me·​dia·​scape | \ ˈmē-dē-ə-ˌskāp How to pronounce mediascape (audio) \

Definition of mediascape

1 : the various forms of mass media within an area considered as a whole
2 : the various images, sounds, and programs presented by the mass media

Examples of mediascape in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But of course there’s more to places like Lebanon, and the Woodruffs’ new show, Rogue Trip, aims to prove it by delving into destinations and cultures often misunderstood in a mediascape that tends to focus on wars and conflicts. Anne Kim-dannibale, National Geographic, "What’s it like to visit conflict zones? A former war correspondent tells us," 5 Aug. 2020 In a mediascape dominated by streaming, Comedy Central could become more of a feeder to the platforms. John Koblin, New York Times, "As Cable TV Fades, Fearing ‘the End of Comedy Central’," 17 May 2020 The movie, directed by Nisha Ganatra and written by Mindy Kaling—who stars alongside Emma Thompson—virtually turns the camera around on itself and considers its own place in the mediascape. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "“Late Night,” Reviewed: Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling’s Incisive Comedy about the Gender Politics of TV," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of mediascape

1968, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Mediascape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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