Communicators in education may benefit from checking out the resources offered by The Society for New Communications Research, a non-profit think tank that studies new communications tools, technologies and emerging modes of communication — blogs, wikis, RSS, podcasts, and collaborative tools. SNCR examines the growing phenomena of participatory communications and their effect on traditional media, marketing, public relations and advertising, as well as their broader impact on business, politics, entertainment, culture. . . and . . . education.
New Communications Review features commentary from SNCR research fellows and other industry experts, as well as news, new products and services announcements, case studies and whitepapers, and a podcast directory.
In the current issue Elizabeth Albrycht offers ten tips for social bookmarking, tagging and folksonomies; Giovanni Rodriguez and Neville Hobson offer commentary; Tom Foremski considers the evolution of the new media, and Phil Gomes suggests a “new focus” for PR.
SNCR will sponsor New Communications Forum 2006 March 1-3 in Palo Alto, CA.