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Rogers, Everett M. – Human Communication Research, 1999
Suggests that the field of communication study is divided into two subdisciplines: mass communication versus interpersonal communication. Expresses the division by (1) lack of cross-citations between five mass-communication journals and five interpersonal-communication journals; (2) separation of the two subdisciplines in communication…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Communication Research, Graduate Study, Higher Education
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Rogers, Everett M.; Chaffee, Steven H. – Journal of Communication, 1983
Presents an exchange of views on the past, present, and future of the communication discipline. Suggests that interactive technologies will encourage new models and methods for both mass and interpersonal communication study. (PD)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Communication Research, Communications, Computers
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Reardon, Kathleen K.; Rogers, Everett M. – Human Communication Research, 1988
Challenges the intellectual separation of interpersonal and mass media communication, arguing that this division rests primarily on grounds of historical convenience and university politics. Discusses the consequences of this dichotomy and suggests ways of encouraging intellectual exchange between the two subdisciplines. (MM)
Descriptors: Citation Analysis, Communication Research, Intellectual Disciplines, Interpersonal Communication
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Rogers, Everett M.; Chaffee, Steven H. – Journal of Communication, 1993
Presents a dialog between two communication scholars on communication as an academic discipline. Discusses whether communication is a discipline, the legacy of Wilbur Schramm, and specialization and diversity within the field. (SR)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Communication Research, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines