Updating the Obstinate Audience

[This post comes from my candidacy exam, in which I was asked to respond to a classic article: Bauer, Raymond. 1964. “The obstinate audience: The influence process from the point of view of social communication.” American Psychologist 19: 319-328] Which, if any, issues have been dealt with and/or resolved within the field of communication? Bauer’s […]

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Whose Voices?: The elite versus the public in the game of merger mania

(I wrote this back in 1999, as part of my consternation about the rise of media mergers after the 1996 Telecommunications Act.  Unfortunately, such consternation has not abated: in fact, they might have gotten worse with the rise of predominance of the Internet.) Forget Pokémon.  Merger mania is the real game sweeping the nation.  In […]

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