MCM101 Assignment 1 Solution and Discussion
Introduction to Mass Communication MCM101
Department of Mass Communication
Virtual University of Pakistan SEMESTER Fall, 2019
ASSIGNMENT NO.1 MARKS:15
TYPES AND FORMS OF COMMUNICATION
Electronic media in Pakistani society is three dimensional: Informing the public, educating the knowledgeable and providing entertainment for the whole society. TV has gained very significant position in our society due to its content. It enlightens the political, social, economic and all other issues of the country through coverage, analysis and in various infotainment programs. The use of combination (verbal & nonverbal) communication transferred a written piece into a visual communication which leaves strong impact on the mind of audience. The style and the frame work within which TV programs are presented on screens good-looking and attractive popular celebrities tailoring programs to suitable lengths, images and build opinion regarding socio political issues. Tailored words give emphasis with the help of framed visuals of media products.
Task: Watch the infotainment programs “Mazaq Raat” and “Hasb-e-Hall” which has been broadcasted on leading news channel of “Dunyia News” and identify the following parameters;
- Format of programs (Give reasons)
a) Celebrity gossip
c) Political (3)
- Agenda of the programs (Nature of questions asked by the host)
c) Satire (3)
- Selection of Guests (Give brief Intro of Guest)
a) Political figure
c) Sportsman/ social figure (3)
- Parody style to discuss or highlight the socio political issues. (Briefly Discuss the Interesting aspects)
c) Discussion in taunting and humorous way (3)
- Analyze the verbal and nonverbal communication skills of the host and guest and identify the most
striking verbal and non-verbal skills (any two) of them. (1.5+1.5= 3)
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Opening Date and Time 15th November , 2019 At 12:01 A.M. (Mid-
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- Format of programs (Give reasons)
The use of combination (verbal & nonverbal) communication transferred a written piece into a visual communication which leaves strong impact on the mind of audience. The style and the frame work within which TV programs are presented on screens good-looking and attractive popular celebrities tailoring programs to suitable lengths, images and build opinion regarding socio political issues. Tailored words give emphasis with the help of framed visuals of media products. Tailored words give emphasis with the help of framed visuals of media products.
You may select any program episode of the leading news channel “Dunyia” of Hasb-e-haal, and Mazaq Raat.)
- Select anyone episode of infotainment program which was broadcasted on leading news channel “Dunyia”. Like “Mazaq Raat” broadcasted on 8/Oct/19 and Hasb-e-Haal 3/Nov/19.
- Required to observe and analyze the content of both programs.
- Required to make a comparison in between both programs;
a. Among its selection of guests and in Hasb-e-haal azizi (famous character) as a “Mocker” and in “Mazaq Raat” guest selection.
b. Agenda of script to discuss which type of questions will be asked by the host and other program characters.
c. Required to make a difference among program segments in both programs.
d. Required to discuss music and parody style in both programs.
- Criticism in these programs on sociopolitical and economic issues in a humorous and satirizing way.
- Discuss the agenda of both programs. Celebrity (singer, politicians, social workers or actors) discuss his
success and failures and struggle in their relevant field.
- Communication skills of host and other program characters.