Your next CMJ 202 achievement is to create a short podcast “series” and accompanying blog posts that bring communication theory and related research to a wide audience, making them both understandable and relevant. To master this achievement, your podcasts and blogs should be well researched and structured, with attention to introducing and critiquing your specific theory, including nonwestern approaches to communication. This page provides you with some examples and research strategies to support you in your quest.
The podcast episodes and blog posts should:
For tips on how to create podcasts and blogs, take a look at:
Below are some example podcasts and blogs you can use as inspiration for your own podcast. Take note of what works well in these media, such as how the podcasters or bloggers introduce a story, the ways in which they put the story in context, and how they use data/statistics/research in an effective way, without heavy jargon. For your podcasts, you can 1) role play, even satirize, interviewees OR 2) actually contact faculty members or a grad student, and develop an interview about a theory and its implications.
|Example podcasts||Example blogs|
|National Communication Association “Communication Matters” podcast series||Belmont University Student Blogs on communication research|
|National Public Radio's “Hidden Brain” and “InTheory” social science podcast (great examples of theory and research as a “lens” on current events and issues of concern)||One-planet talking blog, from the International Environmental Communication Association|
|“All My Relations” OR “The Measure of Everyday Life” podcast OR Alan Alda on the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating (good examples of the interview approach)||Voices of Decolonization, from Maine Wabanaki Reach|
|The Stoop podcast (great example of summary + reflective application/dialogue)|
|Lifekit, a self help podcast from National Public Radio|
|CodeSwitch, conversations about race hosted by journalists of color, from National Public Radio|
Check out these research strategies that can assist in your search for nonwestern approaches to communication.
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