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COMM 1000 Study Guide - Fall 2018, Comprehensive Midterm Notes - Mass Communication, White People, Visual System


Department
Communication and Media Studies
Course Code
COMM 1000
Professor
Kevin Patrick
Study Guide
Midterm

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COMM 1000
MIDTERM EXAM
STUDY GUIDE
Fall 2018

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Email: kpatrick4@fordham.edu
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Monday: 12:30-2pm
Thursdays 12:30-pm
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Types of communication in the photo of car drive in presented:
Two people in the car= body language, physical proximity, emotional intimacy
Cars facing the same direction= reflection of culture (USA 1950s), gathered in the same
place for shared purpose, tradition/community/ritual/customs
Movie= communicating a message to the viewers
Train= smoke conveys movement
Photo shows prosperity and leisure
Historical period→ jet fighter on the screen (cold war)
Technologically advanced
Car as a status symbol
Freight train brining supplies somewhere
Environment, probably warm out because the top is down on the car
Lines of communication:
Locomotive
Automotive features communicate information about performance
Radio side mounted on the car allowing them to hear the movie
Telephone poles/power lines
Media and Communications:
Started in the past→ goes to the future/present day
All new forms of audio/visual media did the same thing (performed the same function)
Added technological clutter→ difficulties/complexity of accessing media
content
We grow up with technology
Universal appeal, but targeting specific audiences as well
Families watching tv
Everyone watched one tv, used to be more communal in the past
Reliant on media
Technological infrastructure→ satellite dish→ dial-up modem→ router→ telephone
system→ wifi
Content producers/production crews
Individual creators/artisans/performers
Streaming services, tv networks/record labels, investors, movie studios, publishers
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