Essay On Mass Media

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Ahsha Rolle 8/28/2017 HUM/186 Allyson Wells Mass Media: Development and Literacy Assignment What were the major developments in the evolution of mass media during the last century? In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Americans received their news through newspapers and magazines. Television journalism has just taken over in the last 50 years. Today, the internet makes information and news available at the click of a button. The internet also plays a role in politics, and candidates use and special interest groups use different forms of advertising through the internet. With the evolution of media involving newspapers and magazines in the U.S, political parties used these outlets to push their agendas. The Federalist…show more content…
New media has taken over traditional media mainly because; they are more immediate, often are free, and can reach people from all around the world. How did each development influence American culture? New media (internet, social media, and electronics) have influenced American culture tremendously. In today’s society, the average American probably wakes up and immediately reaches for their smart phone to check their social media sites. On these sites, you can learn about any current events, breaking news, and what your friends are up to. You can explore new restaurants through social media and make and reservation for dinner. The internet has become an integral part of daily life. Technology has made it possible to watch TV, apply for a job, and call relatives overseas all at the same time if you wanted. Work meeting now use teleconferences online, and written forms of communication are expressed through emails and memo’s. You can also participate in online dating sites to help you find love. This is particularly beneficial to people who are very busy and who don’t have time for traditional ways of finding a date. The electronic gaming systems have also developed to influence American culture. In 1970 the Atari was introduced to the world. It was a simple black and white table tennis simulator game. In 1980 game makes made it possible for gamers to communicate back it forth while

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