The Spirit In The Law podcast : testing the democratization and audience behavior of new media broadcasting /
THE SPIRIT IN THE LAW PODCAST: TESTING THE DEMOCRATIZATION
AND AUDIENCE BEHAVIOR OF NEW MEDIA BROADCASTING
Scott L. Lunt
Department of Communications
Master of Arts
This project summary presents the details of a podcast project conducted from April to
December of 2006. The project consisted of the creation of a new Internet-based audio interview
show entitled Spirit In The Law. The interviews were delivered to listeners who requested the
shows via the Internet, and were available to a targeted audience of law students in the United
States and abroad. The show featured interviews with 20 notable attorneys and professionals who
answered questions regarding spiritual values in their professional practice. The project was informed
by two theoretical frameworks: New Media theory and Situational Theory of Publics.
The results, when applying both theoretical frameworks, were mixed. While podcasting did
demonstrate universality, it was hindered by the complexity of traditional radio production roles.
Similarly, it was useful to use the Situational Theory of Publics to help to conceptualize audiences
in groups, but the goals of moving the groups into activity were not completely achieved.
The main objective for the project was to understand more about the opportunities and obstacles
of the new communication technology of podcasting.
School:Brigham Young University
School Location:USA - Utah
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:podcasting religion and law interviewing on radio blogs utah
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