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American Media Notes Matthew Kitsmiller Tuesday, September, 1 2010 Communication Came from the word Shared Communis- Shared 2 Types Verbal Non-Verbal Process of exchanging meanings between individuals through a common set of symbols. Bell Labs developed languages for communication theories and purposes (Math Science Music) Power of Myth MYTH-A fiction or a half truth, especially ones that forms part of ideology of a society. Example: Myth of Racial Superiority (American slavery, Nazi Germany) or the myth of the planter society in the ante-bellum south (Gone With the Wind, Book+Movie) Myth lies at the basis for human society. American myths: City ON A HILL, the organizing myth of the AMERICAN DREAM; land where dreams come true (Disney song When you Wish Upon a Star) Myths are basic to our understanding of our worlds that we must have to sustain us. What we can do is learn what our myths are and how our nation, our culture, developed over the course of 500 years. Myths shape media. Human Communication Factors: Formation of environment Family Pear groups Faith + Values Education Media Knowledge Thursday, September, 3 2010 1. Music 2. Books 3. TV 4. Movies 5. Magazines - People Myth Powers Media
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George Lukas - Star Wars - Themes Good and Evil Control of Destiny When he makes up rules he has to stick with them? Media Knowledge Impact: The greatest power the media have is the new information presented because you don’t have a reason to reject. - Movie Preview - “New super broom” once you see it work you want it. Media knowledge is often wrong and leads to terrible consequence: Jaws and the Great White Shark Decimation - Myth of the unknown - Myth of Terror - Myth of the dark side of the sea - Led to great whites being hunted - Endangered Political: 18 percent of the nation believes President Obama is a Muslim Just before the new medical and comprehensive medical coverage change the law would require death squads in all hospitals determining who would live or die if they were seriously ill. “Muslims don’t believe in Jesus or God” “America was founded by Christians.” “Darwin's discovery of evolution was wrong because people were made in Gods image.” GM plant example - People were wrongly informed because of media. THE WORD Language + Culture Tuesday, September, 7 2010
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www.mtsu.edu/~kblake/1020project.htm 1. The Communication Research Pro * 2. Presenting Questions 8:30am Monday September 13 Very Important The way we talk is the way we choose to be. Like You know what I mean? Sub-Culture Language Bilingual Destruction of Ideas (Words Loose Power) Power of words comes from the individual - Lenses of your eyes - Meanings can change to you - The word nigger - Black to Black :) - White to Black :( Media Impact on Language and Culture The wars over Language: Fear and Suppression -No Japanese in WWII -Japs -Disempower people by using your own language against people who don’t speak it. Canada: French Canada and English Canada
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2010 for the course COM 1020 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Middle Tennessee State University.

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