Encyclopedia of Media and Communications Research (2 Volume Set)


Veronica L. Acchols (Editor)

Series: Media and Communications – Technologies, Policies and Challenges
BISAC: BUS070060

This book presents current research in the field of media and communications. Topics discussed include the political use of fear and news reporting; dyadic and social influence on the axelrod model with clever mass media; impact of quality of service assessment in video-conferencing; video-mediated communication and impression formation; design and optimization of antennas using genetic algorithms for wireless communications and multiple antenna coding and signal processing. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Patriotism or Nationalism?: The New York Times’ Discourse of American National Identity after 9/11
(Lu Wei and Sudeshna Roy, College of Media & International Culture, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, and others)

Prosocial Content of Animated Cartoons
(Hugh Klein, Kenneth S. Shiffman, Kensington Research Institute, Silver Spring, Maryland, and others)

Beyond Fear Appeals in Health Messaging: The Example of Smoking Cessation Campaigns
(Amanda Kalaydjian Richardson, Donna Vallone, American Legacy Foundation, Washington D.C.)

The Political Use of Fear and News Reporting in Italy: The Case of Berlusconi’s Media Control
(Massimo Ragnedda, Glenn W. Muschert, University of Sassari, Italy, and others)

The Portrayal of Risky Driving in Popular Action Movies
(Kathleen Beullens, Keith Roe, Jan Van den Bulck, Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium)

Dyadic and Social Influence on the Axelrod Model with Clever Mass Media
(Arezky H. Rodriguez, Y. Moreno, Academia de Matematicas, Universidad Autonoma de la Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, and others)

Effect of Mass Media on Suicidal Behavior in Patients with Psychotic Disorders
(Eduardo J. Aguilar, Soledad Jorge, Ana Rubio, Samuel G. Siris, Clinical University Hospital, Valencia, Spain, and others)

Impact of Quality of Service Assessment in Video-Conferencing: Technologies and Applications
(F. Benedetto, G. Giunta, Digital Signal Processing, Multimedia, and Optical Communications Lab., Dept. of Applied Electronics, University of Roma TRE, Rome, Italy)

Video-Mediated Communication and Impression Formation: An Integrative Review
(Chris Fullwood, Mandy Finn, Psychology Department, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom)

Applications of Videoconferencing Technologies in Bioengineering
(Carlos Dafonte, Ángel Gómez, Diego Ordóñez, Bernardino Arcay, Department of Information and Communications Technologies, University of A Coruña, A Coruña, Spain)

K-12 Educational Videoconferencing Applications in Greece and Cyprus
(Panagiotes S. Anastasiades, Assistant Professor, University of Crete, Department of Education, Rethymnon, Crete)

Providing Quality End-to-End Videoconference Services in IP Networks
(Christos Bouras, Kostas Stamos, Computer Engineering and Informatics Deptartment, University of Patras, Greece, and others)

Utilizing Web-Based Videoconferencing to Improve the Continuum of Care in Long-Term Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment
(Van L. King, Robert K. Brooner, Michael S. Kidorf, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Addiction Treatment Services at Hopkins Bayview, Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

Interactive Videoconferencing (IVC) as a Crucial Factor in K-12 Education: towards a Constructivism IVC Pedagogy Model under a Cross-Curricular Thematic Approach
(Panagiotes S. Anastasiades, Univeristy of Crete, Rethymnon, Crete)

Learning for K-12 Students and Teachers: Theory and Practice
The Conditions for an Effective VC
(Panagiotes S. Anastasiades, University of Crete, Rethymnon, Crete)

Antennas for Wireless Biomedical Devices
(C.P. Figueiredo and P.M. Mendes, Dept. of Industrial Electronics, Univ. of Minho, Campus de Azurem, Guimaraes, Portugal)

Antenna-Lanthanide Complexes: A Growing Technology-Driven Research
(Silvio Quici, Lidia Armelao, Francesco Barigelletti, Marco Cavazzini, Gregorio Bottarod and Gianluca Accorsi, Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie Molecolari (ISTM), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)Milano, Italy, and others)

Design and Optimization of Antennas Using Genetic Algorithms for Wireless Communications
(D. Zhou, R A Abd-Alhameed, C H See and P S Excell, Mobile and Satellite Communications Research Centre, Bradford Univ., Bradford, UK)

Application of SMA Wire Actuators in Flatness Control of Membrane SAR Antennae
(Fujun Peng, Yan-Ru Hu, Xin-Xiang Jiang, Alfred Ng, Spacecraft Engineering Canadian Space Agency, St.-Hubert, QC, Canada, and others)

Multiple Antenna Coding and Signal Processing: Space-Time Coding for Wireless Communications
(S. Manioudakis, Siemens Enterprise Networks, Athens, Greece, A.M. Maras, Dept. of Communication Sciences and Technology, School of Applied Sciences and Technology, Univ. of Peloponnese, Tripolis, Greece)

Resistive Rectangular Patch Antenna with Uniaxial Substrate
(Amel Boufrioua, Electronics Dept., Univ. of Constantine, Constantine, Algeria)

Antennal Sensillar Morphology, Structure and Function in Parasitic Wasps
(Yan Gao, Jining Vocational Technological College, Shangdong, China, Li-Zhi Luo, State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China, Abner Hammond, Dept. of Entomology, Louisiana Agricultural Experimental Station, Baton Rouge, LA)

Measurement of Parameters of the Acoustic Antenna Arising at Braking and Stopping of the Proton Beam in Water and Research of Characteristics of Created Field
(V.B.Bychkov, State Centre of Science the All-Russia Scientific Research Institute of Physicotechnical and Radio Engineering Measurements, Moscow, V.S. Demidov, E.V. Demidova, State Centre of Science Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow)

Optimization of Non-Uniform Linear and Circular Phased Arrays using Genetic Algorithms to Provide Maximum Interference Reduction in Wireless Communication Systems
(Marco A. Panduro, Unidad Academica Multidisciplinaria Reynosa-Rhode, Univ. Autonoma de Tamaulipas (UAT) Carretera Reynosa-San Fernando, Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico)

Time Domain Design of Radiating Structures
(Zbynek Raida, Dept. of Radio Electronics, Brno Univ. of Technology, Brno, Czechia)

Maximum Penetration Depth Study in a Ground Penetrating Radar Survey
(Giovanni Leucci, Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali, Univ. del Salento, via per Monteroni, LECCE)

Synthesis of Aperiodic Linear Phased Antenna Arrays Using the Differential Evolution Method
(David Covarrubias and Marco A. Panduro, CICESE Research Center, B.C. México, Unidad Académica Reynosa Rhode, Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas (UAT) Carretera Reynosa-San Fernando, Reynosa, Tamaulipas, México)


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