Robert R. Agne, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at Auburn University, United States. His research is in the area of language and social interaction with special interests in conversational difficulties and interactant identity. Recent studies have examined topics such as sports talk in radio call-in programs, parasocial interaction in TV character blogs, self-assessment in group interaction, and crisis negotiation in the FBI-Branch Davidian standoff of 1993.
Guillermo Avila-Saavedra, PhD, is Assistant Professor in Communications at Salem State University, United States. His research interests include the relationship between media and identity, Latino media in the United States, and international and inter-cultural communication. His work has appeared in the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Media, Culture and Society, Communication Quarterly, and Mass Communication and Society.
Eli Avraham, PhD, is the head of the public relations program in the Department of Communication, University of Haifa, Israel. He has published numerous articles in professional journals and is the author and co-author of eight award-winning books and monographs, among them: Behind Media Marginality: Coverage of Social Groups and Places in the Israeli Press (2003).
Mary C. Beltrán, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin, United States. Her research is focused on the production ...