Communication 121 Notes 1-30-08

Communication 121 Notes 1-30-08 - Communication 121 1/30/08...

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Communication 121 1/30/08 How do we make sense of media content? Media = Plural Medium = One How do we make sense of media content? Media + psychological In what ways do media influence the way we communicate? Helps us understand “us” versus the rest of the world Gives us shortcuts to thinking, identity, belonging, ect. Creates a common ground What is the relationship of media in our personal psychology? Like a window, media helps us frame reality Like a mirror, media reflects ourselves and society (and like a mirror, sometimes distorts the image Definitions Media means to come between a sender and a receiver of a message “mediate” a message Media comes from the word media Clothes tell a lot about us. We judge people on what they wear. Mass Media and Personal Media Mass media-Large institutions that packaged information for a lot of people Personal Media- ipods Cell phones. Makes us decide on things on our personal preferences Human communication takes place:
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Intra personal: We communicate with ourselves (Thinking, the values we have, ect.) Subtle thoughts within our heads that tells us to do certain things
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