In this 40th edition, Comm-Entary continues to explore the nature of communication across the broad range of situations, genres, and technologies by which we communicate and prosper together. All of the scholarship in this edition focuses on pre-Covid-19 communication phenomena. We collected and selected these essays before the pandemic and social distancing that framed our Spring. We edited and published these essays through a series of regular virtual interactions.
Our work together challenged us and gave us purpose in this strange era. In the time of Covid-19, we've had to face some fascinating communication phenomena:
1. the virality of the virus
2. the virality of disinformation
3. the strength/vulnerability of our civic commitment
4. the danger that the weaker argument can win
5. the opportunities/responsibilities of communication scholars and communicators
Along with medical experts, engineers, economists, and policymakers, communication scholars and communicators will be essential to our recovery and healing from the setbacks of this pandemic.
For 40 years across generations, the scholars of Comm-Entary have been grappling with such communication challenges and opportunities. In the years to come, our scholars will be essential to our recovery and healing from the setbacks of this pandemic.
COMMUNICATION HONORS THESES, 2020
Representations of Women: A Media Intentions and Effects Analysis of the Popular Music Industry by Emily A. Bourne
VISUAL MESSAGES, 2020
VISUAL SUBMISSIONS ARCHIVE, Selected for Comm-Entary in collaboration with Collective for Advancing Multimodal Research Arts (CAMRA)
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Walk the talk: conversations about conversations about race by Adam Bovie, Eva Ford, Christine Speranza, Apekshha Thapa