March 7, 2005

Research on Blogging

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."

Posted by rhetoric at 9:31 AM