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Defining “TV-Like” Content in a Multimedia Era  

Marko Ala-Fossi

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Jan 2017
In the European Union, “television-like” is a legal concept, introduced in 2007 as a part of a political compromise over the scope of the new Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD). ... More

Detection of Deception  

Timothy R. Levine

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May 2018
Much research has examined people’s ability to correctly distinguish between honest and deceptive communication. The ability to detect deception is useful, but many misconceptions about ... More

De-Westernization and Decolonization in Media Studies  

Antje Glück

The need to de-Westernize and decolonize communication and media studies is based on criticisms on a dominant elitist “Western” axiology and epistemology of universal validity, leaving ... More

Dialogue, Listening, and Ethics  

Josina M. Makau

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Apr 2018
Communication has the power to heal and to wound, to tyrannize and to liberate, to enlighten and to deceive, to inspire and to corrupt. Subjecting ideas to the scrutiny of others through ... More

Diasporic News and Journalism  

Ola Ogunyemi

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Jul 2018
Diasporic news refers to information, entertainment, and education news that is politically, economically, and socioculturally relevant to diaspora audiences. This news content is produced ... More

Diffusion of Concepts of Masculinity and Femininity  

Rebecca S. Richards

For much of human history, “femininity” and “masculinity” were unknown terms. But that does not mean that the concept of gender did not exist. Indeed, many societies in recorded history ... More

Diffusion Theory in Integrative Approaches  

Gary L. Kreps

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May 2017
Diffusion is the process through which new ideas, technologies, products, or processes are spread through communication among members of a social system via communication channels over ... More

Digital Cultures and Critical Studies  

Larissa Hjorth

The digital is now an integral part of everyday cultural practices globally. This ubiquity makes studying digital culture both more complex and divergent. Much of the literature on digital ... More

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

Editorial Journalism and Newspapers’ Editorial Opinions  

Julie Firmstone

Editorial journalism and newspapers’ editorial opinions represent an area of research that can make an important contribution to our understanding of the relationship between the press and ... 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

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