|Comparison of Two Communication Theorists : 9
comparing the theoretical works of Kenneth Burke to those
of Walt Fisher. Among other things, Burke developed the
theory of "dramatism" which suggests that language itself
makes people capable of moral and ethical action. Each
theorist assessed the role of culture in communications.
Bibliography lists 15+ sources. Burkefis.wps
Theory : In 5 pages the author analyzes a
mock communication episode while discussing persuasive
communication theory. No additional sources cited.
Communication as a Regulatory Process : A 5 page
showing how communication, both verbal and non-verbal,
can regulate behavior. The example used is that of a student
dance demonstration, in which the young dancers are all
either positively or negatively influenced by their mothers
prior to their performance; the paper suggests that this
influences the way they perform. No additional sources cited.
Kenneth Burkes Terministic Screens Applied
Hunt For Red October : A 5 page paper which examines
Kenneth Burkes book, Terministic Screens, to determine
how the film The Hunt For Red October supports the
Burkean position. Bibliography lists 1 source.
Intervention Methods for More Effective Organizational
Communication : A 5 page discussion of the usefulness of
intervention methods in preventing organizational
communication from being obstructed. The survey feedback
method, the use of change agents, and more are discussed.
Several relevant managerial techniques for ensuring a positive
communications environment are examined in great detail. No
Organizational Vs. Media Communications Theory :
A comprehensive 9 page discussion in communications
theory, analyzing the relevance of the above to business
settings. Bibliography lists approximately 20 sources.
Communication In Nonprofit Organizations : This 5
paper describes different communication concepts and
networks as they apply to nonprofit organizations. Topics
include horizontal, hierarchical, vertical and interactive
communication techniques and concepts, among others.
Bibliography lists 5 sources. Commprof.wps
Rectifying Communications Impasses : A 5 page paper
analyzing the organizational communication disconnect of a
rapidly growing business, Lawson Software, that
inadvertently allows their attitudes to lapse into a we vs. they
mentality. The company urged their reluctant managers to
use peer-to-peer training to become facilitators of groups
whose surface purposes were to discuss the internal problems
of the company. The managers, however, realized that all
their internal problems were only facets of one underlying
trouble: an early breakdown of communication both
intragroup and intergroup. One manager said that while
Deming had provided the philosophy, the facilitator approach
at Lawson had provided the means for implementation.
Bibliography lists 4 sources. Impass.wps
Cognitive Communication Theory / Applied To The
Individual : A 4 page essay discussing how cognitive
communication theory can be observed in everyday life of an
individual. Cognitive communication, also referred to as
constructivist theory, has recently been emphasized in mass
media, especially in films but these same precepts are also
true in everyday life. Communication requires cognitive
processing just as it requires the perceiver to construct
meaning. No additional sources cited. Cogtheo.wps
Perceived Understanding : A well-written one page
perceived understanding. Relevant to the study of
communication theory. Commtheo.wps
Uses & Gratifications Approach : Approximately
3 pages of
information on this communications theory which basically
examines the social roles that constrain audience needs,
opportunities, and choices. Part of this file is a "working"
(annotated) bibliography. Commprac.wps