Object of Study.Comm-Media

Object of Study.Comm-Media - The Objects of Our Attention:...

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Introduction to Media Ted Magder The Objects of Our Attention: Communication and Media
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OVERVIEW Communication  definitions and their consequences Media  demarcating a field of study
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The Totality of Communication  “Every cultural pattern and every single act of social behavior involve communication in either an explicit or implicit sense.” Edward Sapir, 1931 “All the symbols of the mind together with all the means of preserving them in time.” Charles Cooley, 1909 “Every society is held together by certain modes and patterns of communication which control the kind of society it is” Neil Postman, 1977
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What is Communication? “a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs and behaviors” Webster’s Dictionary
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The Transmission or Transportation  Model  WHO, Says WHAT, in WHICH CHANNEL, to WHOM, with WHAT EFFECT? Harold Lasswell 1930s
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