Category Archives: COM 207 Intro Communication Studies

Power and Communication

Power influences our communication

It defines much of our communication and why we do what we do. There may be many reasons why you and I show up for this class each class period. Some of those reasons deal with power.

  • You are reading this blog because I said it is part of an assignment where you can earn points toward a final grade
  • You are taking this class because someone paid your tuition and they expect you to show up for class in exchange
  • I show up because, if I don’t, the university will dock pay from my check or they may even fire me

What are some other reasons why you show up for class that deal with power? Continue reading Power and Communication

Media brings us together, yet isolates us at the same time

Media permeates your lives.  Many of you can’t live without your music.  Some of you have developed friendships playing video games.  You may have met the love of your life via the Internet.  Others can cite television shows or movies that have changed their outlook on life.

Media does bring us together.  Many of us remember where we watched HBO’s Game of Thrones finale in May 2019.  Over 13 million of us watched it live.  Over 19 million watched if you count streaming and replays.

The Big Bang Theory also had its finale in May 2019.  Variety says 18 million of us gathered around the television set to watch.

Media brought us together.  As does the Super Bowl each year.

Many of you were too young to remember 9-11 with much detail.  But you may remember the feeling generated by the hours of television coverage. Media brought a nation together. Continue reading Media brings us together, yet isolates us at the same time