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Effects of Mass Media Worksheet
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What were the major developments in the evolution of mass media during the 20th century?
| By the turn of the 20th century, other types of media were gaining public attention on this scale. Silent movies became increasingly popular during the early 20th century. Although entertainments, such as the dramatic narratives, dominated the silent screen, informational genres of cinema, such as the newsreel and the documentary film, were also born at this stage of development. By the middle of the 20th century, newspapers, magazines, movies, phonograph records, and radio programs were conveniently available to most of the American population. Through sheer ubiquity, the mass media began to rival such traditional cultural determinants as family, education. And religion in providing information, art, and other aspects of cultural learning to many or most people. In the late 20th Century, mass media could be classified into eight mass media industries: books, newspapers, magazines, recordings, radio, movies, television and the internet. Each mass media has its own content types, its own creative artists and technicians, and its own business models. The internet includes web sites, blogs, podcasts, and various other technologies built on top of the general distribution network. The sixth and seventh media, internet and mobile, are often called collectively as digital media; and the fourth and fifth, radio and TV, as broadcast media. Some argue that video games have developed into a distinct mass form of media. A telephone is a two way device; mass media refers to medium which can communicate a message to a large group, often simultaneously. However, modern cell phones are no longer a single use device. Video games may also be evolving into mass medium. Video games convey the same messages and ideologies to all their...
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