Trenholm writes, “Despite its importance, learning to communicate interculturally is extremely difficult. A variety of barriers keep people from different cultures from understanding one another” (p. 327). With this in mind, please watch Bassam Salem’s TEDxSaltLakeCity talk:
“Has mass media turned us into label mongers?”

What stands out most to you from Salem’s talk? What barriers to intercultural communication does Salem identify in his talk? How can mass media messages be a barrier to intercultural communication? Can mass media messages foster intercultural communication?


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