Communication studies has a lot to say about media where they come from and how

Communication studies has a lot to say about media

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Communication studies has a lot to say about media, where they come from and how they’re used To understand media today is to understand where they come from and how they’ve been used in the past All media are borne out of a series of social, technical, and economic relationships Media are themselves actors in the social, technical, and economic relationships Communication studies is not as interested in questions of effectiveness as it is in questions of form, content, and society Metadiscourse: the vocabulary used to describe verbal and textual forms of communication A theoretical understanding of communication can inform the language we use & the approach we take to framing questions of public interest Media literacy A term most often used in the context of media education It applies equally to the study of textual interpretation, context and ideology, and audience What skills do we need to be active and informed citizens in a changing media environment? We need media literacy to maintain things that need to be valued and respected. Effective communication understands that all ideas come in response to others
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It’s imperative that we take the time to become effective listeners as well as writers “The central piece of advice in this book- that we listen carefully to others, including those who disagree with us, and then engage with them thoughtfully and respectfully- can help us see beyond our own pet beliefs, which may not be shared by everyone” (p. 16)
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