Communication Matters: The NCA Podcast
NCA‘s Learning Outcomes in Communication Project

NCA‘s Learning Outcomes in Communication Project

November 11, 2021

When students complete a program of study in Communication, what should they know, understand, and be able to do? Today’s episode addresses NCA's Learning Outcomes in Communication (LOC) project, which sought to answer this question.

Environmental Communication

Environmental Communication

October 28, 2021

Hear from scholars José Castro-Sotomayor, Edward Maibach, and Bridie McGreavy as they delve into environmental communication.

Communication in a Changing World: Navigating Relationships During and Post Pandemic

Communication in a Changing World: Navigating Relationships During and Post Pandemic

October 14, 2021

This special episode of Communication Matters is the second in the two-part “Communication & Resilience: COVID in Contexts” series presented by NCA. In this episode, the guests will explore interpersonal relationships and social support in the context of COVID-19, both in and outside the classroom.

NCA 107th Annual Convention

NCA 107th Annual Convention

September 23, 2021

This year’s convention will represent a return to our traditional face-to-face format after last year’s virtual convention. In this episode, NCA First Vice President and Primary Program Planner Roseann Mandziuk discusses the upcoming gathering.

NCA Center for Communication, Community Collaboration, and Change

NCA Center for Communication, Community Collaboration, and Change

September 9, 2021

This episode focuses on the NCA Center for Communication, Community Collaboration, and Change, or CCCC, which is currently hosted by the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Addressing Ableism and Disabilities in the Communication Classroom

Addressing Ableism and Disabilities in the Communication Classroom

August 19, 2021

Hear from Communication scholars Jim Cherney, Janell Johnson, Nathan Stewart, and Sophia Maier about Communication research related to ableism and disabilities, as well as some best practices for classroom and campus accessibility and inclusion.

COVID 19 Conspiracy Theories

COVID 19 Conspiracy Theories

August 5, 2021

Communication professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Research Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center Daniel Romer discuss their recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research about how social media, mainstream media, and conservative media have influenced beliefs in COVID-19 conspiracy theories and intentions to wear a mask or get a vaccine.

Fourth of July

Fourth of July

July 1, 2021

Hear from Communication professors Carlnita P. Greene, Amber E. Kinser, Ascan F. Koerner, and Audra K. Nuru as they address the Fourth of July and holiday gatherings broadly, including the relationship between food and nationality, the burdens that family meals can place on women, family communication related to celebrations, and the changes in family gatherings because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anti-Bullying

Anti-Bullying

June 17, 2021

Hear from Communication professors Garry Bailey, Christina S. Beck, and Stacy Tye-Williams about bullying at school and in the workplace, cyberbullying, and the role that gender, race, ethnicity, and culture play in bullying.

NCA Book Award Winners: Highlight of Terrorizing Gender and Homeland Maternity

NCA Book Award Winners: Highlight of Terrorizing Gender and Homeland Maternity

June 3, 2021

This episode highlights two books that received awards at last year’s convention. Mia Fischer discusses Terrorizing Gender: Transgender Visibility and the Surveillance Practices of the U.S. Security State, winner of NCA’s 2020 Diamond Anniversary Book Award, and Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz addresses Homeland Maternity: U.S. Security Culture and the New Reproductive Regime, winner of NCA’s 2020 James A. Winans-Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address.

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