Category Archives: Media

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.

breaking badMedia does bring us together.  Most of us remember where we were for the Breaking Bad finale.  At least 10.3 million of us do.  Media brought us all together.  As does the Super Bowl each year.

Many of you were too young to remember 9-11 with much detail.  But I’m sure you 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