This tenth volume in the Communication Yearbook Series conforms to the established format of a series of essays, reviews, and commentaries followed by a selection of the best offerings from lCA's 1986 divisional paper competitions. Each of the 40 papers in Communication Yearbook 10 was reviewed by at least 2 of the 57 members of the CY Editorial Board; the divisional selections were reviewed first by paper selection committees in each of lCA's 10 divisions and 2 interest groups. More than 70 people were involved in this blind reviewing process at the divisional level.