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[ecrea] [IJoC] New Special Section on "Communication in Action" Published

Fri Oct 16 22:09:02 GMT 2015

International Journal of Communication
Publishes Special Section
Communication in Action: Bridging Research and Policy

What can communication scholarship offer policy?

Applied communication and policy work has a rich history in the field.
However, scholarship and policy often run along different paths. In 2004, a
group of department chairs and deans from communication studies programs
around the country formed the Consortium on Media Policy Studies (COMPASS)
for the purpose of building bridges between the academy and policy. Each
summer, a group of PhD students are chosen as fellows and placed in
Washington DC government and non-governmental organizations for a chance to
work with policy practitioners. The placement affords fellows the
opportunity to apply communication scholarship in policy settings and
advance their own topical interests of study.

In this Special Section titled Communication in Action: Bridging Research
and Policy, the importance that communication scholarship has on ongoing
policy issues regarding media studies is demonstrated. Guest-edited by Jason
A. Smith, Mark Lloyd, and Victor Pickard, this Special Section features 10
original commentaries that highlight recommendations, analyses, and insights
made toward policy issues that are relevant to those both in academia and
policy. This collection of work highlights the critical need for
communication scholars to think beyond the purely academic space that their
work applies to, and to find in-roads toward subjects that can speak to
other audiences.

Authors for this special section include:

       Douglas Allen, University of Pennsylvania
       Cat Duffy, University of Southern California
       Katherine Elder, University of Southern California
       Michelle C. Forelle, University of Southern California
       Brandon Golob, University of Southern California
       Nicole Hentrich, University of Michigan
       James Losey, Stockholm University, Sweden
       Nathalie Maréchal, University of Southern California
       Aalok Mehta, University of Southern California
       Angeline Sangalang, University of Southern California

We invite you to read these papers that published October 15, 2015 at

Larry Gross

Arlene Luck
Managing Editor
International Journal of Communication (IJoC)
USC Annenberg Press
University of Southern California

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