Volume 11, Issue 2 - April 2016Print | Email

Disclosing News to Adult Children in Ways that Build Relational Closeness

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How do young adults perceive parental disclosures of information, and how do these perceptions affect parent-adult child relational closeness? These questions interested Erin Donovan of the University of Texas, Charee M. Thompson of Ohio University, Leah LeFebvre of the University of Wyoming, and Andrew C. Tollison of Merrimack College.
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Using Blind Photography to Expand the Ways We Visualize Race

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Elizabeth Kaszynski became interested in expanding the ways in which we visualize race after she read a children’s book, The Black Book of Colors, which is printed in braille.
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Is “Undocumented” the Wrong Word for DREAMers?

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Over the past 15 years, the DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) movement has made significant progress by using a range of rhetorical strategies. In their efforts, many activists have self-identified as “undocumented,” a label around which they could rally and mobilize.
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Instructor’s Corner: Measuring the Online Learning Climate

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With the ever-increasing popularity of online learning in higher education, Renee Kaufmann of Indiana University East, Deanna D. Sellnow of the University of Central Florida, and Brandi N. Frisby of the University of Kentucky recognized the need to examine student perceptions of the climate in computer-mediated classrooms.
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Instructor’s Corner: Final Project Planning for Multimedia Journalism Courses

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Yulia S. Medvedeva has created a single-class activity that enables students to learn the logic of planning a project, analyze the strengths and weaknesses of different media tools in telling a story, and practice critical thinking.
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Strategic Invisibility: Hiding in Plain Sight

Vol 11-2 T 1 1“Being alive is intimately connected to a desire to be seen and acknowledged,” writes Karen Lollar of Metropolitan State University. Unfortunately, she notes, strategic invisibility—a complex response to an inhospitable dwelling place—is often employed when people confront untenable life situations.
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Sideshow: A Forum Discussion

Vol 11-2 T 2 1Sideshow is the script for a full-length, one-woman performance written and performed by Nico Wood. It tells the tale of the strange, wonderful, and conflicted family history of a performance scholar descending from a tradition of sideshow performers. 
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Do U.S. and Ecuadorian Students Differ in Their Conflict Styles?

Vol 11-2 T 3 1For many years, Intercultural Communication scholars have been studying conflict styles and facework while comparing the ways in which different cultures resolve disagreements.
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