Congratulations to RSTC doctoral candidate Clancy Ratliff, whose
research on blogs is mentioned in this month's College newsletter.
Serving Urban Communities
New Communication Political blogs received a lot of attention last fall, but blogs exist on all kinds of subjects. Clancy Ratliff, a Rhetoric Ph.D candidate, is currently writing a thesis about gender, punditry and weblogs. Her research has made her a valuable source for those interested in this new form of communication. The Philadelphia Inquirer recently quoted her thoughts on baby blogs, but she says blogs have a wide impact on communication. Ratliff says, "Blogs are exposing and changing existing assumptions of what political discourse is and which issues are political."