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Medhurst, Martin J. – Quarterly Journal of Speech, 2010
On July 8, 2003, at Goree Island, Senegal, George W. Bush delivered the most important speech on American slavery since Abraham Lincoln. As an example of rhetorical artistry, the speech is a masterpiece, putting the brutality of slavery into historical, political, and theological perspective. Although the speech had deliberative effects--it grew…
Descriptors: African Americans, Audiences, Slavery, Foreign Countries
Perry, David K. – 1985
A study tested the hypothesis that highly unrepresentative news stories about foreign nations would have a more damaging effect on the accuracy of inferences formed by United States audiences if the stories concerned developing countries than if they were about developed nations. Subjects, 76 college students, answered questions concerning a…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Audiences, Content Analysis, Developed Nations
Oduko, Segun – 1986
This paper argues that new technologies, which play significant roles in the process of communication, may solve some problems, but they also tend to create new ones. A discussion of the various problems encountered in Nigeria, where an appreciable penetration of portable video cameras and recorders has given the public more access to, and choice…
Descriptors: Audiences, Broadcast Industry, Censorship, Communications