Media Studies- 403

I Think, Therefore I Can

Although my time in the communication’s department hasn’t been the most extensive, the knowledge I have gained in that short time is some of the most useful information I have been given in my entire college career. My professors are supplying me with theories and processes that I can then apply to my professional and everyday… Continue reading I Think, Therefore I Can

Media Studies- 403

I Saw the Sign: A Semiotic Analysis

Advertisements are everywhere! On the Internet, television, newspapers, magazines, billboards, everywhere a person looks there are advertisements. But what are these advertisements really doing? How are they attempting to sell their products to consumers? What is really in an advertisement? To answer these questions, I will be performing a semiotic analysis. For this analysis, I… Continue reading I Saw the Sign: A Semiotic Analysis

Media Studies- 403

The Art of Interpreting the Art of Communication

American journalist Sydney Harris once said, “The two words information and communication are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.” There is a reason that it is called the “art of communication.” The key word here being art, and just as with paintings and stories, interpretation is a major… Continue reading The Art of Interpreting the Art of Communication