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Effects of Mass Media Worksheet
Write brief 250-to 300-word answers to each of the following:
What were the major developments in the evolution of mass media during the 20th century?
| The major developments in the evolution of mass media during the 20th century include the internet by providing access to e-mail, websites, blogs, or social media sites. Social media allows people from all over the world to connect through online conversations, share stories, and interest, and to produce their own content such as the social media site, Facebook. Transmitting information electronically and digitally through television, movies, radio, newspapers, magazines, brochures, and books. For a large part of the 20th century, television and radios were stationary devices. The radio had news broadcast and entertainment programs. Also, with the discovery of radio waves, it allowed to transmit information over long distances without use of wires. Another was the telephone, the telephone made it easier to call someone and talk to them instead of having to wait on telegrams. This later led to the making of cell phones, smart phones, and PDA’s. The newspapers had been around for a long time, and they were the only way for people to communicate publicly as a whole community. Television is what had changed things, the first television was black and white. Many people only owned one television. For the longest time the only programming that was offered was only 3 major companies, ABC, NBC, and CBS. Only those with money were able to afford the technology. The Apple computer was then made. Computers and televisions have come a long way having larger screens such as plasma.
| How did each development influence American culture?
| The media is constantly influencing American culture. Every day most all Americans wake up and go turn on their television to catch the news, or watch their favorite show that comes on in the...
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