Communication studies is a multifaceted academic field that deals with the production, transmission, and consumption of symbols and messages through different media and in different contexts. Because communication is a primary activity in the social life of humans, communication processes encompass a wide range of activities, including speech and face-to-face conversation, journalism and news making, uses in mass media and consumption, interaction using new media, and professional and political communication.

Although the way people communicate with one another has been the subject of reflection since ancient times, organic studies of communication mainly developed in the twentieth century and only took on the form of a discipline after World War II. Today, communication studies is an interdisciplinary field that embraces several theories and methodologies in both the ...

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