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January 24 - Time-based tradition not expansionary • So why would PRINT be a problem for democracy(such as the rise of the penny press • What

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Is there something intrinsic to media? Thursday, January 24, 2008
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Innis: Bias of Communication How do specific communication technologies operate? What assumptions do they take from and contribute to society? What forms of power do they encourage?
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Innis: Time and Space Space-based: Centralization of authority; decentralization of administration
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Unformatted text preview: Time-based: tradition; not expansionary • So why would PRINT be a problem for democracy? (such as the rise of the penny press) • What about the biases of contemporary communication? McLuhan: Medium is the Message • The message of any medium or technology is the change of scale or pace or pattern that it introduces into human affairs...
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course MDST 201 taught by Professor Hayden during the Spring '08 term at UVA.

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January 24 - Time-based tradition not expansionary • So why would PRINT be a problem for democracy(such as the rise of the penny press • What

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