Communication, Information, and Media
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Communication and Information
- Accuracy in Media (AIM)
A non-profit, grassroots citizens watchdog of the news media that critiques botched and bungled news stories and sets the record straight on important issues that have recieved slanted coverage. Members of the media are encouraged to report the news fairly and objectively, without resorting to bias or partisanship.
- Allotey, Francis K.A. / Akorli, Felix K.
Telecommunications in Ghana
An overview of telecommunications in Ghana.
- Alstyne, M.V. / Brynjolfsson, E.
Communication Networks and the Rise of an Information Elite -- Do Computers Help the Rich Get Richer?
Circumstances exist under which a telecommunications policy of universal access leads to an increase in the gap between the information "haves" and the "have-nots." A national information infrastructure which provides only channels and not incentives for information sharing might therefore lead to results which are reversed from those originally intended. This argument and several related propositions are explored through a formal theoretical model built on four simple assumptions: one cannot converse with everyone at the same time, information is not lost when shared, private information resources differ in quality, and agents can improve the quality of their information based on the quality of the resources to which they gain access. The model rigorously explains how inter-agent infrastructure can be used to help the "rich get richer" and also why "it's not just what you know but whom you know." This theoretical framework serves to explain several stylized events and offers several useful levers for exploring policy options. You can download this article in pdf format.
- Andrews, Jim 
In: BeeHive, no. 4, September 1999
McLuhan has become famous with his vision of the ways in which history, culture and individuals are modified and, to some extent, determined by technology. But is it accurate to say that McLuhan offers a technologically determinist analysis of the history of western cultures? Andrews argues that McLuhan was concerned with exploring the ways in which culture and history are determined by technology, not the ways in which they aren't. He might have overstated his case (such as "the medium is the message"), but has posed some interesting questions.
- Barbatsis, Gretchen/Fegan, Michael/Kenneth Hansen  (Michigan State University, USA; Aalborg University, Denmark)
The Performance of Cyberspace: An Exploration Into Computer-Mediated Reality
In: JCMC, 5(1)
Examination of the concept of space and methaphor of cyberspace. The authors conclude that cyberspace is "a figurative term for a figurative space, it is something we project as a shared mental concept". And "through the self-reflexibe structure of the hyperlink, 'cyber'space is an ideational object, constituted by the 'reader'. Its 'reality' or object of contemplation is the 'reader's' own ideational activity".
- Baym, Nancy K. (Wayne State University, USA)
The Performance of Humor in Computer-Mediated Communication
CMC is often seen as a means of distributing information, of increasing organizational efficiency, of creating electronic democracy, or of challenging traditional hierarchies. It is rarely seen as a means of making people laugh. Some CMC studies suggest that the medium is inhospitable to humor. Baym however argues that humor can be accomplished in CMC and can be critical to creating social meaning on-line. Her analysis of the Unsenet newsgroup on soap operas shows how the group's humor arises from the juxtaposition of close and distant readings of the soap opera, which place the participants in close relation to one antohter, and distance them from the soap opera's writers and producers. Group solidarity is also created as participants draw extensively on previous messages to ground their own humor. Humor is also shown to be a primary mechanism for the establishment of individuality, as participants combine the shared meaning and play with the shared parameters of the group in idiosyncratic ways.
In: JCMC, 1(2).
- Beijing University of Posts and Telecom (BUPT)
- Bibliography of Organizational Computer-Mediated Communication - Ian Rudy (Univ. of Cambridge, UK).
- Bibliography on Chat-Communication - Michael Beißwenger (Univ. of Heidelberg, Germany)
A general bibliography on computer-mediated communication, that concentrates on communication in webchats and IRc (an partly also MUDs and MOOs).
- Bibliography for Retoric, Composition, and Professional Communication
Contains citations for over 7,600 articles and books dealing with issues related to rhetoric, composition, professional association, and related topics. Browse by author, article title, or search by keyword. Editor: W. Scott Thune (Iowa State University, USA).
- Cavell, Richard  - MOVED TO ??
McLuhan in Space
A discussion of Marshall McLuhan's contribution to communication theory: the elaboration of a spatial model of communication. Cavell tackles one of the all-time greats of communication theory. McLuhan was one of the great prophets (some would say charlatans) of early communication theory. For a long time he was one of one of the only celebrities of the field and toured wildly to give his opinions on the subject. They were certainly opinions worth hearing, for he had some remarkably new and insightful things to say about media, communication, and the way in which technology affects human development. Within the scope of his own lifetime, he went from spokesman to outcast and academia widely turned against him. Before his death his saw the school he had founded shut down and his work widely discredited. Since the rise of the internet, however, the development of other, new forms of entertainment and media, McLuhanism has enjoyed something of an academic comeback.
- Chandler, Daniel - University of Wales, UK
An extensive list of relevant links as well as on-line papers.
- CIO Online
A resource for executives interested in the strategic application of information technology.
- Commissariaat voor de Media - Dutch Media Authority
An overview of laws and regulation on radio and television.
- Communicatiekaart van Nederland
A review of media and communication in the Netherlands. Editors: Piet Bakker, Otto Scholten, Mathilde Lawalata (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands).
- Communication Studies Website - Allyn & Bacon
Information and activities that you can use along with your textbook to learn about the process of communication. It contains units that are designed to help you better understand interpersonal communication, small group communication and public speaking. It includes some teaching resources and a bibliography.
- Communications Security Establishment (CSE) - Canada
A federal government
lead agency that delivers Information Technology Security (ITS) solutions to the government of Canada.
- Computer and Communication Companies
A fast road to find a computer or communication vendor, or a prospective supplier. You can browse an alphabetic section of companies, search by geographic areas, by standard search terms or by keyword.
- Computer-Mediated Communication Information Resources
A directory of information sources about online communication and the Internet. Topics range from internet use to groupware. Editor: John December.
- Current Cites
An annotated monthly bibliography of of articles, books and electronic documents on information technology. Edited by: Teri Andrews Rinne.
- Dierks, Klaus
Namibia's Telecommunications - Link to Africa
- Dorfman, Steven D.
Satellite Communications in the Global Information Infrastructure
The author believes that satellite communications and the global information infrastructure (GII) is more important to the future of this country in terms of world leadership, job creation, and export revenues than the national information infrastructure (NII), which is often called the information superhighway. The GII is also of paramount importance to the world's newly emerging global economy.
- Electropolis: Communication and Community on Internet Relay Chat
A must-read for any student of virtual communities.
- Gow, Gordon  (University of Calgary, Canada)
New Approaches in Disaster Communications: Towards a Global Communications Lifeline Infrastructure
Examines the impact of computer-mediated networking (CMC) on disaster communications. CMC is considered as a powerful tool for improving disaster communications (and especially for self-organizing approaches). It challenges traditional appoaches to disaster communication strategies.
- Hempell, Anthony 
The Resonating Interval: Exploring the Process of the Tetrad
An exploration of Marshall McLuhan and Bruce Powers' concept of the tetrad as a theoretical model for assessing, analysing and predicting the social effects of technology on society.
- How Much Information?
A team of researchers at U.C. Berkeley's School of Information Management & Systems attempted to measure how much information is produced annually worldwide. They examined a variety of media: print, film, optical, broadcast, and internet. It is estimated that the world's total yearly production of content requires roughly 1.5 billion gigabytes of storage. This is the equivalent of 250 megabytes for each person on earth. "It is clear that we are all drowning in a sea of information. The challenge is to learn to swim in that sea, rather than drown in it. Better understanding and better tools are desperately needed if we are to take full advantage of the ever-increasing supply of information described in this report."
- Jhally, Sut 
Communications and the materialist conception of history: Marx, Innis and technology
In: Continuum 7(1).
- Kearl, Michael (Trinity University, USA)
Mass Media and Communication Studies
- Kukulies, Reiner (University of Cologne, Germany)
Elektronische Text zum Thema computervermittelte Kommunikation
Electronic texts on computer-mediated-communication.
- Liu, Yuliang 
What does research say about the nature of computer-mediated communication: Task-oriented, social-emotion-oriented, or both?
In: Electronic Journal of Sociology, 6(1).
The author compares to models of CMC. The task-oriented research model is primarily bases on three theorie: Social Presence Theory, Media/Information Richness Theory, and Social Context Cues Theory. Teh social-emotion oriented research model in CMC environments is primarily based on Walter's Social Information Processing Model. The theoretical foundations, research methodology and major findings are evaluated and compared.
- Media Criticism Today
A site for the community of media criticism researchers.
- Media Theory Site - UK
Created by David Gauntlett of the Institute of Communication Studies, University of Leeds.
An online exhibition of the Museum of Science (MOS)
Communication is "social interaction through messages" [Gerbner 1976]. Communication is a sign of life -- and it's central to human activities. Learn about the myriad ways we communicate, from language, to music to codes. In five sections we can learn how animals communicate, how human language has evolved, how humans communicate non-verbally, how humans might communicate with aliens, and how what's the big deal about Internet communication. Don't forget to participate in the experiment: Six Degrees of Separation.
- Mulvaney, Becky Michele  (Dept. of Communication, Florida Atlantic University)
Gender Differences in Communication: An Intercultural Experience
An analysis of geneder communication as a form of intercultural communication.
- Netizen's Netbook
Collection of articles on Information technology and the Internet from a sociological point of view. Editor: Michael Hauben.
- New Media Studies
A site for the study of new media, containing book reviews, website reviews, web design guides, internet information, and more. Created and maintained by David Gauntlett, Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds, UK.
- Ødegård, Ola
Telecommunications and social interaction - Social constructions in virtual space
The article focuses on aspects of social interaction in three categories of networked applications: computer mediated communication, networked multimedia applications and distributed virtual reality systems. Special interest is paid to illustrate how the three different media offer various conditions for social interaction in education and work.
- Parkin, Andrew 
On the practical relevance of Habermas's theory of communicative action
In: Social Theory & Practice, 22(3):417-41
Explores and clarifies the practical relevance of Habermas's theory of communicative action.
- Sanes, Ken
Image and Action: Deconstructing the News
A book-in-progress about the way the representations and communications of the news media are forms of action and interaction. It is focussed on the way images are manipulated in the media (as well as in everyday conversation) in an effort to gain and exert power. This contrubution is a part of a larger project: a general theory of social interaction and communication. It is called Transparancy.
- Social Informatics
Research on the social aspects of computerization, including the roles of information technology in social and organizational change and the ways that the social organization of information technology are influenced by social forces and social practices. Includes social impacts of computing, social analysis of computing, studies of computer-mediate communication (CMC), information policy, computers and society, organizational informatics, interpretive informatics, etc. Editor: Rob Kling (Univ. of Indiana, USA).
- Thoman, Elizabeth
Skills & Strategies for Media Education
- Tyler, Michael / Hughes, Janice / Renfrew, Helena
Telecommunications in Kenya: Facing the Challenges of an Open Economy
An overview of telecommunications in Kenya and a discussion of the major policy issues facing this sector in the 1990s, in the wider context of the challenges of development strategy as a whole.
The Dutch law on telecommunication.
- Telecommunications Research Associates (TRA)
A leader in advanced communications training.
Provides information on all aspects of the telecom business. It includes a weekly email service, TelecomWeb Direct, that provides a summary of the broadband, satellite and wireless stories covered on the TeleComWeb network.
- University of Colorado at Boulder (USA)
Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program.
- University of Kansas (USA)
- University of Pittsburg (USA)
Dept. of Communication.
- University of Zagreb (Croatia)
Department of Telecommunications.
- Underwood, Mick
Communication studies, cultural studies, media studies (CCMS)
- Videoconferencing (SocioSite)
"Put simply, media literacy includes the skills of literacy extended to all message forms, including those little black squiggles on white paper. Media literacy includes reading and writing, speaking and listening, critical viewing, and the ability to make your own messages using a wide range of technologies, including audio technology, billboards, cameras, camcorders, and computers. However, media literacy is not a new subject area and it is not just about television: it is literacy for the information age" [Renee Hobbs, Media Studies Journal, 1994].
- Canadian Association of Media Education (CAMEO)
An association of Canadian media literacy groups that advocates, promotes and develops media literacy in Canada.
- Media Education
The media education pages of the Media Literacy Online Proiject (Univ. of Oregon, USA) contains sections on "Children and the Media", "Educational Media", "Education and the Internet", and "Media Literacy".
- Center for Media Literacy (CML)
Media literacy is a critical lifeskill for children and adults in today's media culture. Media literacy is the ability to communicate competently in all media forms, print and electronic, as well as to access, understand, analyse and evaluate powerful images, words and sounds that make up our contemporary mass media culture. This site might help you expand your media literacy. It provides a catalog with media literacy educational materials.
- Hobbs, Renee 
The Seven Great Debates in the Media Literacy Movement
- Kaplan, Nancy
- [1995-1997] E-Literacies: Politexts, Hypertexts and Other Cultural Formations in the Late Age of Print or mirror
Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine, 2(3), March 1995.
An exploration of the reading and writing process specific to electronic texts and an examination of the academic debates over the issue. Kaplan is Professor and Director of the School of Information Arts and Technologies at the University of Baltimore, USA.
-  Knowing Practice: A More Complex View of New Media Literacy
Kaplan examines the pervasive quest for invisible computers, applications, and interfaces in order toe mae a case for resisting the presure of standardize platforms for delivering on-line courses and other Web-based applications. She argues that too great a reduction of the cognitive challenge in the present may prevent people from developing effective learning strategies they can apply to future technologies. Seen from a constructivist perspective on learning the applications and interfaces must remain visible and accessible to knowledge workers if the are to develop new media literacies.
- Media Literacy Online Project
A comprehensive electronic data base related to media communication and its influence on children and youth. Includes an exhaustive list of pages for adults and kids, such as "Child Safety and Censorship on the Internet" and "Animal Resources" You can also study the effects of electronic media on a developing brain and on our body image. Don't forget to inspect the Media Literacy Review, with hundreds of links to world-wide media leteracy sites. The site has been developed at the University of Oregon (USA), mainly for educators and sociology majors.
- Walsh, Bill
A Brief History of Media Education
- Communication for Social Change (CSC)
A research and documentation centre which specializes in research, education and information in the field of communication in changing societies. The centre is based at the Catholic University in Brussels.
- Communication Studies - Free University of Brussels
- Communications Research Centre (CRC) - Nepean, Canada
The leading communications research facility of the Canadian government. Its key research areas include: radio sciences and radiocommunications technologies, broadcast technologies, satellite communications systems, network systems and technologies, and microelectronic and optical technologies.
- AeRie Project - Applied Rural Telecommunications
Provides rural communities the tools they need to apply telecommunications to meet their community and economic development goals. Aerie offers a directory of economic development resources, an overview of basic telecommunications concepts, a schedule of upcoming conferences and events, and background information on rural infrastructure.
- Center for Information Systems Technologies - California State University
- Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations (CRITO) - University of California, Irvine (USA)
- Center for Telecommunications Research (CTR) - University of Columbia
- Center for Social Informatics - Indiana University, Bloomington
The center is dedicated to support research into information technology and social change. Social Informatics (SI) refers to the body of research and study that examines social aspects of computerization -- including the roles of information technology in social and organizational change, the uses of information technologies in social contexts, and the ways that the social organization of information technologies is influenced by social forces and social practices. The center is directed by Rob Kling and is located at the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science.
- Communication Studies - University of Kansas
- Information Infrastructure Project - Harvard University
- MIT - Media Lab
- School of Information (SI) - University of Michigan
SI works to develop an integrated understanding of human needs as they relate to information systems and social structures. The research projects are highly collaborative and focus on testbeds or assessments in real settings.
- School of Information Management & Systems (SIMS) - University of California, Berkeley
- Virtual Institute of Information
An online research facility for independent research in telecommunications, cybercommunications, and mass media. Managed by the Columbia Institute for Teleinformation at Columbia Business School, Columbia University. New York, USA.
Professional Associations, Societies, and Networks
- American Communication Association (ACA)
The ACA is a not-for-profit virtual professional association with actual presence in the world of communication scholars and practitioners. It is committed to enabling the effective use of new and evolving technologies to facilitate communication instruction, research and criticism, and to offering a technologically supportive venue for all who study the ways in which humans communicate. While the Association is based in the United States, it is a virtual organization that welcomes participation from academics and professionals throughout the world. The ACA was founded and incorporated in 1993 on the notion that information about the discipline should be free. It stands to reason that our new communication technologies have ushered in a new era of information exchange and sharing, only comparable to the invention of the printing press and movable typeface.
- Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
AEJMC's mission is to promote the highest possible standards for journalism and mass communication education, to encourage the widest possible range of communication research, to encourage the implementation of a multi-cultural society in the classroom and curriculum, and to defend and maintain freedom of expression in day-to-day living. AEJMC offers members the opportunity to affiliate with 17 divisions, 9 special interest groups and 2 commissions. These groups address a variety of interests in journalism and mass communication education, and feature newsletters, research competitions and convention programming in their respective areas.
- European Communications Research and Education Association (ECREA)
ECREA was established in 2005 as a merger of the two main European associations of communication researchers, the European Communication Association (ECA) and the European Consortium for Communications Research (ECCR). ECREA is an international non-profit association. It provides a forum where researchers and others involved in communication and information research can meet and exchange information and documentation about their work. Its disciplinary focus includes media, (tele)communications and informatics research, including relevant approaches of human and social sciences.
- European Network for Communication and Information Perspectives (ENCIP)
ENCIP is a collaborative network for socio-economic research on ICT and policy. ENCIP’s activities aim to create an open intellectual environment for the design of policies for ICT, strengthen the European and international ICT research infrastructure and bridge between the academic world, the ICT industry and the policy-making arena. The European Communications Policy Research (EuroCPR) Conference is held annually to facilitate systematic interaction between academic research, European and national policy makers, and industrial representatives in the communications sector. It brings well-grounded theoretical and empirical research to bear upon current policy issues.
- International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
The largest professional organization in the field of communication research. Some of the sections:
- International Communication Association (ICA)
Brings together academicians and other professionals whose interest focused on human communication.
- International Interactive Communications Society (IICS)
A professional trade association for companies and individuals involved in the interactive multimedia.
- Internet Professional Association (IPROA)
A non-profit making professional organization founded in 1999, dedicated to the bridging of digital divide in society, and advancing the art & science and proper application of Internet technology. Members of iProA come from a wide spectrum of professions, including experts in areas like innovative design, sales, marketing, infrastructure, e-commerce, consultancy, investment and other Internet related professional services.
- Media, Communications & Cultural Studies Association (MECCSA)
MeCCSA is the subject association for the field of media, communication and cultural studies in UK Higher Education. Membership is open to all who teach and research these subjects in HE institutions, via either institutional or individual membership. The field includes film and TV production, journalism, radio, photography, creative writing, publishing, interactive media and the web; and it includes higher education for media practice as well as for media studies.
- Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Kommunikationswissenschaft (ÖGK)
The Austrian Society for Communication Studies is a forum for critical confrontation with communication and media questions in sicence and practice. De association of professionals aims at the strenghtening of communication science and at the embedding of communicational problem solving competence into practical fields. The official journal of the society is Medien Journal.
- Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP)
- Telecommunication Society of Australia (TSA)
- University Network for Communication Sciences
A Finnish network that includes all the institutions of higher education in the field from ten different universities. The goals are to enchance scientific co-operation and the exchange of information, to exchange basic studies, to support doctoral and postdoctoral studies, and to plan new programs.
- Adformatie [full text]
Dutch journal on advertising, marketing and media.
- American Communication Journal [full text]
- Canadian Journal of Communication [full text]
- Communication Review, The [table of contents + abstract]
- Communication Theory (CT) [table of contents + abstracts]
A journal of the International Communication Association. Published quarterly by Guilford Publications.
- Communications of the ACM (Association for Cumputing Machinery)
A monthly magazine that claims a readership of 83,000 computing professionals. Includes general interest articles, case studies, and special sections. There are also several channels for expressions of opinion and technical commentary.
- Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine
Reports about people, events, technology, public policy, culture, practices, study, and applications of the phenomenon of human communication and interaction via computer networks and in online environments. The publication of the magazine was ceased in 1999, but all the past issues will be available. Editor: John December.
- Comweb - The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
A product magazine that explains the pros and cons of new products hardware and software to buyers.
- Contiuum: The Australian Journal of Media & Culture [full text]
A thematically based cultural studies journal with a primary focus on screen media (including publishing, broadcasting and public exhibitionary media such as museums and sites). Special interest: the history and practice of screen media in Australasia and Asia.
- Convergence [table of contents + abstracts]
A refereed academic journal of research into new media technologies.
- Current Online [full text]
A byweekly newspaper that covers public TC and public radio in the United States.
- Electronic Journal of Communication (EJC) [full text]
- Electronic Journal on Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC) [full text]
- European Journal of Communication [table of contents + abstracts]
- Human Communication Research (HCR) [table of contents + abstracts]
An official journal of the International Communication Association (ICA).
- Information, Communication & Society [abstracts + full text featured article]
- International Communication Gazette [table of contents + abstracts]
Covers all aspects of communication, with a particular focus on communication and international relations; communication and development; and new information and communication technologies. Editor: Cee J. Hamelink.
- International Journal of Media and Communication Studies (IJMCS)
A new on-line journal which will address broad themes in media and communication studies. Editor: Daniel Chandler.
- Journal of the American Society for Information Science (JASIS) [table of contents + abstracts]
A forum for new research in information transfer and communication processes in general, and in the context of recorded knowledge in particular. Concerns include the generation, recording, distribution, storage, representation, retrieval, and dissemination of information, as well as its social impact and management of information agencies. There is a strong emphasis on new information technologies and methodologies in text analysis, computer based retrieval systems, measures of effectiveness, and the search for patterns and regularities in measures of existing communication systems. The orientation is toward quantitative experimental work, but significant qualitative and historical research is also welcome.
- Journal of Communication (JOC) [table of contents + abstracts]
An official journal of the International Communication Association.
- Journal of Computer Mediated Communication (JCMC) [full text]
A joint project of the Annenberg School for Communication (University of Southern California) and the Information Systems Division of the School of Business Administration (Hebrew University of Jerusalem). Editors: Margaret McLaughlin and Sheizaf Rafaeli.
- The Information Society (TIS) [table of contens + abstracts]
A critical forum for leading edge analysis of the impacts, policies, system concepts, methodologies related to information technologies and changes in society and culture. Includes computers and telecommunications; the sites of social change include homelife, workplaces, schools, communities and diverse organizations, as well as new social forms in cyberspace. It publishes scholarly articles, position papers, debates, short communications and book reviews. Editor-in-Chief: Rob Kling.
- Media/Culture [full text]
M/C crosses over between popular and the academic, by engaging with the popular and integrating the work of scholarship in media and cultural studies.
- Media Ecology - A Journal of Intersections (ME) [full text] - MOVED TO??
A journal that investigates the intersections between culture, communication and technology. ME seeks to make an intersection between traditional refereed scholarship and serious non-academic critique.
- Media Studies Journal [full text]
A biannual journal devoted to media issues and topics.
- Medien & Zeit [table of contents]
An Austrian journal on the history and actuality of communication. Presented by the Arbeitskreis für Historische Kommunikationsforschung.
- Medien Journal
The official journal of the Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Kommunikationswissenschaft (ÖGK). It publishes on actual problems of the media and information society, but also on theoretical foundations of communication science.
- Atlantic Journal of Communication (AJC) [table of contents]
The Official publication of the New Jersey Communication Association (NJCA).
Specialized on the application of service provider technologies.
- Telephony Online [full text]
On online source for timely, comprehensive technology about todays telecommunications market.
- Total Telecom
An online publication from the publishers of Communications Week International, Communication International and New Carrier. Busy telecoms professionals can find all the latest news and analysis about their industry.
Helps advance research and education in media studies and critical thinking. The site is a hub - providing links to news, media studies sites, and other resources for educators, students, researchers, and the wider community.
- Wikipedia: Media_studies
A collection of media studies resources and projects organised by the University of Westminster.
Bulletins and Newsletters
- Computers and Society
A quarterly bulletin of the ACM's Special Interest Group on Computers and Society (SIGCAS)
Articles on social implications of computerization -- including computer ethics, privacy, organizational issues, intellectual and other property, equity, gender, health and safety, environment, professional certification, education, research, and similar topics. Editor: Tom Jewett (Department of Computer Science in the California State University at Long Beach).
An interdisciplinary list to promote research into alternative, radical and community media in all their forms. It provides a space to share ideas, information, skills and resources.
The Communication Research and Theory Network. You can subscribe online.
- ERaM - Ethnicity, Racism and Media
A discussion forum, hosted at St. Johns University, UK. ERaM is devoted to all aspects pertaining to the role of mass media in generating and disseminating representations of race and ethnicity. It provides a global research network open to those academics, media professionals and others engaged in systematic research or professional practice in the area of ethnicity, racism and media. The purpose of this forum is to identify, examine and separate the myths about the role and portrayal of ethnicity and race in the media. All ERaM postings are archived.
Facilitates the exchange of ideas and information between researchers interested in the French broadcasting media.
The International Association for Media in Science provides an international forum for the sharing of innovation and expertise to the benefit of higher education.
Concentrates at the practive of professional communication from a linguistic analysis basis. Intended as a discussion forum for students, researchers, academics and professional practitioners in Europe.
Discussion of methodological problems and innovations associated with research into computer-mediated communication.
The impact you make on others depends on what you say (7%), how you say it (38%), and by your body language (55%). Since how you sound also conveys a message, 93% of emotion is communicated without actual words.
Non-verbal Communication and Body Language
- Aklilu, Noah
Picking off the Signs - How a Women Signals You
In many societies it's just not socially acceptable for a women to approach a man. But most women will give off all kinds of clues if they're interested. This article informs on how to learn these subtle hints, i.e. how to evaluate their body language.
- Bibliography on Dutch body language literature
- Brazilian Body Language
Although in terms of body language nobody beats the Italians in sheer number of gestures, Brazilians are not very far behind.
- Brenner, Robert 
Body Language in Business
Explains how to sell something by using your body. Nonverbal messages can move prospects from suspicion to openness and receptiveness. They can calm hostile or dissatisfied clients and sway "fence-sitters" into buying.
- Casciani, Dominic
No sweat? Reading the body language
An analysis of the performance of President Clinton in his evidence about the Lewinsky affair.
- Center for Nonverbal Studies (CNS)
A nonprofit research center located in Spokane, Washington and La Jolla, California. The mission of the center is to advance the study of human communication in all its forms apart from language. This includes body movement, gesture, facial expression, adornment and fashion, architecture, mass media, and consumer-product design. CNS is affiliated with the Center for Ethnographic Research (CER) at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, USA.
- Donath, Judith S.
Body language without the body: situating social cues in the virtual world
Social cues have always been embodied in the physical world. But how can such cues emerge in today's virtual world where we leave our bodies at home? Is it possible to translate our body language in a disembodied environment?
- Flynn, Patricia K. (Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, USA)
Body Language The Language of Contemporary Fashion
- Gendlin, E.T. (University of Chicago, USA)
Thinking Beyond Patterns: Body, Language, and Situations
- Harrison, Beverly / Ishii, Hiroshi / Chignell, Mark H. (University of Toronto)
An empirical study of onrientation of shared workspaces and interpersonal spaces in videomediated collaboration
A list of links on body language and non-verbal communication.
- Maginnis, Tara
How's your personal distance - watch this space
The 'personal distance' of Russians from an American perspective.
- Marwijk, Frank van
- Marwijk, Frank & Marianne
A Dutch site on non-verbal communication.
- Nonverbal Behavior / Nonverbal Communication Links - University of Salamanca, Spain.
- Roiger, James (University of Arkansas at Monticello, USA)
- Sheppard, Mike
On the study of our use of space and how various differences in that use can make us feel more relaxed or anxious.
- Siegel, Art (SeaBird Associates Inc.)
- Actions speak louder than words 
A short explanation of how positive and negative body languages can influence the succes of salespeople. Face-to-face meetings can be enhanced by the use of body language: observe the customer's body language (positive moves are buying signals, negative moves are objections) and control your own body language.
- Harnessing the Power of Body Language - part 2 
Identifies key clues to the true thoughts of customers by observing their body language.
- Stichting Lichaamstaal
The Body Language Foundation produces and presents visual material about childbirth and contact with the baby.
History of Communication
- Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
An organization that expresses the wonders of the moving images and opens the door to the art of the future. The centre displays and preserves Australian and international screen content in all its forms.
- Computer History (SocioSite)
- Dead Media Project
In 1997 science writer Bruce Sterling posted The Dead Media Manifesto (mirror) in the "boingboing" magazine in which he asked for help in creating a virtual library dedicated to past forms of media. Students of the Vancouver Film School-Multimedia saw the opportunity and created a site dedicated to the old and dead media. It's a naturalist's field guide for the communications paleontologist.
- Jones, Bruce 
The History of Printing
- Media History Project
Media historians have a special stake in "homesteading" the internet as a new communication medium. Here they show what might be going on in cyberspace. The site offers a lot of information and links to early media (oral & scribal culture), printed media (printing & publishing, journalism, photography, advertisering, comics), electrical media (telegraphy, telephony, sound recording), massa media (radio, film, television), and digital media (computing). In the TimeLine you can browse lists of events that have been arranged in some sort of logical consequence.
- Leggat, Robert 
A History of Photography - from its beginnings till the 1920s
Portraits of the most important photographers of the period and information on significant processes used during the early days of photography.
- Leydesdorff, Loet (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
The Evolution of Communication Systems
Communications can be studied by using a mathematical theory of commucations. In social communications, however, the channels are not "fixed", but themselves subject to change. Communication systems change by communicating information to related communication systems; co-variation among systems if repeated over time, can lead to co-evolution. Conditions for stabilization of higher-order systems are specifiable: segmentation, stratification, differentiation, reflection, and self-organization can be distingguished in terms of developmental stages of increasingly complex networks. So in addition to natural and cultural evolution, a condition for the artificial evolution of communnication systems can be specified.
Telecommunications Museum, Stockholm, on history of telecommunications within the fields of telegraphy, telephony, radio and television.
We have come to rely on the telephone without thinking. When we need to contact someome over distance, we pick up the phone and dial. And if that person is not available, we simply leave a voice message. "Lifeline of the lonely and lifeblood of the busy, the telephone is taken for granted. It comes as near as any invention to being an exension of the human body" [John Broooks, Telephone: the First Hundred Years]. What has been the impact of the introduction of the telephone on people and their cultures? The telephone facilitates conversations between people at a distance. The 'far speaker'enabled those who had moved away from their old neighnourhoods. relatives, friends and lovers to stay in touch. The telephone also falicitated the efficient organization and operation of large enterprises and institutions. It has profound effects on the ecology of all human activity (including the structure of the city).
- Agnelli, Davide et a. 
Fashion Victims: an unconventional research approach in the field of mobile communication
- Bautsch, Holly et al. 
An investigation of mobile phone use: a socio-technical approach
IE 499 - Socio-technical Systems in Industry.
- Beaton, John / Wajcman, Judy 
The impact of the Mobile Phone in Australia
Paper presented at the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association Conference, September 2004.
- Björk, Staffan 
Activity-Based Mobile Interfaces: Towards a user model for Hybrids between Phones and PDAs
Paper presented at the CHI 2002 Workshop, April 1 & 2, 2001.
- Brian, Marshall
How a Cell Phone Works - How Stuff Works
Ten articles on how a cell phone works and what can go wrong with it. You'll learn that a cell phone really is an extremely sphisticated radio.
- Chandler, Daniel
Using the Telephone
Article on the nature of the medium, the phenomenology of using the telephone, social and psychological functions of the telephone, individual and role differences, and the teaching and learning by telephone.
- Eby, Chuck
Telephone History Web Site
Introduction to the history of the telephone since its invention in 1876 and to the histories of a numer of current telephone companies. In addition, information about antique telephones, wiring diagrams, and where to obtain parts.
- Geser, Hans 
Towards a Sociological Theory of the Mobile Phone
- Gorman, Michael E. [1994-8]
Alexander Graham Bell's Path to the Telephone
A detailed reconstruction of the the path taken by A.G. Bell. Includes links to other inventors and ideas.
- Gow, Gordon  (University of Calgary, Canada)
Privacy Rights and Prepaid Communication Services - A survey of prepaid mobile phone regulation and registration
policies among OECD member states
A research report for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.
- Links to Web sites about Old Telephones
- Lohan, E. Maria
Men, Masculinity and the Domestic Telephone
A theoretical framwork for studying gender and technology.
- Telephone Links
On online source for timely, comprehensive technology about todays telecommunications market.
- Telephone Musea
A glimpse into the history of the telephone.
Directories: Guides and Link Collections
- Internet Sources for the Study of Communications - Paul Starr (Princeton University, USA)
- Media and Communication Studies (MCS)
A British-based gateway to web resources useful in the academic study of media and communication. The purposes of this meta-index is to act as a 'first stop' in exploring what is available on these topics. The links are organizes in several sections: general issues, textual analysis, active interpretation, media influence, gender/ethnicity, written/spoken, visual image, news media, advertising, TV & Radio, film studies, IT & Telecoms, media ecucation, pop music/youth, general reference. Editor: Daniel Chandler (Department of Education, University of Wales, Aberystwyth).
- Nonverbal Behaviour & Communication (University of Sunderland, UK)
Links to different sites on Nonverbal Communication, Nonverbal Behaviour, Gesture, Posture, and related research areas. Editor: Jaume Masip.
- Startpagina: Communicatie
A list of communication links, presented by the Dutch Startpagina.nl
- Telecom Information Resources
A very large list of telecomlinks. 8000+ at last count. Editor: Jeffrey MacKie-Mason and Juan Riveros.
- Telecoms Virtual Library
A well structured list of resources on conmmunication, telecommunication and networks. It contains a large section on University Comms and Telecoms Departments. Editor: Hilary Bailey (Cambridge, UK)
- Voice of the Shuttle: Media Studies
dr. Albert Benschop
Social & Behavioral Studies
University of Amsterdam
18th September, 2012