Journalism, Media Studies & Communications Textbooks

Read more about Small Group Communication: Forming & Sustaining Teams

Small Group Communication: Forming & Sustaining Teams

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Linabary and Castro

Publisher: Jasmine R. Linabary

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Small Group Communication: Forming & Sustaining Teams is an interdisciplinary textbook focused on communication in groups and teams. This textbook aims to provide students with theories, concepts, and skills they can put into practice to form and sustain successful groups across a variety of contexts.

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Read more about Humans R Social Media - Open Textbook Edition

Humans R Social Media - Open Textbook Edition

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Daly

Publisher: The University of Arizona

License: CC BY

Social media and humans exist in a world of mutual influence, and humans play central roles in how this influence is mediated and transferred. Originally created by University of Arizona Information scholar Diana Daly, this Third Edition of the book Humans are Social Media uses plain language and features contributions by students to help readers understand how we as humans shape social media, and how social media shapes our world in turn.

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Read more about Writing Fabulous Features

Writing Fabulous Features

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributor: Kraft

Publisher: The Ohio State University Pressbooks

License: CC BY-NC

"Writing Fabulous Features" teaches the art and craft of feature writing to help readers learning to write non-fiction with flair.

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Read more about Language and Culture in Context - A Primer on Intercultural Communication

Language and Culture in Context - A Primer on Intercultural Communication

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Godwin-Jones

Publisher: Virginia Commonwealth University

License: CC BY-NC

The text introduces some of the key concepts in intercultural communication as traditionally presented in (North American) courses and textbooks, namely the study of differences between cultures, as represented in the works and theories of Edward Hall and Geert Hofstede. Common to these approaches is the prominence of context, leading to a view of human interactions as dynamic and changeable, given the complexity of language and culture, as human agents interact with their environments.

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Read more about Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Communication

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Ahrndt

Publisher: University of Missouri - St. Louis

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Intercultural Communication examines culture as a variable in interpersonal and collective communication. It explores the opportunities and problems arising from similarities and differences in communication patterns, processes, and codes among various cultural groups. It explores cultural universals, social categorization, stereotyping and discrimination, with a focus on topics including race, ethnicity, social class, religion, gender and sexuality as they relate to communication.

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Read more about Arguing Using Critical Thinking

Arguing Using Critical Thinking

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Marteney

Publisher: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges

License: CC BY-NC-SA

There is a quote that has been passed down many years and is most recently accounted to P.T. Barnum, “There is a sucker born every minute.” Are you that sucker? If you were, would you like to be “reborn?” The goal of this book is to help you through that “birthing” process. Critical thinking and standing up for your ideas and making decisions are important in both your personal and professional life. How good are we at making the decision to marry? According to the Centers for Disease Control, there is one divorce in America every 36 seconds. That is nearly 2,400 every day. And professionally, the Wall Street Journal predicts the average person will have 7 careers in their lifetime. Critical thinking skills are crucial.

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Read more about New Media Futures

New Media Futures

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Faltesek and Adams

Publisher: Oregon State University

License: CC BY-NC

This book is intended for use in a large introductory class in new media in a program that covers the “full-stack” including critical/cultural studies, media management, diffusion of innovation, and synthetic media production. The first half of this basic sequence covered new media and democracy, finance, intellectual property law, basic games, and transmedia. The second half of the sequence covers many topics related to aesthetics, design, technology, and methodology.

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Read more about Communication, Affect, & Learning in the Classroom - 4th Edition

Communication, Affect, & Learning in the Classroom - 4th Edition

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Wrench, Richmond, and Gorham

Publisher: Jason S. Wrench

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Communication, Affect, & Learning in the Classroom was original published by Virginia Richmond and Joan Gorham in 1992 and then updated a decade later by Virginia Richmond, Jason S. Wrench, and Joan Gorham in 2001. As we enter into the revision of the 3rd edition of the text, the basic content has not been drastically altered over the years. However, the research in Instructional Communication has clearly become more prominent and stronger. Probably the single most important development in the past two decades was the publication of the Handbook of Instructional Communication: Rhetorical and Relational Perspectives edited by Mottet et al. (2006). The purpose of the handbook was to synthesize the first three decades of research in instructional communication into a single volume that could help both researchers and instructors understand the value of communication in the instructional process.

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Read more about Writing Unleashed: Content and Structure - 3.0

Writing Unleashed: Content and Structure - 3.0

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Priebe, Marman, and Anderson

Publisher: North Dakota University System

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Welcome to Writing Unleashed, designed for use as a textbook in first-year college composition programs, written as an extremely brief guide for students, jam-packed with teachers’ voices, students’ voices, and engineered for fun.

(5 reviews)

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Read more about Be Credible

Be Credible

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributors: Bobkowski and Younger

Publisher: Peter Bobkowski and Karna Younger

License: CC BY-NC

The primary audience for this book starts with students in Journalism 302: Infomania, a course we teach at the University of Kansas. When they take this class, these students usually are in their second or third semesters in the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications. They have varied career aspirations. A few of them want to be “traditional” journalists, writing for online news sites, magazines, or newspapers. Some of them want to be broadcast journalists. Many of them want to work in strategic communications, which encompasses public relations, advertising, marketing, and related fields.

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