No longer constrained to the television and the newspaper, its main channels in previous times, it has expanded outward into almost every facet of our everyday lives.
What is the first thing most Americans do when they wake up in the morning, when they get out of their car, or when they are done with work? They check their cell phones. Currently communication and media have a strong hold over our everyday lives, we search for answers in the media, looking to form opinions and learn about what in the world is affecting us personally.
Through the media we decide what places we are going to go, our political parties, what is in style, and many other things that seem to be crucial factors.
Mass media has developed drastically over the last century, and each change has influenced American culture. This paper will discuss both the changes and effects, and how we use the media in our everyday lives in the following three sections: What were the major developments in Mass Media over the last century?
How have these developments affected American Culture?
What is Media Convergence and Media Literacy and how do they affect everyday life? Media has been changing drastically since its inception. While print was the main form of media for the longest time, when radio and television became major forms of media they brought something with them that words could not do.
People who were tuning in to the radio and watching television were now exposed to marketing campaigns, visual violence, sexuality, suffering and relief, and the start of celebrity idolization Curtis, As technology expanded and matured, the electronic age began. Since that time mass media has multiplied exponentially, information can be accessed faster and faster, more and more information could be circulated and accessed.
The internet influences the growth and spread of media, and eventually gave the power of media transfer to the people, now publishers and stations are no longer in control of the media and its information. Though the information may be started by a journalist, government official, or news associate, people can access the information, add his or her input, and spread his or her view on the topic to others.
New sources of mass media, like social networking sites and blogs are considered emerging media, because they are not from trained journalists or publishers, but the people themselves, and this development has changed media drastically in the last 10 years.
Though people prefer traditional media and feel it is more valid, this does not mean information from emerging sources is not credible, it just takes more research to prove so Deliso, How have these developments influenced American Culture?
Obviously as the ways of accessing media have evolved, so has the way it affects the individuals who have access to it.
When radio and television news first became popular, most used that and the newspaper as their primary sources of information, and did not question where that information came from, or if it was valid or not.
As people have begun to receive more and more information from different sources, and see that there are more points of view and opinions on the same information, this is shown in both traditional and emerging media.
This new source of information is a huge effect on not only American culture, but the entire world. Media can influence the opinions of people in severe ways, both good and bad, for example government influence on media can sway the opinions of the people exposed to that specific media.
We feel as if we are not droids controlled by the government, but people in control of our country, and emerging media has made this so. This can inhibit the growth of information if all sources are fueled by the same idea, luckily with emerging media people have become more aware that something said by one company or news source is not necessarily the truth.
This effects our everyday lives by influencing the media that influences us, pushing us to succumb to ideas that are not our own. Our job as people and citizens is to make ourselves aware of the truth.
Mass media is a very important factor in the growth of society, and for the most part, it is good for individuals to indulge themselves in the information that is circulating.
If we as individuals use caution, critical thinking, and expose ourselves to many types of media, becoming media literate, we can use mass media as a tool to enhance our lives and culture every day.
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