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100 Years of Communication Scholarship to be Celebrated at the National Communication Association Annual Convention

From November 20 to 23, the National Communication Association (NCA) will gather thousands of scholars, teachers, and practitioners at its 100th Annual Convention in Chicago, the city where the association was founded in 1914. What began as a group...
12-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST

National Communication Association Publishes Special Journal Issue on Education

Communication Education, one of the National Communication Association’s 11 scholarly journals, is celebrating the association’s 100th anniversary with a special issue devoted to the foundation and future of the study of communication in the...
28-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Should a Facebook “Like” Be Protected Free Speech?

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One billion Facebook users generate 2.7 billion “likes” per day (or 1,875,000 every minute). Increasingly, social media has become a form of social and political engagement, and 47 percent of Facebook users have “liked” political...
23-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Free Speech Week Advisory

The National Communication Association (NCA), the association representing thousands of the nation’s Communication scholars and teachers, will celebrate its 100th anniversary this coming November in Chicago. As has been true at many times...
7-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Are Millennial Generation Students Changing the Roles of Teachers?

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How students feel about classes has a direct impact on how much they learn in them, and Millennial generation students expect a classroom environment that is emotionally supportive. Thus, according to a study published recently in the National...
23-Sep-2014 10:45 AM EDT

Must Women Be Seen to Be Heard?

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A new article in the National Communication Association journal Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies examines the voice in TV advertising and its relation to visual image and gender. Do advertising voice-overs affect consumer perceptions of...
18-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

End-of-Life Conversations Aren’t Just About Health Care

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Discussing end-of-life choices with family members in a way that pays attention to how they perceive themselves and maintains your relationship with them may be more important than actually reaching decisions, according to a study recently published...
17-Jul-2014 8:30 AM EDT

Orgasms and Alcohol Influence Pillow Talk

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Orgasms aren’t just good for your sexual relationship; they may also promote good communication. Results of a new study published in the latest edition of Communication Monographs reveal that in the aftermath of having experienced an orgasm,...
1-Jul-2014 9:45 AM EDT

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Digital Divide Resources and Experts Now Available from the National Communication Association

Not long after the World Wide Web gained acceptance by the general public in the early 1990s, scholars, policy makers, and others detected significant discrepancies in use among different groups of people. Dubbed the “digital divide,” the gaps...
9-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Why Is Societal Privilege Such a Flashpoint in Race Relations?

Time magazine’s online publication of a Princeton freshman’s article explaining why he’ll never apologize for his white male privilege, and the subsequent response by a classmate, are adding to the national conversation about race relations.
7-May-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Experts Available for Comment on White Male Privilege

7-May-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Can Studying Vladimir Putin’s Body Language Lead to Behavioral Predictions?

Recent revelations that the U.S. government has been studying the body language of Russian President Vladimir Putin and other world leaders for years are leading Americans to wonder:
12-Mar-2014 9:25 AM EDT

Communication Expert Uses Framework of Digital Promiscuity to Critique Facebook Techniques

3-Feb-2014 9:40 AM EST

Predictions and Reactions: President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address

On the heels of a tumultuous start to his second term in office, how will President Barack Obama move beyond a year of budget battles, a government shutdown, growing distrust in the NSA, and the complicated rollout of the Affordable Care Act? With...
23-Jan-2014 8:00 AM EST

Communicating Well to Avoid Family Stress During the Holidays

The holiday season is here and families are gathering to spend quality time together. Families are often diverse and can include in-laws, step-relatives, relatives who are of a different ethnicity or religion, and unresolved sibling tensions. Trying...
16-Dec-2013 8:00 AM EST

Communication Experts Available to Discuss the Rhetorical Legacy of Nelson Mandela

As the world mourns the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela, newspapers, online media, and social networks are overflowing with recollections of his motivational words and inspiring quotes. Members of the National...
6-Dec-2013 11:00 AM EST

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