The definition of message seems contradictory

comm001

#1

I am reading the textbook ’ Survey of communication study’.

It defined message as the meaning that the sender wishes the receiver to understand. Then goes on to say that a message could be intentional or unintentional…

That sounds contradictory to me. If i intend for you to understand a particular thing then it is intentional is it not?

I do understand the message the receiver gets may not be what the sender intended… but that would be a result of ‘noise’, defined as anything that interferes with or changes the original message… not that the message was unintentional.

What do you think?


#2

Try to create a description of an essay so that it was easier for you to separate the ideas, thoughts implemented in the text.


#3

Thanks for responding Jack…
I’m not sure of what you’re saying though…