The Pew Internet and American Life Project examines social isolation and new technology.
Lee Rainie, director of the project, set out to test the assumption that the Internet contributes to feelings of isolation. The Pew survey finds that Americans are not as isolated as previously reported. In fact, use of the mobile phone and the Internet is associated with larger and more diverse discussion networks.
For the full Pew report, click here.
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Schweizer Journalist, 2+03/2009
Communications researchers and journalists could stand to learn a great deal from one another, yet in Germany and the U.S. an invisible wall seems to separate the two fields.
Imagine your physician tells you, “What medical scientists research at universities is irrelevant to my work as a physician. Therefore, I don’t read medical journals.” Would you continue to trust this doctor?
The Italianization Model? A Comparative Perspective on the East Central European and South European Media Systems
To compare media systems in Western Europe and North America, Paolo Mancini of University of Perugia, Italy, and Daniel C. Hallin of University of California, San Diego, USA, proposed a framework of four major dimensions.