A Historical Introduction
Captures the revolutionary sweep of mass media from the late 19th century to the present day. This title covers media developments and the continued impact of technological change. It features chapters on media, war, international relations, and new media. It contains a section that explores the role of blogging and user-generated content.
Acknowledgments. 1. Introduction. 2. The Press as a Mass Medium. 3. The Development of the Film Industry. 4. The Growth of Radio Broadcasting. 5. The Rise of Advertising. 6. Propaganda in Peace and War. 7. Cold War and Communications. 8. Television and Consumer Societies. 9. Media, Information, and Entertainment. 10. Media, War, and International Relations. 11. The Rise of New Media. 12. Globalization and Media. 13. Conclusion. Notes. Further Reading. Index.