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The Routledge Communication Series covers the breadth of the communication discipline, from interpersonal communication to public relations, offering textbooks, handbooks, and scholarly reference materials.

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Choice and Preference in Media Use: Advances in Selective Exposure Theory and Research

Choice and Preference in Media Use: Advances in Selective Exposure Theory and Research

1st Edition

Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick
July 14, 2014

Mediated messages flood our daily lives, through virtually endless choices of media channels, genres, and content. However, selectivity determines what media messages we attend to and focus on. The present book examines the factors that influence this selectivity. Seminal books on selective media...

Understanding Organization Through Culture and Structure: Relational and Other Lessons From the African American Organization

Understanding Organization Through Culture and Structure: Relational and Other Lessons From the African American Organization

1st Edition

Anne Maydan Nicotera, Marcia J. Clinkscales, Felicia R. Walker
May 16, 2014

Understanding Organization Through Culture and Structure: Relational and Other Lessons From the African American Organization presents an innovative view of organizations and the communication processes that constitute them. Arguing that human beings are communicatively embedded in their cultures,...

Managing Interpersonal Conflict: Advances through Meta-Analysis

Managing Interpersonal Conflict: Advances through Meta-Analysis

1st Edition

Nancy A. Burrell, Mike Allen, Barbara Mae Gayle, Raymond W. Preiss
February 25, 2014

Managing Interpersonal Conflict is a systematic review of conflict research in legal, institutional and relational contexts. Each chapter represents a summary of the existing quantitative social science research using meta-analysis, with contexts ranging from jury selection to peer mediation to...

Self Versus Others: Media, Messages, and the Third-Person Effect

Self Versus Others: Media, Messages, and the Third-Person Effect

1st Edition

Julie L. Andsager, H. Allen White
December 11, 2013

Self Versus Others explores the third-person effect and its role in media as a means of persuasion. This scholarly work synthesizes more than two decades of research on the third-person effect, the process in which individuals do not perceive themselves to be impacted by particular messages—...

Media Effects: Advances in Theory and Research

Media Effects: Advances in Theory and Research

3rd Edition

Jennings Bryant, Mary Beth Oliver
December 06, 2013

With contributions from some of the finest scholars in the discipline, Media Effects serves not only as a comprehensive reference volume for media effects study but also as an exceptional textbook for advanced courses in media effects. Covering the breadth of the media effects arena, this third...

Editing for Today's Newsroom: New Perspectives for a Changing Profession

Editing for Today's Newsroom: New Perspectives for a Changing Profession

1st Edition

Carl Sessions Stepp
December 02, 2013

Through anecdotes, history, and analysis, this book offers sound advice to prepare prospective editors for the full range of their duties: editing copy, determining what is news, understanding graphics and design, directing coverage, managing people, and coping with a spectrum of ethical and legal...

Strategic Interpersonal Communication

Strategic Interpersonal Communication

1st Edition

John A. Daly, John M. Wiemann
November 18, 2013

This book discusses how people go about achieving their social goals through human symbolic interaction. The editors' collective presumption is that there are more or less typical ways that people attempt to obtain desired outcomes -- be they persuasive, informative, conflictive, or the like --...

Public Relations As Activism: Postmodern Approaches to Theory & Practice

Public Relations As Activism: Postmodern Approaches to Theory & Practice

1st Edition

Derina R. Holtzhausen
November 11, 2013

This volume applies postmodern theory to public relations, providing an alternative lens to public relations theory and practice and developing public relations theory within the context of postmodernism. Author Derina Holtzhausen focuses on two key issues and their application to public relations...

Media Diversity and Localism: Meaning and Metrics

Media Diversity and Localism: Meaning and Metrics

1st Edition

Philip M. Napoli
October 10, 2013

Questions concerning the quality of media performance and the effectiveness of media policymaking often revolve around the extent to which the media system fulfills the values inherent in diversity and localism principles. This edited volume addresses challenges and issues relating to diversity in...

Ratings Analysis: Audience Measurement and Analytics

Ratings Analysis: Audience Measurement and Analytics

4th Edition

James G. Webster, Patricia F. Phalen, Lawrence W. Lichty
October 01, 2013

This 4th edition of Ratings Analysis describes and explains the current audience information system that supports economic exchange in both traditional and evolving electronic media markets. Responding to the major changes in electronic media distribution and audience research  in recent years...

Communication and Social Cognition: Theories and Methods

Communication and Social Cognition: Theories and Methods

1st Edition

David R. Roskos-Ewoldsen, Jennifer L. Monahan
May 01, 2013

Communication and Social Cognition represents the explosion of work in the field of social cognition over the past 25 years. Expanding the contribution made by Social Cognition and Communication, published in 1982, this scholarly collection updates the study of communication from a social cognitive...

Biotechnology and Communication: The Meta-Technologies of Information

Biotechnology and Communication: The Meta-Technologies of Information

1st Edition

Sandra Braman
May 01, 2013

This volume examines the convergence of biotechnology and communication systems and explores how this convergence directly influences our understanding of the nature of communication. Editor Sandra Braman brings together scholars to examine this convergence in three areas: genetic information and "...

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