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Effects of Mass Media Worksheet
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|Questions |Answers | |What were the major developments in the |The 20th Century was truly a revolutionary period of time for the development and | |evolution of mass media during the 20th |evolution of mass media. The 20th Century introduced advances in magazines, newspapers, | |century? |the invention and widespread use of electricity, radio wave use, television broadcasting, | | |and last but most certainly not least, Internet development and growth. This was an | | |astounding period of time. We evolved from using candlelight to read magazines that we had| | |waited for weeks to arrive, to having high powered electronic everything and any | | |information available to us in just the click of a mouse. The spread of electricity use to| | |all homes was a major break in American culture and provided the advancements that lead to| | |media today, as we know it. Radio use became a widespread means of communication and a | | |valuable media source. Families used to gather around the radio to hear the latest new | | |reports and entertainment. Next came the invention and growing use of the television set. | | |This became the new device for families to gather around for news and entertainment. Now, | | |people could share moments in time together across the country. This quickly...
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