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|Title:||Merging mass and interpersonal communication via interactive communication technology : a symposium||Authors:||Valkenburg, Patti M.
Walther, Joseph Bart
|Issue Date:||2017||Source:||Walther, J. B., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2017). Merging mass and interpersonal communication via interactive communication technology : a symposium. Human Communication Research, 43(4), 415-423. doi:10.1111/hcre.12120||Series/Report no.:||Human Communication Research||Abstract:||This introduction to the special issue describes the impetus for a review of the merger of mass and interpersonal communication processes in light of recent developments in communication technologies. It reviews historical arguments about the need for integration in theorizing about communication processes. Then, it discusses the potential for communication technologies to combine mass and interpersonal communication in ways that obviate the traditional distinction between both types, and how interactive communication technology offers unprecedented analytic approaches for research. Finally, it previews the 11 essays that follow by identifying 4 types of convergence of mass and interpersonal communication: concurrence, integration, transformation, and evolution.||URI:||https://hdl.handle.net/10356/85484
|ISSN:||0360-3989||DOI:||10.1111/hcre.12120||Rights:||© 2017 International Communication Association. All rights reserved. This paper was published in Human Communication Research and is made available with permission of International Communication Association.||Fulltext Permission:||open||Fulltext Availability:||With Fulltext|
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