Ahoy, me buckos! I be a mite late on the orders for the weeks to come. Arrrrrr… Here be a few tales, to be followed by more come high water, or to be sure I’ll be feeling rope’s end from the lot of ye’. (Aye, it is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.)
September 28: Structural functionalism and its critique
- Lasswell, H. D. (1953). The structure and function of communication in society. In L. Bryson (Ed.), The communication of ideas. New York: Harper & Co.
- Mills, All, but pay special attention to c. 1-4, and read the appendix.
- 6:00pm: Axel Bruns on “prosuming.”
5: Direct Effects
- Lowery & Defleur, c. 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8
- Cantril, H. with Gaudet, H., & Herzog, H. (1940). The invasion from mars: A study in the psychology of panic. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Selection. (Optional: listen to broadcast.)
- Ellul, J. (1965). Propaganda. New York: Vintage. Selection.
October 12: Limited Effects
- McCombs, M., & Shaw, D. L. (1972). The agenda-setting function of mass media. Public Opinion Quarterly, 36, 176-187.
- Gerbner, G., & Gross, L. (1976). Living with television: The violence profile. Journal of Communication, 26, 172-199.
- Iyengar, S., & Kinder, D. (1987). The priming effect. News that matters: Television and American opinion. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
- Katz, E., Blumler, J., & Gurevitch, M. (1974). Uses of mass communication by the individual. In W.P. Davison, & F.T.C. Yu (Eds.), Mass communication research: Major issues and future directions (pp. 11-35). New York: Praeger.
- Lowery & Defleur, c. 5, 11-14
October 19: Conceptualizing Information
- Campbell, all.