Effects Of Mass Media On The Media

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Effects of Mass Media
Pauline Rewis
HUM/186
October 19, 2015
Allyson Wells Effects of Mass Media In this day and age, most anyone can find out just about anything, on any subject, at any time with just a few clicks of a button. The act of gathering information used to be a much more tedious and physical endeavor. However, these days it can be done with ease thanks to the enormous developments in mass media distribution over the last century. The major mode of information distribution has went from mostly print to internet and everything in between. The amount of people reached has grown dramatically from a few hundred to millions in an instant.
Major Developments Mass production was one of the first major developments that led the charge to the emergence of mass media. The ability to print thousands of copies in print made it possible to reach a higher population in a shorter amount of time. This made keeping up with current events much easier for the public. Another major development in the emergence of mass media was the invention of television. Television brought about news programs, reality programs, and product commercials along with many other types of informational programs. People did not even have to step outside their door anymore in order to find out what was going on in the world. In today’s world, the majority of homes have at least one television set. People can catch up on current events, find out…

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