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Unformatted text preview: COM 107: Culture and communication 03/09/2008 15:13:00 Culture- the sum of our shared and contested meanings and experiences communication- contributes to shared meaning and experience by distributing the texts from which we construct meaning thus our media can both reflect and/or construct culture by the meanings and images they contribute to our shared understanding Television-still our dominant storyteller 99% of US households have tv (~112m) 86% of TV HH have cable or satellite o can access up to 565 channels 66% of TV HH have 3 or more sets 54% of kids have TV in bedroom avg. American watches 4 hrs/day o tv on in house for about 7 hrs/day o avg. college student: watches less than 2 hrs/day key determinant of how much you watch? Free time why use media?...
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2008 for the course COM 107 taught by Professor Chock during the Spring '08 term at Syracuse.
- Spring '08