This session will be a very quick look at the history of the mass media; I choose to do this by looking at the developments in technology and how each of the main ‘traditional’ mass media types has contributed to the way the mass media works today and has shaped our expectations of it.
Prepare for class by reading the Thussu chapter (below).
Thussu, D. K. (2000). International Communication: Continuity and Change. Arnold, London.