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Global Communication and Media Research


Alexis S. Tan

This book identifies and analyzes priorities, themes, projects and publications in the world’s leading communication research institutes, centers and doctoral programs. It also presents an assessment of the state and future of communication research by prominent international scholars in communication. Using these data sources, the book provides a comprehensive review of communication and media research outside the United States, a critical gap in the literature. It is a useful reference for U.S. and international communication scholars, and can be a textbook for graduate and undergraduate courses in international communication, global communication and communication theories.

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Appendix 4: Invitation Letters to Survey Respondents


E-mail Sent Prior to Questionnaire


Dear Colleague,

By way of introduction, I am the founding director of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication (1996–2006) at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. The School is now a college where I am currently a professor and Special Adviser for Research and Graduate Programs. Our web sites are --------for the Murrow College and ------for Washington State University.

In 2016, I was awarded a publishing contract by Peter Lang Publishers to write a book on Global Mass Communication and Journalism Research, a result of my “winning” a Scholar Sourcing book award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The book will discuss communication research trends in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa from the perspectives of senior scholars in those regions.

To obtain information for the book, I will be sending a brief survey to international scholars asking for assessments of the state of communication research ← 175 | 176 → in their countries and regions. My research team has identified you to be a senior scholar considering your publication record and leadership in a research institute or doctoral program in communication or related field.

I will be sending you a survey in about a week and am respectfully requesting a response. The survey, delivered via Qualtrics in another e-mail from me, should take no more than 15 minutes.

Thank you, and best regards,

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