Comm Professor’s Article Hits 70,000 Downloads

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David Lapakko, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, was informed that one of his articles (“Communication is 93% Nonverbal: An Urban Legend Proliferates,” Volume 34 of the Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Journal) has been downloaded almost 70,000 times, making it one of the ten most popular downloads on Cornerstone, a website that houses thousands of articles across multiple disciplines. The article takes issue with the widely-mistaken notion that in communication, meaning is “93 percent nonverbal.” As of last week, the article has been downloaded 69,996 times. You can check out his analysis at