Donald Trump: Hot Persona for a Cool Medium

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, perhaps one of the most respected scholars on political rhetoric in the electronic age, must be scratching her head right now. Back in the 1980s she explained the popularity of Ronald Reagan by saying he had mastered the “cool” medium of television with his winsome persona. So how does one explain Trump’s […]

Just Another Day in America: On Location with the Latest Spectacle in the Global Village

On December 3, 2015, Matt Lauer opened the Today Show in California, when only several hours earlier he had been sitting comfortably in his New York studio. While we were all sleeping NBC flew him and a camera crew across the country so we could watch events of the latest mass killings unfold on location. […]

The Trending Now Treadmill

We mentioned earlier in the year that Read Schuchardt would be speaking as part of Christ Community Church’s TrendingNow Series. Here is the video from his presentation. In it, Dr. Schuchardt analyzes the so-called “better quality of life” provided by technology in the post-digital-explosion age. Are we really improving quality of life through technology? He proposes […]

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