Communication Matters: The NCA Podcast is the podcast of the National Communication Association. Recorded from our National Office in Washington, DC, the podcast discusses emerging scholarship, established theory, and new applications, all exploring just how much Communication Matters—in our classrooms, in our communities, and in our world.
Expanding Educational Opportunities Beyond the Classroom
23:09NCA past President Judy Pearson pledges $1 million to St. Cloud State University’s Communication Department. In this special episode of Communication Matters, Judy and Jeff Ringer, department chair, reflect on how Judy’s time in the program shaped her career, and explore the opportunities this gift will create for the department and its future students.
55:43What are the possibilities for reforming graduate education, including preparing Ph.D. students for job opportunities outside of the academy and the implications of career diversity or alt-ac careers for graduate education? This episode features a conversation on alt-ac careers with Communication Scholar Shantel Martinez, Professor Sarah J. Tracy, and Graduate Student Marco Dehnert.
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Tips for Getting Published in an Academic Journal
43:18Communication Professor Karrin Vasby Anderson joins the podcast to answer common questions related to successfully preparing and submitting manuscripts. The conversation will touch on how to write and edit your manuscript to meet the highest standards, how to choose an appropriate journal for your work, and how to handle feedback during the peer review process.
Special Issues Highlight Communication Studies from African Perspectives
45:38This episode addresses two new special issues of NCA’s Review of Communication that focus on the Communication discipline’s lack of attention to scholarship by African scholars, from African perspectives, and about Africa. Special issue editors and Communication professors Godfried A. Asante and Jenna N. Hanchey join the podcast.
Connections Between Communication and Psychology
59:31In this episode, NCA Executive Director Shari Miles-Cohen speaks with University of Maryland, Baltimore’s first Chief Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer and Vice President Diane Forbes Berthoud on the connections between Communication and Psychology.
Communication in a Changing World: Navigating Relationships During and Post Pandemic
1:02:08This 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.