Glossary: What is representation?

What is representation? According to ‘Mass Communication In Canada’ book. Representation is the production or construction of ideas or images in a communicative form; the depiction through a language of an idea, event, person, or institution.

In other words, representation is how someone produces the meaning through a language, also representation in media how they produce the news how journalists represent the idea.

There are many examples of representation in our world. most common example how news channels shaped our reality and our understanding of major things like Muslims, immigrants, gender equality, and so on.


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