Just released: Special Issue on Communication and Technology


communication technology peopleA new symposium on the merger of mass and interpersonal communication via interactive communication technology is the focus of the October issue of Human Communication Research

Thirty years ago, the journal Human Communication Research hosted a Symposium on Mass and Interpersonal Communication. Authors argued that emerging digital media didn’t fit existing areas of study, defy categorization as either interpersonal or mass media channels, and that “technological change may facilitate a long-needed paradigm shift in communication science” (Reardon & Rogers, 1988, p. 297).

Has it? How has information technology transformed communication and communication research? A new symposium on the merger of mass and interpersonal communication via interactive communication technology, edited by Joseph Walther and CcaM's Patti Valkenburg, is the focus of the October issue of HCR

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