I’ve had a short essay published in the Journal of Professional Communication. The essay is about the role of communication in organizational governance, and takes the university as an example of how new media are affecting organizations’ public relations practices and the kind of work that must be done by/through communication.
The journal home page is here, and my essay is in Volume 2, Issue 2.
The link to a PDF of my piece is here.
I started the piece that turned into this essay after reading one too many news items about the same themes in higher education. it’s amusing to read it now, since certain ed-tech themes have come to dominate the discussion so heavily throughout 2012 and 2013. But much of this I’d say is still the same, including the points about rankings, the obsession with whether higher education is “worth it” (and exactly what it’s worth–forms of proof), and the concern with competitive recruiting of (the best) international students.
This post was written for fun as a look at some interesting overlaps between a few theorists and historians whose works I admire: Michel Foucault, Harold Innis, and James Burke.