Category Archives: blogs

/unannounced blog pause


Even though this is a metablog, I try to avoid metaposting as much as possible. But after getting a frantic e-mail from a friend of mine asking if I was still alive because my blog hadn’t been updated since November, I should probably explain myself. I’m thrilled to announce that […]

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blog research recognized


This year at the National Communication Association at least two divisions at the conference have blog papers on the prestigious “top paper panel.” I know this because I wrote them. There could be more top papers – there certainly are plenty of papers about the impact and uses of blogs […]

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political cynicism and blogs


In about 30 minutes I’m presenting “Political Cynicism, Political Uses, and Information Efficacy Among Readers of Celebrity Weblogs “, a paper that came out of my dissertation that I co-authored with Dr. Lynda Lee Kaid from University of Florida: This study tests the effects of personalized and “stealth” political discourse […]

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negative campaign blog posts


At NCA next week I’m presenting my paper on “Negative Messages on Campaign Blog Posts” as a top paper in the Political Communication Division: An advancement in online campaigning during the 2004 election cycle was the integration of blogs in candidate Web sites. Blogs offer a personalized presentation of the […]

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writing craze


I realize it has been quite a bit since I’ve blogged. The reason is part post-hurricane life, part pre-NCA life. I’ve always said that October & early November make up the busiest time of my year … and this year was no different. I am presenting 5 papers at the […]

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you asked for a hurricane blog


So now you get it. I’m in Baton Rouge, La., & watching the hurricane warnings swirl around me (no pun intended). Since Dave Winer & others seem to be interested in people blogging the event from a local perspective I decided to start up a new blog & post as […]

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hurricane blog


For more than a week I have been blogging Hurricane Katrina. The blog has been linked to by many other blogs & received a fair amount of media coverage – including articles in the New York Times & USA Today. The best attempt I could do to sum up my […]

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flag blogger content


Have you seen the “flag this blog” button now being published in the top bar of BlogSpot.com blogs? Interesting.Blogger explains this tool as a way to: the “Flag?” button allows the blogging community to easily note questionable content, which in turn helps us take action when needed. So we’re relying […]

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meta-post


Every day when I wake up, I do the same thing. Check my e-mail, check the blog feeds I subscribe to. I continue this frequently throughout the day & it is always the last thing I do before I go to bed. This morning as I checked my feeds, I […]

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agenda setting & blogs – AEJMC 2005 presentations


Later this week I’m heading to the annual AEJMC conference in San Antonio. It will be all work & no play for me while I’m there, but if you’re reading this & the conference please come to one of my panels to (re)introduce yourself. I’m presenting two papers – both […]

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