I have to say that 2001-2002 has been quite a year. The events of September 11th, the volatility of the stock market, and the reactions of the American people to these events show a real change in the cultural atmosphere. That change is reflected in this year's Annual~ as well. The essays are certainly not "typical." And, yet, they certainly do yield interesting insight to the field. I might even go so far as to say that this issue reflects an educational risk, a departure from the norm of academic scholarship. This seems fitting in a year when what was "taken-for-granted" is no longer. I hope you enjoy what you read. But, more than that, I hope it challenges you to think differently about the basic course, about journalistic scholarship, and about the way we -- the professorate -- relate to our students and with each other.
Sellnow, Deanna D.
Basic Communication Course Annual: Vol. 15
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