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Effects of Mass Media Worksheet
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|Questions |Answers | |What were the major developments in the |In the 20th century one of the major developments in the evolution of mass media was the | |evolution of mass media during the 20th |electronic era. The electronic era of the 20th century started with the continuing use and| |century? |improvement of the telegraphs. Telegraphs were mostly used by the military and businesses.| | |As technology digressed, on the telegraph opened the door for radio developments, which | | |was used for message, news, and entertainment. The fax machine was another form of the | | |telegraph that got better in the 20th century. Throwing in the new improved feature of | | |send a visual image with an message. Finally, the invention of the cell phone was the | | |demise of the telegraph. Western Union sent their last final message in 2006. | | | | | |The second major development in the evolution of mass media was the digital era. Digital | | |communication is images, texts, and sounds. That is converted into electronic signals that| | |are then reproduced into things like TV, pictures, or magazine articles. The invention of | | |TV was in the digital stage. It was a whole new form of...
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