Can anyone add content to this site?
Yes. This website is designed as a clearinghouse for information, meaning that as you have information to share about relevant topics, you can post it directly to the site yourself. Of course, as with all sites, comments that are really spam (irrelevant and/or inappropriate content, especially ads) will be deleted. But any comments about your own research, teaching or study abroad opportunities, conferences, awards, etc. are appropriate so long as they have something to do with helping communication scholars in different countries find one another. See the home page for details about the Center’s mission and objectives.
How do I contribute content to this site?
As a comment. A brief explanation: this website is a blog. In a blog, a “page” is distinguished from a “post” or a “comment.” On this site at this time, the main content is put onto “pages” organized by content (see list at right). Short-term notes (such as a particular job announcement or study abroad opportunity, description of an event or particular award) are added as “posts” (only some of these are listed at right since there are so many). Only the owner of the site (the Center) can contribute either pages or posts. However, everyone is able to make “comments” – and these can be on any topic. Simply click on the link to create a comment at the bottom of the relevant page or post.
How do I find the content that interests me?
The navigation bar at the top organizes the pages – be sure to check if a label works as a pull-down menu (so that “Databases” actually includes many different pages, and “Who we are” includes both information about everyone connected with the Center, and then a separate page just on the Director). Pages and posts are also listed on the right. “Categories” and “tags” are designed to help classify content (and all of these are listed at the bottom of the page), but only work for posts, not pages or comments. It is also possible to “search” for a particular word or phrase.
What parts of the site does the search engine cover?
Posts and pages are equally searchable (see box at top right). Comments are NOT searchable, however, so it is important to put them on the most relevant page so others can easily find them!
What does “archives” mean?
In a blog, the archives sorts posts by the month in which they are written. In this way, newcomers to a blog can catch up on what has happened historically. However, pages and comments are not archived, meaning changes to the basic pages (which are made every few days on this blog) or comments made by others (made at any time) cannot be shown in this list.
Who are the people behind the Center?
See Who we are for all staff and advisory board members; see Director for further details about the Center’s Director. Use the information on the Contact page if you want to reach us.