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Two Podcasts about Audience from MIT

Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 9, 2012 - 1:26pm

Podcasts about Audience from MIT:


Who are We Talking To? : Alec Baldwin, Netflix, and the Difficulty in Locating Audience

Submitted by John W. Pell on September 30, 2011 - 6:24pm

In the last two weeks I noticed that a number of bloggers, journalists, and executives have released statements via the internet in order to clear up what they perceived to be public misconceptions about their person or corporation. Two of these instances provide excellent material for exploring with undergraduate students the complicated nature of "audience," a term both fraught with uncertainty and essential to the study of rhetoric.


Hearer, Receiver, Audience, Eater...

Submitted by Maxwell on October 10, 2010 - 11:35pm

The role of the audience is central to what I teach my students in their entry-level composition class.


Hubris at "the state college"

Submitted by Jim Brown on December 12, 2007 - 7:06pm

Pictures of Penn State students dressed up as victims of the Virginia Tech students have sparked a bit of controversy. The images circulated on Facebook. To make matters worse, one PSU student named Nathan Jones has said he will "never, ever, ever" apologize. Jones also offered this confusing quotation in a telephone interview with a Virginia News station: