Discussion. Dialogue, and Discourse| Doing the Talk: Discussion, Dialogue, and Discourse in Action — Introduction

Uta Russmann, Anne B. Lane



Discussion, dialogue, and discourse have long been regarded as important concepts across a range of communication-related disciplines such as public relations, organizational communication, interpersonal communication, and strategic management. These concepts are becoming even more significant with the increasing use of social media and other forms of online communication by organizations and their publics/stakeholders/citizens. This Special Section of the International Journal of Communication presents theoretical frameworks and propositions, methodological approaches, and empirical findings that add to the understanding of discussion, dialogue, and discourse.


dialogue, discourse, discussion, normative approaches, methods

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