How Does Mass Media Change

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Mass Media
Kamoren Pearce
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December 4, 2017
Allyson Wells Mass Media
Mass media has changed so much over the years. Before modern media was invented, people view media in the newspapers. Today, media is seen is so many different forms. They are television, satellites, radio, cell phones, newspapers, and many more. To fully understand where mass media has come from over the years, you must focus on towards the major developments in the evolution of the mass media in the century, America’s influence from the major developments, the meaning behind media convergence, and the implications towards everyday life.
Mass Media
When mass media just began, it started with the telegraph, telephone, and radio emerged. The telephone and telegraph
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This made it to where it was another location where the people could understand what was happening in the world. Over time, newspapers have become one of the main sources in the world that covers every subject that you can think about. Television also has become a major source in mass media. This has a loud us to see thing in real time and we are able to see the people’s expressions on what they are reporting on. This made a huge improvement in the mass media because a lot of people can tell if someone is being truthful by their expressions.
People asked what types of roles the media played. Well there are three main sociological perspectives on the role of media. They are the limited effects theory, the class dominant theory, and the culturalist theory. While opinions vary, all sides agree that mass media is a permanent part of modern culture.
The limited effects theory argues that because people generally choose what to watch or read based on what they already believe, media exerts a negligible influence. There are critics that say this is wrong. They claim that limited effects theory ignores the media’s role in framing and limiting the discussion and debate of issues. Second, this theory came into existence when the availability and dominance of media was less

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