SECOND SEMESTER, 2019/2020 SESSION A192 SCCA 1023 COMMUNICATION THEORY Group D Group Assignment (Pair) ASSIGNMENT I PREPARED FOR: LECTURER NUREDAYU OMAR PREPARED BY: NO NAME MATRIC NUMBER 1 CHENG JING MIN 262580 2 LOH JIA WEN 263377 SUBMISSION DATE: JUNE 11, 2020
PHOTOJOURNALISTS ARE RISKING THEIR LIVES TO CAPTURE THE PANDEMIC New York (CNN Business) In a video shot from her hospital bed where she is recovering from Covid-19, Austin American-Statesman photojournalist Lola Gomez described the predicament that photographers like herself face as they cover the pandemic. "Even though the reporters are working from home, photographers can't work from home," Gomez said in the video posted to Facebook on April 1. "We, my team, is working out there, to report the community everything that is happening now, risking their lives, literally, so be kind with them when you see them out there." Newsrooms across the US have closed their offices in the wake of coronavirus outbreak to create the social distancing needed to slow the spread of the deadly illness. But while many journalists can do their jobs remotely — through phone calls, video calls and Slack messages — photographers continue to put themselves in harm's way to capture the pandemic from the front lines. Source: QUESTIONS: 1. State a suitable group based communication theory that could explain the above case. (2 marks) 2. Discuss how the theory can be applied in addressing the problem of working in a group in this testing time. (8 marks) ANSWER: 1. The suitable group based communication theory that could explain the case above is Adaptive Structuration Theory . 2. In 1990, Marshall Scott Poole and his colleagues have been studied the application of structuration principles to the communication field. Their theory has been called adaptive structuration theory to explain how task groups use information technology.
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- Sociology, Anthony Giddens, structuration, Structure and agency