation between academics and public intellectuals as well as the understanding of the proper role that a...