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NCA's award-winning magazine, Spectra, features articles on topics that are relevant to communication scholars, teachers, and practitioners.

Spectra is one means through which NCA works toward accomplishing its mission of advancing communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry. 

Spectra is published four times a year (March, May, September, and November), and all NCA members receive a subscription. Spectra is also available via individual subscription for non-members. 

In addition to feature stories about career development, external representation of the discipline, funding, higher education/disciplinary trends, pedagogy, public policy, and publishing, Spectra offers readers a column from NCA’s president, as well as job advertisements.

In order to ensure that the content of Spectra reflects the interests and priorities of NCA members, a rotating Advisory Board composed of representatives from each of the four regional communication associations has been appointed. The members of this group will meet a few times a year to discuss ideas for themed issues, article topics, and authors.  

We welcome suggestions for future content and feedback on current issues. Please contact us at spectra@natcom.org.

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