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My Mass Communication Reflection

Updated on March 23, 2015

Mass communication is a process in which a person, group of people, or an organization sends a message through a channel of communication to a large group of anonymous and heterogeneous people and organizations.

— Education Portal

Create a post reflecting on your mass communication consumption and habits. You may consider and express feelings about topics such as how mass communication affects your everyday life and what (if anything) you find problematic about your mass communication consumption. You should also express specific outcomes you want to achieve in this course and how the content provided in the course will be relevant to you both personally and professionally.

“Mass communication is a process in which a person, group of people, or an organization sends a message through a channel of communication to a large group of anonymous and heterogeneous people and organizations” (What Is Mass Communication, 2012). There are many advantages and disadvantages to mass communication. Mass communication has allowed people to communicate easier with friends, family, and with potential employers. Mass communication has also proven to be an easy source of entertainment. However mass communication can also cause distorted perceptions of the real world, misunderstandings due to a lack of voice cues and body language, and can cause opinion to be interpreted as fact. Mass communication is a wide area of study that has evolved to the point that it affects the daily lives of many people.

While I am not obsessed with mass communication and social media it has come to affect my daily life. I do not spend hours staring at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or Pinterest, but I do find myself on these sites much more than I did two years ago. I tend to check my Facebook in the morning while I’m having breakfast, before I go to work, and at night some times before I go to sleep. I never spend more than ten to twenty minutes on Facebook at a time; I normally just check to see if any of my friends have posted anything and to check if any interesting articles were posted. If one of my friends posted something, I normally comment on it. I also often find myself clicking on the links to articles that are posted on Facebook; I commonly read the articles the Movie Pilot posts of Facebook. I personally feel that my use of mass communication isn’t unhealthy as of yet, but I do see how it would be easy to spend hours at a time doing nothing other than reading other people’s posts and articles that have been posted.

The main thing I find most problematic about mass communication is the difficulty in distinguishing fact from fiction. For instance many of the articles posted to Facebook read as if they are fact based, but they are in fact only based on someone’s opinion. I now only read articles from Facebook that are for entertainment purposes or are from a reliable source. It would be helpful if Facebook and other mass communication platforms would label articles based on their reliability.

It is my hope that this course will not only help me towards achieving a minor in communication, but also in being more aware of mass communication. I know that there are many forms of mass communication that I do not utilize to their fullest extent. An example of this is my Twitter account that I barely use because I am unware of how to utilize it affectively. I also hope that this course will teach me how to use mass communication in ways outside of my communication with my friends and family. I would like to know how to use these platforms for scholarships, obtaining a job, and for communication in the career world.


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