What Were the Major Developments in the Evolution of Mass Media During the 20th Century? How Did Each Development Influence American Culture?

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What were the major developments in the evolution of mass media during the 20th century? | In the early 1900’s newspaper and magazine were the main sources of mass media. In the 1940's, the radio supplied a new source to reach the masses. People often tuned in to get accounts of the war. Newspapers were still in demand and still used often. In the 1950s, television became a main source of resources for the mass media. The television was a combination of the radio and the newspaper and people embellished it. In 1962, the launch of a satellite gave access to worldwide news. From then to present day, we have exploded with forms of communication. The development of mobile phones to computers to the internet, the process just keeps growing. The process continues to get better and faster every year. The new forms of classroom learning are nothing like it used to be. The growth and knowledge of the mass media will continue to grow and develop. The ever-ending cycle of getting better and better and faster and faster, continues to be a drive for many. The time to be informed is getting shorter and shorter. People want to know what is going on as soon as it does. This could even get to the point of where people and media will constantly predict what is going to happen. |
How did each development influence American culture? | |...

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