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Effects of Mass Media Worksheet
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|Questions |Answers | |What were the major developments in the |The first thing to be used for mass media was the newspaper, which was a cheap inexpensive| |evolution of mass media during the 20th |way to inform the communities about what was happening in the area and around the world. | |century? |Around A.D. 700, the Chinese developed the world's first printed newspaper, called the | | |Dibao; it was printed from carved wooden blocks. Then in Germany, regularly published | | |newspapers began being circulated in the early 1600s. America was behind, the first | | |newspaper published was issued on September 25, 1690 and it would be the last until Monday| | |April 24, 1704. Then there was the radio that first sent a successful signal across the | | |ocean in 1902. With this discovery, it allowed information to transfer over long | | |distances without the use of a wire. At that time, the radio only had news broadcastings | | |and entertainment programs. Another invention that occurred near the late 1800’s was the | | |telephone but it was not until the 1900’s when it became more available to the public. | | |The late 20th century added other forms of media through internet, social communication, | | |and technology such as computers or cell phones. Media has been the forefront...
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