Hum 176 Effects of Mass Media

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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?| The newspaper was the first thing to be used as mass media. The first newspaper dates back to 59 B.C. The newspaper allowed information to be seen by the public. The newspaper, today, is printed on cheap paper quality. The newspaper was a cheap inexpensive way to inform the public of the news that have happened in the area and world. Then there was a radio. The first successful radiotelegraph signal across the ocean was in 1902. The radio had news broadcast and entertainment programs. With the discovery of radio waves, it allowed to transmit information over long distances without the use of wires. With the radio, people were able to hear the program, but were unable to see the pictures of the characters or where the story was taking place. Another invention was the telephone. It might have been invented in the 1870’s, but it was not until the 1900’s until it became more available to the public. The amount of people who had a telephone from 1900-1910 more than doubled in the numbers who had the telephone. Many In 1907, the television design was made to be practical. Many families only had a single television in their home. The television picture was only in black and white at first. Later, the television was available with colored pictures. The television allowed the audience to see and hear the programs. The viewer was able to put a face to the name of what the story was about. They were able to see where the event took place. | How did each development influence American culture?| Many years ago, the only way to inform others of news was by word of mouth. To get information from one place to another would be slow and unreliable. The newspaper was a way to tell a large amount of people quicker...
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