"One's beliefs and expectations powerfully influence how one construes experience; they are embedded in one's values and identity and tend to become self-fulfilling prophecies." -- Maureen Coady.
Websites of market research firms can be a useful resource for students in both Com 360 (Research) and Com 441 (Media Law). These firms measure consumer behavior and chart sales, which can be used to observe performance of various media devices and content creators. Here are some news links of market from the NDP Group... Continue Reading →
How common is texting and instant messaging (IM'ing)? How many texts or IMs do students send and receive per day? What times of day? How much time do students spend texting or messaging each day? During class or meetings at work? Do they text in English, Arabic, a combination of the two, or other languages?... Continue Reading →
Students in Com 315 must submit a photo essay of 12 to 30 photos that tell a story, and post their photo essays to Flickr.com. The captions create context, provide details and tell the story behind the photographs. Students learn to tightly crop photos to bring a focus to the image, and adjust the lighting.... Continue Reading →
Wikipedia is increasingly the "go to" source for researchers, including journalists, consumers, health and medical professionals. However, few Wikipedia readers understand how the system works and where caution should be applied. In general, the original sources cited by Wikipedia may be credible. Wikipedia itself, however, is not an original resource and should not be cited... Continue Reading →