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Digital Media Ethics  

Charles Ess

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Sep 2017
Since the early 2000s, Digital Media Ethics (DME) has emerged as a relatively stable subdomain of applied ethics. DME seeks nothing less than to address the ethical issues evoked by ... More

Direct-to-Consumer Advertising and Health and Risk Messaging  

Kimberly A. Kaphingst

Direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs (DTCA) is a multibillion-dollar industry in the United States, affecting the health-care landscape. DTCA has been controversial, since ... More

Disability and Intergroup Communication  

Karyn Ogata Jones and Lee Crandall

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Oct 2017
Intergroup communication adds to the general knowledge about disability by summarizing key areas in research and commentary. Intergroup communication is discussed in terms of how stigma ... More

Disasters and Communication about Health  

Rebecca Cline and Andrea Meluch

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Aug 2016
Health consequences and key communication processes that emerge during disasters vary by type of disaster. The types of disasters that researchers have most investigated are rapid-onset ... More

Discursive Approaches to Race and Racism  

Kevin A. Whitehead

In the wake of what has been called the “discursive turn” or “linguistic turn” in the social sciences, research at the intersection of language and communication and race and racism ... More

Discursive Psychological Approaches to Intergroup Communication  

Martha Augoustinos and Simon Goodman

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Sep 2017
The recent emergence of discursive psychological approaches has challenged the dominance of cognitive and structural models of language that theorize it as an abstract and coherent system ... More

Disruption Information Seeking and Processing Model Applied to Health and Risk Messaging  

Joshua Braun

The disruption information seeking and processing (DISP) model is a variation on the risk information seeking and processing (RISP) model. While both the DISP and the original RISP models ... More

Donna Haraway and Communication Studies  

Kevin Douglas Kuswa and Edward Lubich Kuperman

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Dec 2018
Donna Haraway is a prophet. Not only is her work indispensable to an understanding of science, technology, feminism, environmental studies, and protest, but she is also outlining a vivid ... More

Dress Style Code and Fashion  

Lauren Keblusek and Howard Giles

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Jul 2017
Forms of dress, ranging from runway fashions and sports jerseys to traditional cultural apparel and religious garb, are central to contemporary social life and are intimately connected to ... More

Drone Journalism, Privacy Law, and Journalism Ethics  

Courtney Barclay and Kearston Wesner

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Ehealth Communication  

Gary L. Kreps

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Feb 2017
Ehealth, also known as E-health, is a relatively new area of health communication inquiry that examines the development, implementation, and application of a broad range of evolving health ... More

Embarrassment and Health & Risk Messaging  

Spring Chenoa Cooper and P. Christopher Palmedo

Embarrassment, according to Fischer and Tangney, is an “aversive state of mortification, abashment, and chagrin that follows public social predicaments.” It is usually related to our ... More

End of Life Communication  

Maureen P. Keeley

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Jun 2016
End of life communication includes both verbal and nonverbal messages that transpire following a diagnosis of a terminal illness and death. The circumstances that occur at the end of life ... More

Entertainment-Education and Health and Risk Messaging  

Suruchi Sood, Amy Henderson Riley, and Kristine Cecile Alarcon

Entertainment-education (EE) began as a communication approach that uses both entertainment and education to engender individual and social change, but is emerging as a distinct ... More

Environment  

Phaedra C. Pezzullo

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Oct 2017
Central to the study of communication and cultural studies is the relationship between nature and culture, not as a rigid dichotomy, but as elements that are coconstituted by each other ... More

Epistemology and Journalism  

Mats Ekström and Oscar Westlund

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Feb 2019
Epistemology is a central issue in journalism research. Journalism is among the most influential knowledge-producing institutions in modern society, associated with high claims of ... More

Equity and Distributive Justice in Health and Risk Message Design and Processing  

Dani Filc and Nadav Davidovitch

The medical encounter is one of the most important channels of communication between the patient and his or her caretaker. Apart from its therapeutic effect, the medical encounter serves ... More

Ernesto Laclau and Communication Studies  

Yannis Stavrakakis and Antonis Galanopoulos

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Jun 2018
Arguably one of the most important political theorists of our time, Ernesto Laclau has produced an extremely influential theoretical corpus involving a multitude of methodological and ... More

Ethical Issues and Considerations in Health and Risk Message Design  

Nurit Guttman

The design and dissemination of health and risk messages invariably involves moral and ethical issues. The choice of the topics, the focus on particular recommended practices, the choice ... More

Ethical Issues in Health Promotion and Communication Interventions  

Nurit Guttman

Health promotion communication interventions invariably raise ethical issues because they aim to influence people’s views and lifestyles, and they are often initiated, funded, and ... More

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