Comm 101 Homework 4

4Aly Pearl
COMM 101
Assignment 4
A.   Mediated communication is often an intervening agent, means, or instrument of media between a message sender and the message receiver that connects them (Lecture 11/4). In my opinion, mediation, in terms of how it differs from non-mediated forms of communication, depends on how the message is relayed and considered.
Mediated communication usually does not include face-to-face communication between two people, it reaches out to a bigger audience. To explain mediation as being impersonal is an accurate bridge into the different forms of mediation (Lecture 11/4). As I learned in lecture, mediated communication can be passive, limited, and general. The passiveness of mediation means that the audience has no control over the content he or she is receiving, almost like the connection just happens. This can be seen in radio, where the listener is just there to listen. Thus making the listener apart of an anonymous general audience (Lecture 11/4).   The limitation in mediated communication can be seen when, exampled in lecture, someone tries to submit a letter to be published in the Daily Wildcat. There is a delay between the editors deciding to publish the story and actually doing so. Therefore, it takes a long time for the person to receive feedback. This is also the case for comedy TV shows; they do not know they are funny to the audience until the ratings come in. However, non-mediated communication is almost automatic feedback. Similar to when Tusing gives a lecture to his class, there is direct feedback.
To continue to compare and contrast mediated and non-mediated communication, one must determine if media is involved and how that message gets across. This can be toiled with when text messaging is involved. Text messaging leaves room for misunderstanding as to how people feel. I have run into this problem where I take a received text the wrong way. That is why when someone needs to express something important that...