Media (other than), film, and communication (whatever that is)

Paterno, D 2017, 'Media (other than), film, and communication (whatever that is)', Communication Research and Practice, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 233-247.


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Title Media (other than), film, and communication (whatever that is)
Author(s) Paterno, D
Year 2017
Journal name Communication Research and Practice
Volume number 3
Issue number 3
Start page 233
End page 247
Total pages 15
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Abstract In this paper, the author explores the idea that the academic study of communication is impeded by a number of institutional and professional practices. While the paper commences with a satirical sendup of one such practice, the general thrust of the paper is an earnest attempt to invite others to join in a campaign to shift how we name, speak of, and place the study of communication within academe. As is explained below, the status quo holds negative consequences for the theoretical richness, conceptual coherence, and ultimately, the practical import of communication research. In sum, the author explores key theoretical and practical consequences of our field's basic conceptual understanding of its subject and organises his remarks by proffering a sustained plea to articulate what a medium is, in general, and to explain, also in general terms, how a medium is made within ever expanding arcs of communication.
Subject Communication Studies
Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) communication theory
Communication research
university teaching
DOI - identifier 10.1080/22041451.2016.1262226
Copyright notice © 2016 Australian and New Zealand Communication Association
ISSN 2204-1451
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