Erica Sturdavant_FinalHUM176

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Running head: FINAL ESSAY 1 Final Essay Erica Sturdavant HUM 176 October 24, 2010 Aram Shepherd
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FINAL ESSAY 2 Final Essay Reporters have access to many forms of mass media distribution. The development of mass communication methods evolved in three phases, which were print, electronic and digital communication methods. The first two forms of media distribution was oral and written communication. These two forms can be dated back to Socrates. More recently was the invention of the Internet in the 1960’s as an attack-proof military communication system. The Internet was then transformed into the information super highway that allowed communications in the form of e-mails in the 1990’s. By 2000, the Internet was a multimedia source. The Internet included information and entertainment value for everyone. The Internet has grown with mass popularity and is common in so many households today. Many people use the Internet as their sole media source to keep up on the current happenings in the world. Many people in my generation have and use computers for many different reasons. Technology is advancing all the time and now people can accomplish tasks such as taking college courses online, working from home, and joining a social network such as Facebook or MySpace. It naturally makes sense based on this fact that a reporter would want to use the Internet as their first choice to distribute a breaking news story or a current event. According to recent chapter readings 75% of the world population have access to or use the Internet daily. If I were a reporter, I too would choose to use the Internet to first tell a story. Oral communication was the only way to hear of any events, such as the Pony Express or the telegraph. In fact in 2006, Western Union sent their final telegraphs and retired the service. Paper writing and block letter writing existed before books were ever printed in the fifteenth century. Books were very expensive and took years to develop and finish and usually were purchased by wealthy households. After the creation of the printing press many books could be copied or reprinted.
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FINAL ESSAY 3 With the printing press came the invention of the newspaper. Newspapers are still in circulation
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course HUM 176 taught by Professor Jenniferlearny during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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