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Effects of Mass Media Worksheet
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|Questions |Answers | |What were the major developments in the |The 20th century has seen major developments in mass media. With the increased popularity in| |evolution of mass media during the 20th |Social media sites and the internet; came the decrease in the use of over the air radio, | |century? |newspapers, and even television. Newspaper was the first source of mass media. Newspapers | | |assisted with spreading news faster than the previous method of telegraphy. During the | | |mid-1900’s radio was the main source for news and information. When television developed, | | |radio was used less frequently. People were fascinated with the idea of seeing and hearing | | |the news and also being able to watch westerns and other popular shows at the time. Movies | | |also were introduced at this time. Movies without sound were first introduced, then later | | |added sound and visual effects. With the introduction of the internet and smartphones, came | | |the quick, on the go information. You can read magazines, check the weather, or talk to an | | |old friend all from a cell phone or computer. Video games went from simple to life-like | | |during the 20th century. Video games vary from educational to helping with a person’s daily | | |workout. Phones evolved from home phones which had to...
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