[[Air-l] TalkBacks]

Joanie McCollom joanie at stanfordalumni.org
Wed Jul 16 13:06:06 PDT 2003


Hi,

This definitely happens in Malaysia, where the press is very controlled. This
activity is part of my PhD dissertation, which I am currently writing. (We can
talk more offline about overlaps in our work, if you're interested.) 

I don't think we see it as much on CNN because by and large American audiences
believe their media to be free and thus are less critical of what they read. 

-joanie


Jacob Hecht <hecht_j at netvision.net.il> wrote:
> Dear Friends,
> 
> 
> 
> In Israel "talk-backing" is quite common over the net. That is public
> responses to news items, which are published in a newsgroup's "string"
> style. I haven't seen this phenomena on news websites (e.g CNN.com ;
> nytimes.com) and was wondering:
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> 
> 
> a) Are "talk backs" practiced in other countries?
> 
> b) What is the origin of this activity?
> 
> c) Are there references which discuss this form of communication?
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> Hoping to hear from you…
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Jacob Hecht, Ph.D
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