You have just received two emails, one from your boss or supervisor and one from a coworker. The two emails address the same situation. A minor problem has occurred that you may be responsible for creating. Your boss/supervisor has asked you for a resolution to the problem. Your coworker, who has been affected by this problem, is angry with you and has written an inflammatory email accusing you of creating this problem on purpose.
Interpersonal communication affects more than just us, it impacts others. Our interactions have ethical considerations. Describe a situation that involved an ethical issue and the communication practices that were used to address the issue. There should be a clear definition of what the ethical issue is, and what communication practices were used to address the issue.
Your paper should cite specific examples and provide detailed analysis incorporation reading and textbook material. If outside sources are used, proper citation of the source should be included.
Textbook: Wood, J. T. (2016). Interpersonal communication: Everyday encounters. (8th ed.).Boston, MA:
Communication: Define the problem in your own words.
a. Identify the main idea or problem in the Scenario: Security at All Pine Medical Center
b. Support your choice of the main idea or problem with details and examples.
c. Organize your findings (details & examples) in a logical and coherent format.
As you watch a local news program or read a newspaper, you consume the report of recent events created by professional—and sometimes amateur—writers, editors, and reporters. Regardless of their status, these journalists take time to consider the details of a story and how to present it to you, the news consumer. These details can have a powerful effect on how you perceive local, national, and world events. In this Discussion, you will have an opportunity to become a more savvy news consumer by choosing a news story, determining how it was created, and tracking its “newsworthiness” from the day the story “breaks” through several days afterward.
To prepare for this Discussion:
- Choose a discussion thread based on the topics available this week.
- Each thread will present a different topic for a news story. For the topic stated in your chosen thread, you will find a news story that has the necessary elements for it to be considered news and determine whether the news story will persist or fade away.
- Reflect upon what is considered to be “news” and what is not. How does the definition of news change?
- Consider the multiple modes of mass communication used to deliver news stories. How do you consume news? How does your choice of mode impact how you view local and world events?
For this Discussion, choose one thread from the choices listed this week. Each thread is limited to a maximum number of students based on class size. A thread will close if the limit is reached. If a thread is closed to new posters, select from the open threads. You will post both your initial post and your response post in the same thread.
By Day 3
Thread 1: International Relations
- Post a 1- to 2-paragraph explanation of why you believe that your chosen international relations news story is or is not considered “news.” Could this news story be the headline or lead story for today’s evening news? What aspects of the story’s message make you believe it would be or wouldn’t be the lead story for the evening news, and why?
Thread 3: Entertainment
- Post a 1- to 2-paragraph explanation of why you believe that your chosen entertainment news story is or is not considered “news.” Could this news story be the headline or lead story for today’s evening news? What aspects of the story’s message make you believe it would be or wouldn’t be the lead story for the evening news, and why?Thread 4: The Environment
- Post a 1- to 2-paragraph explanation of why you believe that your chosen environmental news story is or is not considered “news.” Could this news story be the headline or lead story for today’s evening news? What aspects of the story’s message make you believe it would be or wouldn’t be the lead story for the evening news, and why?
Read pp 99-115 of Pezzullo Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere (see sidebar) for download. In a short 2-3 paragraph response, answer the following: How do you feel about the journalistic norms of objectivity and balance in reporting environmental stories? What does it mean to be “objective” in reporting on climate scientists’ forecasts? Should such reports be “balanced” with dissenting views? Or is the public sphere better off having transparency, that is, knowing the bias of a particular news source and reading it as expertise from a particular perspective? How often (if at all) have you checked out “opposing” news sources?
Your paper is expected to be both analytical and personal, dealing with the issues this film raises.
Briefly explain the main characters and apply intercultural communication concepts to your
critique of the film. Explain what all this means to you please use your voice in this paper and
discuss how your understanding of various cultural and relational experiences (3 pages)
Technical Requirements for your critique’s:
Length: Write a 3 page synthesis per, typed, double-spaced, and 12 inch font Times, Times, New
Roman, or Ariel.
Quoting course readings, and Class Discussions Post: To earn an” A”, “you must draw on outside
resources I.E. do a little research I. also encourage you to use texts from other courses. For
example, if you’ve taken Mass Media and Society, use that knowledge to help you understand a
particular persuasive technique seen in the film. Please remember that you must provide support
for each of your claims and opinions; this support comes from your personal examples AND
what you’ve learned in this and other courses Thus, satisfactory good and excellent essays
include citation of course films, class discussion, additional research, and materiel learned in
Editing: Your essays should be edited so that they are free from typographical and grammatical
errors, “A” and “B” papers are generally 95% free of such errors, “C” papers are generally 85%
free of such errors, APA style is required.
Content: These essays ask for your opinions, there are no right or wrong answers. There is,
however, a right (thoughtful, complete) way to write them, here’s what your essays should
• Introduction with a clear attention-getter, thesis, and preview
• Great Transitions between paragraphs
• Make sure you think about and apply intercultural communication techniques that are in
chapters 1 and 2
• Sound writing principles apply
• Provide a solid conclusion that ties it back to the introduction. Review the main points,
Review thesis and end with impact.
• The paper should be written and typed, double-spaced, 12-inch font, Times or Arial are
good fonts to use.
• This is a critical analysis
• Include your voice
- Resolving Interpersonal-Communication Conflict in the Workplace
For this assignment, you are asked to describe 10 strategies you would use to build a healthy interpersonal relationship with a business colleague with whom you experience conflict. When creating your strategies, you must address the following:
the type of conflict (expressed tension, interdependence, etc.)
the ways in which verbal and nonverbal communication shaped your perceptions
the ways in which listening and/or non-listening impacted your interpersonal communication
the extent that emotional intelligence was either lacking were problematic.
Final Paper Instructions:
Include an introduction. It must provide a clear statement of your position on the topic.
Examine each area of the consultancy report by providing citations from at least five sources.
A credible source is defined as:
a scholarly or peer-reviewed journal article
a government – based website or publication
a trade or industry journal article, publication, or website, including those from trade organizations such as SHRM.org and TD.org.
Your paper is expected to have depth and offer a thoughtful analysis. The paper should be based on references to scholarly materials (rather than on introductory textbooks, popular website writings, or musings, for example) and should support your claims with evidence.
The most common mistakes in writing an essay are (a) simply summarizing the topic and not analyzing it or discussing your views and (b) failing to relate the subject to the broader context as discussed in class and as found in the readings.