Source Newsroom: National Communication Association
Newswise — Washington, DC (January 16, 2013) —President Barack Obama’s second presidential inauguration is just a few days away. Although this inauguration is not expected to draw the same size crowd as 2009, people worldwide will still pay attention to this address, listening closely as Obama sets the tone for his final four years in the White House.
Members of The National Communication Association who study political communication can provide insight into the following:
•How might this inaugural address differ from 2009?
•Which topics will President Obama cover and in what priority order might they be mentioned?
•What might be the tone of President Obama’s address and how will he achieve it?
Mitchell McKinney, Ph.D.
Department of Communication, University of Missouri
His research interests include presidential debates, political campaigns, media and politics, and presidential rhetoric. He is also director of the university’s Political Communication Institute (pci.missouri.edu).
Theodore Sheckels, Ph.D.
Department of English, Randolph-Macon College
He teaches political communication and American public oratory courses and coaches his college’s speech and debate team. He has also served as a consultant to political campaigns.
Mary Stuckey, Ph.D.
Department of Communication, Georgia State University
She researches presidential communication and rhetoric, and national identity.
To schedule an interview with an expert, please contact Arlyn G. Riskind at email@example.com or 202-534-1104.
About National Communication Association
The National Communication Association (NCA) advances communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry. The NCA serves the scholars, teachers, and practitioners who are its members by enabling and supporting their professional interests in research and teaching. Dedicated to fostering and promoting free and ethical communication, the NCA promotes the widespread appreciation of the importance of communication in public and private life, the application of competent communication to improve the quality of human life and relationships, and the use of knowledge about communication to solve human problems.