Category Archives: politics

Social media in nonprofits and politics

Here’s a link to a podcast I did last summer (2010) in ENG 572 Social Media taught by Professor Gretchen Perbix . I’m posting this because I think it’s notable how things have changed in social media in just one … Continue reading

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Constant comparative method–I totally get it, now.

But, I’m not an expert or anything. It’s a detail-oriented, time-consuming process. I recently did a content analysis of 2010 election speeches using the constant comparative method (CCM) (Glaser, 1965). Prior to this analysis, I read extensively about the CCM, … Continue reading

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Fascinating, fascinating absolutist rhetoric in political communication

I read The absolutist advantage: Sacred rhetoric in contemporary presidential debate in a recent (2010) issue of Political Communication. The more I hear absolutist rhetoric, the more fascinated I become with a public who consumes, processes, and refrains from challenging … Continue reading

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Read Bruner…you’ll be glad you did

Sometimes, I read an article rich with theory and ideas, but I’m not able to apply them immediately. When this happens, the article gets kind of lost in my brain. I’m sure it continues to shape my thoughts, but I … Continue reading

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