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Wisdom from the Idea Monkey

It's been suggested that given enough time and a sufficient number of typewriter-equipped monkeys, great ideas can spring to life. The CIOS Idea Monkey can create interesting and provocative new ideas for communication research and rate them for their originality. Perhaps the Idea Monkey's research questions will suggest a useful new direction or research project.

The Idea Monkey works by randomly pairing pivotal concepts identified by the CIOS in its statistical studies and concept analyses of the communication field's literature. Concepts with very high prominence from the field's literature are paired and then the pairings are rated for originality.

Click on a concept in the suggested questions list to explore other contexts in which the concept has been relevant in the communication literature. To search a CIOS database for the pair of concepts, use the form at the bottom of this page. (Note: all searches are based on linguistic roots of search terms.)

The Idea Monkey asks:

How is history related to journalism?
How is journalism related to history?

How do history factors impact the experience of journalism?
How do journalism factors impact the experience of history?

What are the components of history that are relevant to journalism?
What are the components of journalism that are relevant to history?

Idea Monkey's originality rating:

LOW


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