Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorEnglish, Kristin Nicole
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T19:58:46Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T19:58:46Z
dc.date.issued2011-05
dc.identifier.otherenglish_kristin_n_201105_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/english_kristin_n_201105_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/27116
dc.description.abstractThe culture of communication has changed with the introduction of emergent communication technology. Tools such as Facebook, Twitter, and various blogs have changed the way we communicate. This study examines how politicians perceive and utilize these tools in their relationships with young citizens through the lens of dialogic theory. Through interviews, this dissertation reveals support for previous research indicating the lack of interactivity used by political communicators in their online communication. Results from the experimental phase indicated an overall lack of support for hypotheses raised. Future research calls for more in-depth study of dialogic theory and further examination of how emergent communication can provide insight into how to manage relationships between political campaigns and their young citizen constituents.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectDialogic theory
dc.subjectInteractivity
dc.subjectPolitical public relations
dc.subjectPolitical engagement
dc.subjectPolitical information efficacy
dc.subjectEmergent communication technology
dc.subjectSocial networking
dc.subjectSocial media
dc.titleChatting with digital natives
dc.title.alternativean analysis of how political communicators and young citizens interact with emergent communication technology
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentGrady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
dc.description.majorMass Communication
dc.description.advisorRuthann Lariscy
dc.description.committeeRuthann Lariscy
dc.description.committeeSpencer Tinkham
dc.description.committeeKaye D. Sweetser
dc.description.committeeBarry Hollander
dc.description.committeeAudrey Haynes


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record