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Tuesday, December 6 • 10:55am - 11:15am
Dialog Of Communication

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Society exists as a complex network of roles, stereotypes, and interactions. This is an analytical and theoretical study of three particular roles in society as identified in the communication field. Previous theories have presented one to all three of these different roles in their own realms, and discuss how they might interact. They are the viewer, the communicator, and the artist. This is where this paper begins. By comparing and contrasting these roles as they interact and overlap each other a dialog is generated, producing a detailed image of society. The viewer, classified under the title of ‘consumer’ or ‘audience’, makes up the majority of society. Communicators are the representatives in media who are charged with the task to provided information and/or truth. Finally, the artist, similar to the communicator, speaks to the public by relating to emotional and utilizing symbols. Through content analysis of media and artistic theories the paper discussion centers around sectional individuality and functionality and how the sections interact. The critical thinking point: how society is represented through such lenses as stereotypes, agenda setting, and criticism.


Tuesday December 6, 2016 10:55am - 11:15am
012 Karpen Hall