Power of Media Essay

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INTRODUCTION The media reaches over a 100 million people a day. Due to its tremendous audience and the impact it has, the media has been able to change public opinion, American policy, and even American history. The media's powerful influence can be seen through its portrayal of major events like the Vietnam War, The Spanish-American War, Watergate and several others. Through the years the role of media in publish affairs has changed as its influence has grown. The focus of my research is on how media originated and its influence on several historical events. When the media began, it had a political agenda. It was an outlet through which the common people would criticize the government.
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The public has always had an interesting relationship with mass media because it is the public that is breaths life into this organism called the mass media machine. From the earliest time periods in human history mass media was communicated through “word of mouth,” and it was that very relationship that spawned small town gossip in the middle ages.
Mass Media And Technologies:
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