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Recommended programs in Communication Technology [Oct. 22nd, 2007|12:05 am]
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Hi all:

I'm starting to investigate PhD programs and finding some great resources, but it's always nice to hear the anecdotes and opinions of others.

What PhD programs would you consider a good bet for someone interested in communication technology? Specifically - Internet research, online communities and communication, media/fandom culture. If it helps, I'm a big fan of the work of Nancy Baym and Joseph Walther, looking at folks who generally ID as Communication scholars, but a lot of "Media Studies" and "Gender Studies" academics end up doing things that interest me as well. A PhD in Media Studies vs. a pure Communication program is not out of the question, either.

What programs come to mind, considering this? Any thoughts or suggestions for investigation would be appreciated.
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[User Picture]From: coaldustcanary
2007-10-23 04:25 am (UTC)
Though I've personally been more of a happily fluffy qualitative researcher, Walther's work was some of the first I read on CMC as an undergrad and it's really helped define my understanding of the topic and inspired a lot of my own fumbling early attempts at research. I may have to get over my "aw, shucks" shyness and send him an email. :)

Even if I was of a more quantitative bent, I'm pretty sure that I'm just not outstanding enough to get into MSU, though it's a tempting thought!
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