Media & Society
The author of this report has been asked to offer a brief summary and review of several topics pertaining to media, modern technology and the overall paradigm that has been formed by the combination of the two. The author of this report will touch in several topics. These topics will include the historical and contemporary roles of media in society, how the chemical and electronic technology of photography, recording and transmission has advanced from its initial discover to the present, how the mass media makes use of these technological innovations, how the development of this digital technology has affected the content, distribution and style of electronic media and how the role of mass media has changed with these overall developments. The author will make use of at least two peer-reviewed sources along the way. While there is much more to life than the media and technology, these is absolutely no question that both absolutely envelop the lives of most Americans every day.
When media first came into its own, there were very few channels....
This was also the main source of people's news beyond the newspapers that were also prolifically used and consumed at the time. After that came cable television and thus the amount of channels and media streams went up. Not long thereafter, there came the cable news networks in the form of CNN and then eventually Fox News, MSNBC and others. This created the so call "24-hour news cycle." Since then, social media and "new media" outlets have sprung up and now there are basically limitless different sources of media that can be found on the internet, on cable/satellite television or both. Indeed, we are even coming to a day where cable television actually seems to becoming a bit obsolete, although it is happening slowly (Jung & Walden, 2015).
As noted before, television used to be over the air, much like radio at the time. However, as the wiring infrastructure and transmission technology became developed, there was a switched to line-based media. However, now there is a decided shift back to wireless methods such as satellite, Wi-Fi and cellular. However, these wireless methods are much more advanced and capable than the over the air transmissions of yesteryear. Similarly, photography has shifted from being a film-based media where pictures have to be taken and then developed to one where the entire process is electronic and need not involve prints or paper unless a hard copy is really needed or desired. Quite often, the entire process is entirely digital and stays that way (Vaast,…
(Desai, 2011) The conflict perspective is founded mostly on the works of Karl Marx. He believed that the distinctions between the classes and conflicts of interest created issues. This theory promulgates that society is ruled by a certain number of dominant groups and classes. It is argued that society is not truly unanimous in its value system, as debated by the functionalist mindset. The conflict view point states that this
Mass Media Affects of Mass Media on Children Mass media can be defined as those channels of communication through which the messages are reached to a wider audience simultaneously (Kundanis, 2003, p. 5). The mass media plays a distinguishing and unique role in shaping the identity and culture of children and young people. Not only this, it also affects their relationship and liaison with family, friends, school, and community (Livingstone & Bovill,
Mass Media and Female Body Image During the last two centuries, there has been an unprecedented transformation of the role of females in modern society. Females are being increasingly perceived as empowered agents of their own destiny instead of helpless, docile women. However, the legacy of females as passive objects of male desire casts a giant shadow on the female psyche and female self-confidence. Thesis: Cultural influences such as mass media
This was also the case in the subsequent transition, between the Agrarian Age and the Industrial Age, when the first actual newspapers, representatives of the new style media appeared. With the development of the industrial revolutions, not only did people live closer together, in growing cities, but they were also becoming more concerned with the society they lived in and to become more interested in elements about their society. Mass media
Mass Media and Politics The Advantages and Disadvantages of the "New Medias" Such as the Internet and Talk Radio for Democratic Governance in the U.S. Mass medium has always functioned as the much-need link between the people and government in a democracy. The print media had been providing this link traditionally in the United States, until about 70 years ago, when President Roosevelt introduced the radio medium to connect directly and instantly
Mass Media Society WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST: THE PRESS KING It is always the contribution of a few good men which goes on to impact the whole of the society. The reason that these people are able to have such a profound impact is due to their endless struggle for a cause or for something in which they truly believe. One such person has been William Randolph Heart, the founder of the Hearst Corporation,