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Effects of Mass Media Worksheet

Write brief 250-to 300-word answers to each of the following:

|Questions |Answers | |What were the major developments in the |The major developments in the evolution of mass media during the 20th century were the | |evolution of mass media during the 20th |radio, broadcast television, and communication gadgetry, such as personal computers, cable| |century? |TV, DVDs, DVRs, direct broadcast satellites, fax machines, cell phones, Smartphone’s, and | | |PDAs. For a large part of the 20th century, televisions and radios where stationary | | |devices. More recently, devices such as, laptops, iPads, and Smartphone’s allow people to | | |view magazine articles, radio programs, songs, TV shows, and movies, from almost any | | |location they want. On the Internet, multiple images, texts, and sounds are digitally | | |reproduced and transmitted globally. These devices are constantly being update to provide | | |consumers with the newest technologies possible. The Internet and social media, such as | | |Facebook and e-mail are other large developments in the evolution of mass media. In fact, | | |Facebook alone has more than 500 million users worldwide. Social media allows people from | | |all over the world to connect through ongoing online conversations, share stories and | | |interests, and to produce their own media content. This also gives people the...
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