Communication is usually defined as the transmission of information. The term can also refer just to the message communicated or to the field of inquiry studying such transmissions. There are many disagreements about its precise definition. John Peters argues that the difficulty of defining communication emerges from the fact that communication is both a universal phenomenon and a specific discipline of institutional academic study. One definitional strategy involves limiting what can be included in the category of communication. By this logic, one possible definition of communication is the act of developing meaning among entities or groups through the use of sufficiently mutually understood signs, symbols, and semiotic conventions.

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Second Level Subjects

Newspapers, Newsreels
Audio, Visual
Public Opinion

Organizations relating to Communication

Association for the Promotion of the International Circulation of the Press / London, UK / Est. 1955
International Institute of Communications / London, UK / Est. 1967
International Correspondence Chess Federation / Brétigny-sur-Orge, France / Est. 1928
International Federation of the Phonographic Industry / London, UK / Est. 1933
EDU / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2011
International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Certification / Sydney NSW, Australia / Est. 1963
Islamic Broadcasting Union / Jeddah, Saudi Arabia / Est. 1975
International Bridge Press Association / Kingston ON, Canada / Est. 1958
Imaging and Perimetric Society / Melbourne VIC, Australia / Est. 1974
World Association of Medical Editors / Est. 1995
World Coatings Council / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1992
International Association of Press Clubs / Warsaw, Poland / Est. 2002
FESPA / Dorking, UK / Est. 1962
European Advertising Standards Alliance / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1991
European Association for Internal Communication / Lisbon, Portugal / Est. 1955
European Association for Studies in Screen Translation / Macerata, Italy / Est. 1995
European Committee of Printing and Paper Converting Machinery Manufacturers / Zurich, Switzerland / Est. 1957
Asociación Latinoamericana de Investigadores de la Comunicación / Mexico City, Mexico / Est. 1978
International Tourism Trade Fairs Association / Est. 1992
Federación Latinoamericana de Facultades de Comunicación Social / Cali, Colombia / Est. 1981
Balkanmedia Association / Sofia, Bulgaria / Est. 1990
Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 2008
European Sign Federation / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1966
Union internationale de la presse électronique / Waiblingen, Germany / Est. 1959
Asociación Latinoamericana de Educación y Comunicación Popular / Quito, Ecuador / Est. 1972
Arab Satellite Communications Organization / Riyadh, Saudi Arabia / Est. 1976
African Council for Communication Education / Nairobi, Kenya / Est. 1976
European Society for Communicative Psychotherapy / Watford, UK / Est. 1990
International Society for Gesture Studies / Hamilton NY, USA / Est. 2002
Deaf International Basketball Federation / Heidelberg, Germany / Est. 1998
Arab Federation of Sports Journalists
Domitor - International Association for the Study of Early Cinema / Milwaukee WI, USA / Est. 1985
European Marketing Confederation / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1992
World Broadcasting Unions / Toronto ON, Canada / Est. 1992
European Newspaper Publishers' Association / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1960
International Association for Computers and Communications / Columbus OH, USA
International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication / Valencia, Spain / Est. 2000
Arab-US Association for Communication Educators / Winter Park FL, USA / Est. 1995
Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers / Watford, UK / Est. 1972
Organización Católica Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Comunicación / Quito, Ecuador / Est. 1987
European Journalism Training Association / Mechelen, Belgium / Est. 1990
International Association of Research Organizations for the Information, Media and Graphic Arts Industries / Zagreb, Croatia / Est. 1965
European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture / Est. 1996
International Association for Communication in Healthcare / Salisbury, UK / Est. 2001
Marketing Communications Executives International / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1954
Society for News Design - Scandinavia / Est. 1985
Asociación Iberoamericana de Periodistas Especializados y Técnicos / Barcelona, Spain / Est. 1981
Federation of European Professional Photographers / Brussels, Belgium
International Society for Intermedial Studies / Est. 1996
European Film Promotion / Hamburg, Germany / Est. 1997

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