Jumat, 30 Juli 2010

Routledge Handbook of Applied Communication Research

The Routledge Handbook of Applied Communication Research provides a state-of-the-art review of communication scholarship that addresses real-world concerns, issues, and problems. This comprehensive examination of applied communication research—including its foundations, research methods employed, significant issues confronted, important contexts in which such research has been conducted, and overviews of some exemplary programs of applied communication research—shows how such research has and can make a difference in the world and in people’s lives.
The sections and chapters in this Handbook:
  • explain what constitutes applied communication scholarship, encompassing a wide range of approaches and clarifying relationships among theoretical perspectives, methodological procedures, and applied practices;
  • demonstrate the breadth and depth of applied communication scholarship;
  • review and synthesize literature about applied communication areas and topics in coherent, innovative, and pedagogically sound ways; and
  • set agendas for future applied communication scholarship.
Unique to this volume are chapters presenting exemplary programs of applied communication research that demonstrate the principles and practices of such scholarship, written by the scholars who conducted the programs.
As an impressive benchmark in the ongoing growth and development of communication scholarship, editors Lawrence R. Frey and Kenneth N. Cissna provide an exceptional resource that will help new and experienced scholars alike to understand, appreciate, and conduct high-quality communication research that can positively affect people’s lives.

Lawrence R. Frey (PhD, University of Kansas, 1979) is a professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on applied communication, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and group interaction. His applied communication scholarship focuses on communication activism, social justice, community studies, and health communication. He is the author or editor of 15 books, 3 special journal issues, and more than 65 journal articles and book chapters; and the recipient of 14 awards for scholarship, including the 2000 Gerald M. Phillips Award for Distinguished Applied Communication Scholarship from the National Communication Association (NCA).
Kenneth N. Cissna (PhD, University of Denver, 1975) is a professor and chair of the Department of Communication at the University of South Florida, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in interpersonal communication, group communication, and dialogue theory and practice. He has published scores of scholarly book chapters and journal articles, and five books. He served as editor of the Journal of Applied Communication Research and of the Southern Communication Journal, and is past president of both the Florida Communication Association and the Southern States Communication Association (SSCA). His awards include SSCA’s 2007 T. Earle Johnson—Edwin Paget Distinguished Service Award and NCA’s 2008 Gerald M. Phillips Award for Distinguished Applied Communication Scholarship.

"This valuable book will benefit both novice and experienced researchers in the conceptualization of their own research projects…Recommended." -CHOICE

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Telematics Communication Technologies and Vehicular Networks

Author(s)/Editor(s): Chung-Ming Huang (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan); Yuh-Shyan Chen (National Taipei University, Taiwan)
Copyright: 2010
Pages: 1-414 pp.

Advances in information technologies now enable the incorporation of Internet services into vehicles, allowing the transfer of digital data from the smart nodes inside the vehicle to central servers on the Internet. Telematics Communication Technologies and Vehicular Networks: Wireless Architectures and Applications examines critical issues involved with telematics such as vehicular network infrastructure, vehicular network communication protocols, and vehicular services and applications. A defining collection of latest findings and cutting-edge solutions, this highly esteemed reference publication provides useful techniques, tools, and assessments for those involved with computer science, computer engineering, and management information systems. 

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The Handbook Of Crisis Communication

The Handbook of Crisis Communication
W. Timothy Coombs (Editor), Sherry J. Holladay (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-9441-9
768 pages
January 2010, Wiley-Blackwell

Written as a tool for both researchers and communication managers, the Handbook of Crisis Communication is a comprehensive examination of the latest research, methods, and critical issues in crisis communication. 

  • Includes in-depth analyses of well-known case studies in crisis communication, from terrorist attacks to Hurricane Katrina
  • Explores the key emerging areas of new technology and global crisis communication

  • Provides a starting point for developing crisis communication as a distinctive field research rather than as a sub-discipline of public relations or corporate communication

    W. Timothy Coombs is Professor of Corporate Communication at Eastern Illinois University, USA. He is the author of Code Red in the Boardroom (2006), and Today's Public Relations (2006). Sherry J. Holladay is Professor of Corporate Communication at Eastern Illinois University, USA. She is the author of numerous articles related to corporate communication.Together, they have co-authored It's Not Just PR (Wiley-Blackwell 2007), and PR Strategy and Application (Wiley-Blackwell 2010).

    "This superb book reflects the scholarship, passion, and intellectual excitement that the field of crisis communication has generated during the past two decades.  Most importantly, this thoughtful work recognizes the genesis of crisis communication as a subfield of public relations and management, and its potential to stand as an independent and powerful arena for scholarship. The Handbook of Crisis Communication is likely to become an enduring landmark in an emerging but increasingly influential field." Donald Fishman, Boston College

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World Congress On Communication For Development

World Bank Publications, 2007 - 307 halaman
This publication provides a comprehensive overview of the field of Communication for Development by focusing not only on its theoretical model and methodological applications, but also on the experiences and challenges faced at the field level. It includes: a background paper written by eminent scholars and aimed to making the case for Communication for Development; and a document. "The Rome Consensus," that catches a common vision on the discipline as it was agreed upon by the participants of the first World Congress on Communication for Development.

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Making Health Communication Program Work

This book is a revision of the original Making Health Communication Programs Work, first printed in 1989, which the Office of Cancer Communications (OCC, now the Office of Communications) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) developed to guide communication program planning. During the 25 years that NCI has been involved in health communication, ongoing evaluation of our communication programs has affirmed the value of using specific communication strategies to promote health and prevent disease. Research and practice continue to expand our understanding of the principles, theories, and techniques that provide a sound foundation for successful health communication programs. The purpose of this revision is to update communication planning guidelines to account for the advances in knowledge and technology that have occurred during the past decade.

To prepare this update, NCI solicited ideas and information from various health communication program planners and experts (see Acknowledgments). Their contributions ranged from reviewing and commenting on existing text to providing real-life examples to illustrate key concepts. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided extensive input as part of the agency’s partnership with NCI.

Although communicating effectively about health is an exacting task, those who have the earlier version of this publication know that it is possible. We hope the ideas and information in this revision will help new health communication programs start soundly and mature programs work even better.

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Business Communication Quarterly

Editor: Melinda Knight Montclair State University
Editorial Assistant: James Maciukenas Illinois Institute of Technology
Book Review Editor: Patty Keefe Durso Montclair State University
Managing Editor: Betty S. Johnson Stephen F. Austin State University

Business Communication Quarterly is a refereed journal devoted to the teaching of business communication. The journal aims to present the many interdisciplinary, international, and organizational perspectives that characterize the field. Most BCQ manuscripts fall into one of the following categories. Suggested lengths are for the main text of the submission (i.e., exclusive of abstract, references, and appendices):

  • Feature articles (1,500-4,500 words): BCQ welcomes a variety of theoretical, applied, and practical approaches and topics, including qualitative and quantitative research on classroom teaching or assessment, case studies of specific classroom techniques, reports on strategies for program development, and reviews of scholarship relevant to business communication pedagogy

  • Innovative Assignment articles (1,500-4,500 words): This type of article presents a fresh approach to a traditional assignment or topic in business communication. The submission should justify the innovative approach (with some reference to previously published work), provide enough detail to allow readers to adapt the approach in their own teaching, and provide evidence for the effectiveness of the approach.

  • “Focus on” articles (1,000 words): Submissions to columns such as Focus on Teaching and Focus on Business Practices should respond to the topics and deadlines for those columns as announced on the ABC Web site: http://www.businesscommunication.org/index.asp.

  • Reviews (1,000 words): Reviews may cover textbooks, scholarly monographs, trade books, and new media relevant to business communication pedagogy. A list of books available for review is available from the book review editor. Go to http://www.montclair.edu/cwe/bcq. Reviewers may also suggest items not on the list, but should correspond with the book review editor before writing a review.

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      Handbook of Risk and Crisis Communication

      The Handbook of Risk and Crisis Communication explores the scope and purpose of risk, and its counterpart, crisis, to facilitate the understanding of these issues from conceptual and strategic perspectives. Recognizing that risk is a central feature of our daily lives, found in relationships, organizations, governments, the environment, and a wide variety of interactions, contributors to this volume explore such questions as "What is likely to happen, to whom, and with what consequences?" "To what extent can science and vigilance prevent or mitigate negative outcomes?" and "What obligation do some segments of local, national, and global populations have to help other segments manage risks?", shedding light on the issues in the quest for definitive answers.

      The Handbook offers a broad approach to the study of risk and crisis as joint concerns. Chapters explore the reach of crisis and risk communication, define and examine key constructs, and parse the contexts of these vital areas. As a whole, the volume presents a comprehensive array of studies that highlight the standard principles and theories on both topics, serving as the largest effort to date focused on engaging risk communication discussions in a comprehensive manner.

      With perspectives from psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, and communication, the Handbook of Risk and Crisis Communication enlarges the approach to defining and recognizing risk and how should it best be managed. It provides vital insights for all disciplines studying risk, including communication, public relations, business, and psychology, and will be required reading for scholars and researchers investigating risk and crisis in various contexts.


      Robert L. Heath, Ph.D., is a retired professor of communication at the University of Houston. He has engaged in risk communication studies since the early 1990s, primarily related to the relationship between chemical manufacturing complexes and near neighbors. Dr. Heath's numerous publications include encyclopedia, handbooks, textbooks, edited volumes, and journal articles.

      H. Dan O’Hair, Ph.D., is professor of communication and Director of Advanced Programs in the Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma. He is the immediate past editor of the Journal of Applied Communication Research, and has served as an associate editor for over a dozen scholarly journals. Dr. O’Hair has authored and co-authored research articles and scholarly book chapters in the fields of communication, health, medicine, and business.

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      Kamis, 29 Juli 2010

      Digital Bridge To Africa

      Tittle : Digital bridge to Africa: the launch of the digital diaspora network-- Africa (DDN-A). Discussion Paper Series
      Writer : United Nation ICT Task Force
      Publisher : United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force, 2003
      Page   : 31 

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      Communication Theory Media Technology And Society

      Communication Theory. Media, Technology and Society. David Holmes. Sage , 2005 - 255 Page

      "This is a very clear and concise summary of media studies, present, and future. There is no other book that can both be used as a teaching tool and can help scholars organize their thinking about new media as this book can." -Steve Jones, University of Chicago This book offers an introduction to communication theory that is appropriate to our post-broadcast, interactive media environment. The author contrasts the 'first media age' of broadcast with the 'second media age' of interactivity. Communication Theory argues that the different kinds of communication dynamics found in cyberspace demand a reassessment of the methodologies used to explore media, as well as new understandings of the concepts of interaction and community (virtual communities and broadcast communities). The media are examined not simply in terms of content, but also in terms of medium and network forms. Holmes also explores the differences between analogue and digital cultures, and between cyberspace and virtual reality. The book serves both as an upper level textbook for New Media courses and a good general guide to understanding the sociological complexities of the modern communications environment.

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      Encyclopedia of Political Communication Jilid I & II

      The Encyclopedia of Political Communication, Lynda Lee Kaid, Christina Holtz-Bacha, Sage, page 1114

      The Encyclopedia of Political Communication discusses the major theoretical approaches to the field, including direct and limited effects theories, agenda-setting theories, sociological theories, framing and priming theories, and other past and present conceptualizations. With nearly 600 entries, this resource pays considerable attention to important political messages such as political speeches, televised political advertising, political posters and print advertising, televised political debates, and Internet sites. The audiences for political communications are also central, necessitating concentration on citizen reactions to political messages, how the general public and voters in democratic systems respond to political messages, and the effects of all types of media and message types.

      Library Journal vol. 133 iss. 9 p. 132 (c) 05/15/2008
      Expanding the scope of their previous works, The SAGE Handbook of Political Advertising (2006) and Political Advertising in Western Democracies (1994), Kaid (telecommunications, Univ. of Florida) and Holtz-Bacha (chair, political communication division, International Communication Assn.) have assembled contributions from dozens of academics from around the globe for this timely two-volume text exploring, in nearly 600 entries, the intersection of politics and media. Although it is international in scope, the encyclopedia's primary focus is the United States and, to a lesser extent, Europe. Each volume opens with an A-to-Z list of entries, followed by a listing of entries arranged by subject, closely mirroring the relevant listings found in the Library of Congress Subject Headings. Lucid and unbiased, the entries offer biographies of notable leaders (e.g., Zhelyu Zhelev of Bulgaria) and scholars and examine numerous theories, groups and organizations, key events, media outlets (e.g., the blogosphere), legal instruments, government institutions, and influential books and films critical to understanding of this complex, interdisciplinary field. While a comprehensive examination of every relevant topic in this discipline would be impossible in just two volumes, the editors come close to delivering just that. BOTTOM LINE This work is considerably more comprehensive (by about 700 pages) than CQ Press's single-volume Encyclopedia of Media and Politics . Such a wide-ranging exploration comes at double the cost of its competitor, however. Recommended for academic libraries. Daniel Sifton, Cariboo Regional Dist. Lib., Williams Lake, B.C.

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