The Evolution of Media

The media has become a comfortable staple and commodity to the global lives it touches inadvertently and significantly. But what is this incontrovertible influence? It is the radio, newspapers, television broadcasts, such as CNN and MTV; entertaining and informational, the media is a valuable asset to all. How it came about was during the pivotal 20th century where skies were filled with airplane raids and on land there were people full of fear, telling stories of the everlasting wars. The innate fear of world domination by Nazis and annihilation of all mankind by atomic weapons were major driving forces to create the media; people wanted the answers to their questions and needed to be informed of the global chaos. However, as time pressed and peace ensued, the media was then put to use as a source of entertainment, coinciding with the greater access to leisure activities. Albeit, the actual origins of this monumental addition to society is far more in depth; economic, political, and social tensions were key factors to spark the mass media during the 20th century, making it a s…



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