Public Policy Statements Platform

This policy platform contains the positions officially endorsed by the researchers, teachers, and practitioners allied as the National Communication Association on issues vital to human communication. The Association is committed to include within this document only positions: (1) upon which the organization and membership have engaged in ample and careful deliberation; (2) upon which a substantial consensus of supporting knowledge has been developed; (3) addressing issues which have attracted the concerted inquiry of an acknowledged segment of the discipline, and (4) central to the contribution of communication to the health and richness of the human condition, or to the commitments of the membership to the study, teaching, or practice of communication.

Extended Solitary Confinement and Torture (adopted November 2010; Signatories and supporting materials 2010; Supporting materials 2013)  
Digital Divide (approved 1999; amended 2013; Supporting materials; Digital Divide press kit

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