The OSROR Model In Political Communication

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This will be a discussion of what is political communication is defined as. I will discuss what the OSROR model is and how it is used in political communication. I will have used this model to discuss Unemployment Benefits and how it relates in each part. Finally, I will give any final thought to Unemployment Benefits and my thoughts on how it relates to the OSROR model. Political communication must be defined as two separate words before being defined together. First, to understand political one must understand communication. As written by James Carey in his article titled A Cultural Approach to Communication, defined communication as a process whereby messages are transmitted and distributed in space for the control of distance and people …show more content…
To describe the O-S-R-O-R model, I will be using the article titled The Mediation Role of Knowledge and Efficacy in the Effects of Communication on Political Participation by Nakwon Jung. O-S-R-O-R model is (Orientation-Stimulus-Reasoning-Orientation-Response). The first Orientation is sociodemographic variables as described in the Jung article that is mentioned above uses income, education, age, and gender to measure political participation. Jung stated that this framework, socioeconomic status has been identified as the most important predictor of political participation (Cohen, Vigoda, & Samorly, 2001; McLeod et al., 1996; Nowak, Rickson, Ramsey, & Goudy, 1982) (Jung, Kim, Gil De Zúñiga). The S in the model is Stimulation in which how the online and offline communication is communicated rather it is through interpersonal communication and online political messages. This shows how it is contributed to the initial message that is being made. The first R is Reasoning in this model is focused on political discussion with media usage. In Jung article, it states that, “Elaborative and collective thinking produce strong political orientation that subsequently lead to increased political knowledge (Eveland, Hayes, Shah, & Kwak, 2005) efficacy (Min, 2007), and political participation (Eveland, 2004; McLeod et al., 1999).” As Jung wrote, the second O is orientations in the O-S-R-O-R commination effect model …show more content…
This topic comes from the fact that I personally dealt with trying to receive unemployment benefits to help alleviate the transitioning process from completing my time in the Army. The process that I thought one would go through after transitioning out of the Army would be to locate your nearest Unemployment office, show proof of how long one has worked, and after they check to make sure this was correct one would receive the aided needed till they could completely integrate into a new job or for me into the world of higher education and possibly into a part-time or fulltime job. I did not know that to receive it you had to be actively look along with proof of applying for jobs. This would be on a weekly basis and for me that would be overwhelming especially when transitioned from one environment and back into another one. After talking to the person who “works with and for veterans” That is when she was very blunt about the requirements that was needed in order to receive unemployment benefits in Mississippi. That personally unmotivated me to not even want the help that is supposedly offered. I honestly just said to myself that I will just try without the help that was so often mentioned to me as being a way to help in a time of need. I learned the hard way that even if you need it, it is not often

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