Discipline in crisis? The shifting paradigm of mass communication research

  title={Discipline in crisis? The shifting paradigm of mass communication research},
  author={Annie Lang},
This article analyzes the Kuhnian paradigmatic status in the ?eld of mass com-munication. It is suggested that the ?eld’s ?rst paradigm, Media Effects, is in... 
A Post-disciplinary Science
Discusses the possibilities of the establishment of a “post-disciplinary” science of communication, confronted by social and human sciences such as sociology, anthropology, and economics.
On the ‘grand narrative’ of media and mass communication theory and research: a review
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This paper offers a genealogy of the field of mass media and communication theory and research, with the purpose of distilling a grand narrative of media studies and communication science. Such a
It’s a journey: from media effects to dynamic systems
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Social Media “Teleco-presence” Theory of Identity
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Culture, Paradigm, and Communication Theory: A Matter of Boundary or Commensurability?
The discussion on geocultural theory has underscored the urgency for us to re-examine the way cultural differences are handled in academic discourse. Boundaries need to be drawn, because European
The Lost Doctrine: Suggestion Theory in Early Media Effects Research
This monograph examines the history of the “suggestion doctrine,” a theory of communicative influence that arose in social psychology at the turn of the 20th century and was applied to the study of
An Interactive Model for Analyzing the Development of the Communication Discipline: Israel as a Case Study
Our paper presents an interactive four-dimensional model for studying the longand short-term development of the communication discipline with Israel serving as a case study: institutional-contextual,
Progress, Paradigms, and a Discipline Engaged: A Response to Lang and Reflections on Media Effects Research
In 2013, Annie Lang argued that the field of mass communication faces a Kuhnian crisis, born from the inability of its dominant paradigm to make progress in answering questions about media effects.
Back to the Roots? The Applications of Communication Science Theories in Strategic Communication Research
ABSTRACT Recently, the field of strategic communication has been criticized for lacking a coherent theoretical synthesis. Recognizing that strategic communication is a sub-discipline of communication
A Study of the Diffusion of Innovations and Hurricane Response Communication in the U.S. Coast Guard
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Cultural studies is rather suspicious of effects research. It associates such work with a long tradition of seeking to control the popular classes, most recently manifested in contemporary moral
The Three Paradigms of Mass Media Research In Mainstream Communication Journals
Scholars who write about the paradigms influencing mass media research differ in their speculations. This study was conducted to provide an empirical analysis by examining six characteristics of mass
A cognitive psychology of mass communication
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Perspectives on Media Effects
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Mass Media and Society
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Milestones in mass communication research: Media effects
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This chapter discusses conceptual and methodological issues in media effects research, as well as uses and gratifications : an evolving perspective of media effects.
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In 1994 a Seattle enterprise launched a passenger submarine with portholes and underwater spotlights and charged tourists $80 a ride. To ward off disappointment, the savvy entrepreneurs also
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