Television and the Communication Process
The communication process can best be defined as the guide toward realizing effective communication. Communication can be best summed up as the transmission of a message from a sender to a receiver in a manner which can be understood (Sanchez, 2002). Initially the communication process begins with the sender and ends with the receiver. The process itself consists of several key components, encoding, message, medium of transmission, decoding, and feedback. Effective communication in the world today is crucial to a productive, informative, and educated society.
What are media outlets?
There are several media outlets which utilize the communication process available to society today. These would include newspapers, books, magazines or periodicals, radio, motion pictures, television, and the newest source of all, the internet. All of these are readily available to the American public, but which utilizes the process the best? Television is the media outlet which will be discussed in this paper with effective use of the communication process.
How does television work?
To understand how television is an effective medial outlet for the process of communication you must first understand how the television was developed. The credit for the invention of the television is shared by two individuals, Vladim Zworykin and Philo Farnsworth. Zworykin was a Russian born American who was working for
Westinghouse and Farnsworth was a sixteen year old boy from Utah. Each men developed vital, important parts to the television, essentially a television camera and an electron scanning tube. Farnsworth received a patent for his electron scanning tube in 1930 and the first public demonstration of the television was held in Philadelphia in 1935.
With the onset of World War II the development and interest in the television media outlet was interrupted. The television media outlet was not a part of...