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Mass Media

Friday, May 26th, 2017

What Is Mass Media?

Think about this for a second: whenever you want to hear your favorite song, watch your favorite show, or see the latest current events, where do you go? You more than likely turn on your television, radio, or computer. The source that the majority of the general public uses to get their news and information from is considered mass media.

Mass media means technology that is intended to reach a mass audience. It is the primary means of communication used to reach the vast majority of the general public. The most common platforms for mass media are newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and the Internet. The general public typically relies on the mass media to provide information regarding political issues, social issues, entertainment, and news in pop culture.

Types of Mass Media

The mass media has evolved significantly over time. Have you ever wondered how the latest news and information was communicated in the past? Well, before there was the Internet, television, or the radio, there was the newspaper. The newspaper was the original platform for mass media. For a long period of time, the public relied on writers and journalists for the local newspapers to provide them with the latest news in current events.

Centuries later, in the 1890s, came the invention of the radio. The radio would soon supersede the newspaper as the most pertinent source for mass media. Families would gather around the radio and listen to their favorite radio station programs to hear the latest news regarding politics, social issues, and entertainment.

Later on down the line came the invention of the television. The television would soon replace the radio for the most effective platform to reach the general public. Today, the Internet is the most relevant form of mass media and has become a major tool for news outlets. Since the evolution of the Internet, the general public is now able to access those same news outlets in an instant with just a click of a mouse, instead of having to wait for scheduled programs.

Dave McKean: An English Comic Writer

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

David "DaveMcKean (born 29 December 1963)[1] is an English illustrator, photographer, comic book artistgraphic designer, filmmaker and musician. His work incorporates drawing, painting, photography, collagefound objectsdigital art and sculpture. McKean's projects include illustrating books by amongst others Heston BlumenthalRay Bradbury and Stephen King, and directing three feature films.

Notable works
Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth
The Big Fat Duck Cookbook
Cages
Hellblazer
The Sandman
The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch
Violent Cases
The Wolves in the Walls
The Savage
Black Dog: the Dreams of Paul Nash

 

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