The Global Story – Brought to You by the National News Station

The continuous spread of new telecommunications and the fragmentation of media can easily point to the deterritorialization of information and knowledge transmission. However, just because the media transfer of information is crossing, or even blurring, borders, that does not mean that the idea of a nation as a ‘imagined community’ is becoming blurry or losing … Continue reading The Global Story – Brought to You by the National News Station

Sustaining the Diaspora: The Case of Univision and Telemundo

With the US Hispanic population reaching 55 million in 2015, US Spanish-language television providers Univision and Telemundo have become staples in households throughout the country. While Univision and Telemundo aren’t the only options for Spanish language programming, they are the two largest in the US. They’re located and broadcast from the US (Univision in New … Continue reading Sustaining the Diaspora: The Case of Univision and Telemundo

Don’t Tell Trump He Has No Agency

Theories that do not account for the power of the individual also neglects the power of the social imaginary and effects of the family institution on an individual. The group of identifications of any individual greatly influences his or her political and/economic motivations. Marxist theories as well as Gramsci’s concept of hegemony depend upon the stratification … Continue reading Don’t Tell Trump He Has No Agency

The Three Dimensions of Education: Deliberative, Ritual, and Strategic

Posted by Laura Marks Bruggeman and Wessler defined transnational communication as that which “directs our attention toward the tension between the enduring powers of the national framework and the existence of communication phenomena that transcend it.” In thinking about how International Communication theory could be applied to issues confronting education, this one phrase truly resonated … Continue reading The Three Dimensions of Education: Deliberative, Ritual, and Strategic

International Communication: Leaving the Monopolies in the Past

The role that international communication has played in shaping international relations historically, and even in today’s world, has been enormous. Whether the actors were political, religious, or social, international communications had a large appeal to many different circles. The invention of the printing press, a huge milestone in itself, was just the beginning of an … Continue reading International Communication: Leaving the Monopolies in the Past