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Conventional Interpretations of Reality in the Age of Mass Media

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By definition, mass communication is a message created by a person or a group of people sent through a transmitting device (a medium) to a large audience or market.
There are many mediums which are used to transmit the information to the public and the famous mediums in today’s world are television, radio, and newspaper, etc. Nowadays, mass media usually consist of books, newspapers, magazines, radio, cinema, television, documentaries and the recently famous internet.
The concept of Mass media was made up in the 1920s when the radio got popularity nationwide and people were amazed at the fast communication method of the medium. Then there was the emergence of the magazines and newspapers, which were considered as the public media. The world saw the growth of television and the way it got popular among the masses. If we look at the internet as a type of mass media, then it becomes quite confusing and complex. Because anyone on the internet can create their blogs and can publish them globally. There is no check and balance over this and neither is there any authenticity of this. On the internet, there includes personal web pages, public forums, e-magazines, and blogs. The most important thing in making any media a mass media is the audience. The more audience pays attention to a medium, the more famous that media becomes. And the other term used for the mass media is the public media because it gets popular because of the public. Mass media is formed by the mass society, with few attributes that should be present in that media. The attributes include the social connections and the influence of the media on the public’s opinion and thoughts. The influence is usually drawn by marketing and propaganda, but done in a smart way.