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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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 Before the era of mass media, mass literacy and cheap communication, knowledge of the world was foggy. The Economist, "A faked video of Donald Trump points to a worrying future," 24 May 2018 In his spare time, Rogers earned graduate degrees in theology and child development; he was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1963 and given the singular assignment of continuing his ministry via mass media. Ann Hodgman, Smithsonian, "Mister Rogers Pioneered Speaking to Kids About Gun Violence," 22 May 2018 In 1953, Ray Bradbury created a mirror for our worst fears about mass media, conformity, and anti-intellectualism. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "HBO’s Fahrenheit 451 turns a warning about media into a tirade against tech trends," 19 May 2018

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1923, in the meaning defined above

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