The field of communication is always changing. As new technologies are created and societal trends shift, best
practices and career opportunities evolve to meet these new demands. In this assignment, you will apply your
knowledge of the history of communication and its influence on communication channels and technologies to
draft a portion of your project. You will submit your completed Hiring Request in Module Seven.
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You are the communication director at Acme Widget Co. and oversee a small team of direct reports. The CEO
has recently informed you that your department has been given a substantial budget increase in order to hire
for three new communication positions that will help the company address current and emerging trends in the
field. While the funds have been allocated for this purpose, you need to explain the need for these new roles.
Fill in the Historical Context section of the Hiring Request Form to describe a few key events in the field of
communication and how these events have impacted current business practices. As you complete this section,
make sure to use the module resources to guide you, and cite any sources you use in APA format.
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
What are three to five key events that have impacted business practices?
How have these events influenced business practices?
What are some general examples of these influences?
Think about tools, technologies, and channels that are commonly used now that weren’t a decade ago. These
may consist of interpersonal, group, or mass media channels