Introduction to Communication NOTES Part 9 - did very well in this course (90%)

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Department
Communications
Course
COM 1000
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Fall

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Mass communication  Lincoln assassination was first big mass communication  Eras of mass communication  The Tribal era  Oral cultures bonded by stories and rituals  Reliance in spoken word made hearing the dominant sense  Prevailed until about 2000 BC  The Literate Era  Phonetic alphabet invented  For the first time, select individuals have access to mass messages  Linear written communication cultivated linear thinking  Prevailed until about 1450AD  The Print Era  Printing press invented  For the first time, nearly everybody has access to mass messages  Mass produced written communication cultivates homogeneity  Prevailed until about 1850AD  The Electronic Era  Telegraph perfected; leads to telephone, radist and television  “Global village” is created—600 million see 1 moon walk, 2.5 billion see Diana’s funeral 
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