August 2, 2014

Media Institution

Unofficial seal of the United States Congress

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The media institution has a lot of share with the world, so long as people are listening.

Media and Communications

Media and Communications, it sounds modern doesn’t it, but we’ve all been doing it for thousands of years (well, not us individually you understand). Man has been communicating with each other for thousands of years, by grunt, by picture and by gesture. Over the last hundred years or so methods of media and communications has excelled beyond our wildest dreams. Not to be outdone, the youngsters of today are quickly developing their own private methods of media and communication. Now we rely on e-mail, texting, and virtual messaging in order to hold a conversation. Even the way we receive outside media, from radio, to internet, to satellite t.v., which allows us to watch any football game we want, as long as we have Direct TV. Where will it all end?

Developing Communications Policy

Some communications policies kind of develop themselves, we all have our own special way of leaving notes for the family now don’t we? Under the fridge magnet, or maybe leaving a little love note in the lunchbox between the ham sandwiches. In business, it is important to develop communications policies between staff and customers. Without communication, how is one half supposed to know what they other half is doing?

First Amendment Rights in Communications

The First Amendment clearly states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances,” or words to that effect. Does that mean we can say whatever we like then? Absolutely not.

Defending First Amendment Rights

Some people have the guts and character to stand up for what they believe in, and others watch! Defending First Amendment Rights is vital for those people who have a little more backbone than maybe the rest of us and stand up for what is right (in their opinion anyway).

Communication Policy Issues

When communication breaks down, all hell lets loose. How many of the worlds disasters could have been averted through better communication, never mind the world, how many marriages and relationships have broken down irreparably through a failure to communicate? Communication policies are vital; we must keep talking, blah blah blah.

Importance of Freedom of Speech

Without Freedom of Speech the world would be a very different place. Many of the turning points in history have been marked by an unforgettable speech, Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream”, Patrick Henry’s “Give me Liberty, or Give me Death.” Where would we have been without it?

Careers in Media and Communications

Careers in Media and Communications cover a multitude of opportunities. This page takes a light hearted look at some of the opportunities available, and some of the qualities you will need to be a success. Whether it’s presenting, filming, photographing or writing, you might just find something that will suit your talents perfectly.

Future of Communications

Communications has come such a long way, but are we really in a position to predict the future? Extremely educated geeky types are working hard to improve what we’ve already got but what’s next? I don’t know, we’ll just have to wait and see.

Media and Communications Links

Here you’ll find lots of links to proper sites about media and communications, hopefully to help you find out all you could ever want to know.