Dialogic communication and the Grand Old Party : a content analysis of the Republican Party web sites

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dc.contributor.advisor Supa, Dustin W.
dc.contributor.author Tagtmeyer, Sarah K. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-09T15:32:42Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-09T15:32:42Z
dc.date.created 2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/193536
dc.description.abstract Through the implementation of Computer-Mediated Communication, CMC, into our daily lives, the ways with which people communicate with one another have drastically changed. CMC has made communication with previously intangible others to become a possibility. When dealing with CMC, communication researchers are often looking for the presence or absence of dialogic communication; dialogic communication referring to whether or not two-way communications, which is equally split between involved parties, is present. Since public relations deals with fostering and sustaining relationships with one’s public, this is an example of one instance where public relations professionals can become involved in online dialogue. When dialogic communication is present online, then the opportunity for relationships to be developed and maintained is also there. The adaptation of CMC into the political world, however, has been a long process that is still going on. This study reveals the existence of both the principles of online dialogic communication and components of social media with regards to the state Republican Party Web sites and the Republican National Committee Web site.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Journalism
dc.format.extent iii, 66 p. : digital, PDF file. en_US
dc.source CardinalScholar 1.0 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Communication in politics -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Internet in political campaigns -- United States.
dc.subject.other Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) -- Computer network resources. en_US
dc.title Dialogic communication and the Grand Old Party : a content analysis of the Republican Party web sites en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 3 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1426896 en_US


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