Master of Arts in Media and Communication Plan II Graduate Projects
Baby Mama – Baby Daddy Drama An Ethnography of Communication on Black Co-parenting Talk on YouTube
As co-parenting research continues to emerge, it is important that we include the experiences of Black families in the literature. This project attempts to explore co-parenting talk among Black mothers and fathers on YouTube through Ethnography of Communication (EOC). This EOC analyzed the genres, topics, purposes, settings, keys, participants, message form and content , and act sequences of 100 YouTube videos. From this analysis, a list of recommendations for optimal co-parenting were presented as well as four co-parenting communication roles; Aggressor, Cooperator, Supervisor, and Shifter. This project concludes with a discussion on some of the key observations made during the EOC, and how research on co-parenting communication through a cultural lens, could benefit families directly.
Plan II Graduate Project
Laura Stafford, Ph.D.
Alberto Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Whickum, Rosalyn, "Baby Mama – Baby Daddy Drama An Ethnography of Communication on Black Co-parenting Talk on YouTube" (2020). Master of Arts in Media and Communication Plan II Graduate Projects. 13.
Communication Technology and New Media Commons, Critical and Cultural Studies Commons, Interpersonal and Small Group Communication Commons, Social Media Commons, Speech and Rhetorical Studies Commons