ss15 - The mass media are those communication forms like...

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The mass media are those communication forms like television, newspapers films and magazines that reach very large audiences. The press developed in Britain through the industrial and social unrest of the nineteenth century. The daily newspaper only developed towards the end of the century. Cinema developed rapidly from the novelty of seeing moving images at the end of the nineteenth century to mass audience, studio films in the 1920s and ’30s. Radio and television are distinctive in the place they have within the home and, some argue, the extent to which they erode social contact outside the home as more leisure time is domestically focused. The new digital media are causing a revolution in broadcasting. The Internet enables instantaneous global communication and the transfer of knowledge and capital electronically. In cyberspace, new kinds of interaction between individuals are possible, along with the adoption of many identities. Manuel Castells argues that networks have become the defining organizational form
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This note was uploaded on 05/20/2010 for the course SOCIOLOGY Sociology taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '10 term at Open Uni..

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