mass medium

noun
plural mass media

Definition of mass medium

: a medium of communication (such as newspapers, radio, or television) that is designed to reach the mass of the people usually used in plural

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This mass media company is a spin-off of Tele-Communications. Fortune, "Liberty Media," 1 July 2019 Many of these questions were part of the debates during the rise of mass media. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, "The Move to Reclaim Privacy," 18 June 2019 My development as a teenage fan was fueled by mass media and by other people. Nancy Baym, WIRED, "Book Excerpt: How Music Fans Built the Internet," 10 July 2018 Throughout the 20th century, as mass media developed, fan groups grew increasingly common and complex. Nancy Baym, WIRED, "Book Excerpt: How Music Fans Built the Internet," 10 July 2018 And feminists and fat positivity activists have been talking about the issue for just as long, holding mass media and celebrities accountable for their messaging and potential impact. Carolyn Kylstra, SELF, "How Should a Health Brand Talk About Weight?," 25 June 2018 Malkevich sits on Russia’s Civic Chamber commission on mass media, an official arm of President Vladimir Putin’s government. NBC News, "This man is running Russia's newest propaganda effort in the U.S. — or at least he's trying to," 15 June 2018 The island's free-wheeling mass media show scenes of empty shelves and worried shoppers, giving viewers a sense of scarcity. Ralph Jennings, latimes.com, "Taiwan goes on a panic-buying spree — for toilet paper," 15 Mar. 2018 As the scholar Rebecca Knuth explained to Smithsonian.com last year, the path to that moment in 1933 in some ways starts with the printing press and the subsequent spread of mass media. Lily Rothman, Time, "The Real History Behind Book Burning and Fahrenheit 451," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of mass medium

1923, in the meaning defined above

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