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COMM 2500 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Standpoint Theory, Feminist Epistemology, Sensemaking

COMMUNICATION THEORIES STANDPOINT THEORY • An achieved position based on social location that ends an interpretive aspect to a person’s life • Provides framework for understanding • Everyday people are the focus NANCY H...

Communications
COMM 2500
Brooks Decillia
COMM 2500 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Neil Postman, Frankfurt School, Culture Industry

CULTURAL CRITIQUES Frankfurt School:  A starting point for cultural critiques  ‘Culture now encompasses the same stamp on everything’  ‘Freedom to choose what is always the same’  Commodities of c...

Communications
COMM 2500
Brooks Decillia
COMM 2500 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Intact Dilation And Extraction, Preferred Frame, Iran Air

FRAMING JAMES TANKARD  “The central organizing idea for news content that supplies a context and suggests what the issue is through a use of selection, emphasis, exclusion and elaboration.” FRAMING  M...

Communications
COMM 2500
Brooks Decillia
COMM 2500 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Content Analysis, Mass Media, Denis Mcquail

AGENDA-SETTING AGENDA-SETTING BASIC IDEA • News agenda determines the public agenda • News media cues public’s focus • Media don’t tell pubic what to think, but what to think about SIGNIFICANCE • Agenda-setting = respon...

Communications
COMM 2500
Brooks Decillia
COMM 2500 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Paul Lazarsfeld, George Gerbner, Stalagmite

USE AND GRATIFICATION ASSUMPTIONS • Audiences are not passive – they use media, not viceversa. • Audience requirements considered a major intervening factor in the study of media effects. • Significant influence on theor...

Communications
COMM 2500
Brooks Decillia
COMM 2500 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Ideal Speech Situation, John Stuart Mill, Frankfurt School

THE PUBLIC SPHERE JÜRGEN HABERMAS • German family – Nazi inclina1ons • Became aware of the horrifying events of Nazi Germany and became very critical. • Studied philosophy • Influenced by Marxism and Adorno and Horkheime...

Communications
COMM 2500
Brooks Decillia
COMM 2500 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Ferdinand De Saussure, Roland Barthes, Charles Sanders Peirce

SEMIOTICS SEMIOTICS DEFINED • Study of signs & symbols • How signs and symbols get used to communicate and develop meaning PROS OF SEMIOTICS • Breaks down message • Examine messages separately and in relationship • Exam...

Communications
COMM 2500
Brooks Decillia
COMM 2500 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: George Herbert Mead, Symbolic Interactionism, Oberlin College

SYMBOLIC INTERACTIONISM GEORGE HERBERT MEAD (1863-1931 ) • Was born in Massachusetts and entered Oberlin College at the age of 16. • After graduation, earned his graduate degree from Harvard. • Taught philosophy and psyc...

Communications
COMM 2500
Brooks Decillia
COMM 2500 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Tzvetan Todorov, Vladimir Propp, Roland Barthes

NARRATIVE THEORY • How are stories usually told? • What universal characteristics exist? NARRATIVE THEORIES • Vladimir Propp • Roland Barthes • Tzvetan Todorov • Claude Levi-Strauss BARTHES - SERIES OF CODES • Action c...

Communications
COMM 2500
Brooks Decillia
COMM 2500 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Rhetorical Question, Scientific Literature, Inductive Reasoning

RHETORIC SHORT INTRODUCTION TO RHETORIC • Rhetoric = the art of persuasive language • Writers and speakers use rhetoric to convince their audiences to do something or think something • We use rhetoric every day! We use i...

Communications
COMM 2500
Brooks Decillia
COMM 2500 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Steven Lukes, Max Horkheimer, Antonio Gramsci

COMMUNICATION POWER Media power  We study the media because we are concerned about their power: we fear it, we decry it, we adore it. The power of definition, of incitement, of enlightenment, of seduc...

Communications
COMM 2500
Brooks Decillia
COMM 2501 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Interactive Pager, Jon Postel, Steve Wozniak

INTERNET INTERNET AND WWW • First, what is the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web? • Internet is like a restaurant. • And the Web is like the most popular dish. • Internet is the m...

Communications
COMM 2501
Ian Tennant
COMM 2501 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: John Logie Baird, David Sarnoff, American Inventor

TELEVISION HISTORY • January, 1926, in London, England. • John Logie Baird unveils the “first working television” (Wu, 2010, p. 136). • His invention transported images over a filament thanks to a big s...

Communications
COMM 2501
Ian Tennant
COMM 2501 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Ckua Radio Network, Spectrum Management, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

RADIO RADIO IN CANADA • The first commercial broadcasting license in Canada was awarded in 1922, and within a year, 34 stations were operating in every province except Prince Edward Island and Nova S...

Communications
COMM 2501
Ian Tennant
COMM 2501 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Johannes Gutenberg, Walter J. Ong, Movable Type

MEDIA HISTORY ADVENT OF LANGUAGE • Growth of agriculturally-based society leads to the need for record-keeping — 8000 BCE • Moving away from oral culture • Stamp seals — 4000 BCE • Concepts of ...

Communications
COMM 2501
Ian Tennant
Permachart - Marketing Reference Guide: Business Communication, Human Communication, Jargon

Communication Success 2 Communication Success 3 permacharts TM ...

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