Social Studies- Communication

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* Communication – The process of transmitting verbal, visual or written information from one individual or group to another. * Communiqué –An official announcement issued by government after some negotiation or deliberation about an intent or agreement. * News Agency – An organization that supplies news/information to subscribing newspapers, television stations, magazines and broad casting companies. * Medium – Any means or device used to transfer message from one sender or source to a receiver or audience. (Medium, mode and channel of communication are synonymous in nature.) * Message – Spoken or written information which is transmitted to someone. * Receiver – The person or audience to whom the message is sent. * Sender – The person or source that sends a message.  * Transmission – The process by which electrical signals and messages are sent out by radio, television or any other similar equipment  * Journalism – the occupation of reporting, writing, editing, photographing or broadcasting of news and information in the print or electronic media by a reporter. * Propaganda – the spreading of ideas, information, or rumours for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause or a person. It may be transmitted via a mass medium.  * Censorship – the official control or suppressing of books, letters, news, films on grounds of immorality. * Freedom of expression – the right to express oneself freely in speech or writing without violating any existing law * Freedom of the press – the right of the press to gather and publish or broadcast information, ideas or opinions freely without government interference or prior censorship. * Oral Traditions – cultural practices and ideas handed down through oral communication (stories, speech etc.). * Voice mail – computer based answering machines that records telephone messages and store them in the recipient’s voice mailbox at the telephone exchange. *...
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