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The Mass Media

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCI 100
Professor
Debra Pentecost
Semester
Fall

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Nov 13, 2012 The Mass Media - Print: newspapers books, magazines - Telecommunications: fax machine, telephone - Broadcast technologies: radio, tv, cable tv, film - Domestic electronic devices: video games, CD players - Digital means of communication: computer networks such as Internet Timeline of Media Technologies 1837: telegraph 1839: photography 1876: telephone 1895: radio 1895: film 1920s: television 1966: Satellite Communication 1970s: Internet 1989: World Wide Web 1990s: Wireless Net 2000s: Mobile Computing **These all have implications for time & space - "annihilation of space by time" Our lives are increasingly "mediated" Perspectives on Media Transformation: Technological Change & Information Society - Daniel Belt: "The Coming of the Postindustrial Society" - Information technologies so important, (machines that transfer, process, store, disseminate data) - Create new kind of society - "Postindustrial society" became "Information Society" - With advance of
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