Evolution Of Mass Media

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Mass media were performed in various ancient cultures and exist in many forms such as print, recordings, radio, television, mobile phone and internet. Examples for all those forms includes billboards, radio broadcasts, television broadcasts, newspaper, magazines, articles, cassettes, CDs, DVDs, magnetic tapes books, podcasts and many more. As earlier as late 15th century, the most important form of media was invented which was the print media. Print media is a communication that is portable and printed that is purposely for the society. It was made up of newspapers, magazines, newsletters and books. Before 1920s, the word ‘media’ was began to be used but was only restricted to print media. Books were the first media since the written…show more content…
For example, radio was eventually invented near the end of the 19th century but was only act as a two-way communication system. As mentioned above, by 1920s, ‘media’ was not only restricted to print media any more as radio was being mass-produced by some manufacturers for the use of general public. The same manufacturers even created radio stations to encourage people to buy radios. Radio then became the media that was very influential to people as it provide information much faster than newspaper. It was also due to the people’s desire to know the current news of the war situation and the situation of their relatives fighting overseas, so radio became so important during and after World War…show more content…
In 1960s, Satellite Communications was introduced to the public and it allows news reports be transmitted directly around the world. “Through the 1970s and 1980s, satellite transmissions made live news coverage more accessible from points around the world. This led to live transmission, or fairly immediate coverage, of important political events such as the 1981 attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan and the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall.” (Ashley Dugger, Development of the Mass Media & Journalism in the United States: History & Timeline) The United States then became the largest transmitter for television programs and American movies can also be seen in the prime time television over the whole world as per June 1999. At present, high definition (HD) televisions were meant so much more than just watching shows as they have a lot of setting such as wireless home theatre systems and 3D. So, television set still remain as the main home entertainment even the revolution goes
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