me·​dia·​scape ˈmē-dē-ə-ˌskāp How to pronounce mediascape (audio)
: the various forms of mass media within an area considered as a whole
: the various images, sounds, and programs presented by the mass media

Examples of mediascape in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In today’s direct-to-reader mediascape, in which the mediation that journalism offers is often bypassed, Louis’s desire for a writer to narrate his experiences initially seems like an obligatory throwback. Inkoo Kang, The New Yorker, 31 Oct. 2022 On the other, an online release usually registers as a nonevent, and many of the great movies hardly make a blip on the mediascape despite being more accessible than ever. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 2 Dec. 2021 Throughout her career, Proudfit has found inspiration in many other Indigenous filmmakers, researchers and advocates on the local and national mediascape. San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 July 2021 The conservative mediascape has been in an uproar for days over a New York Post report alleging that undocumented minors are being welcomed to the United States with copies of a children’s book authored by Vice President Harris. Washington Post, 27 Apr. 2021 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, 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, 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, 6 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mediascape was in 1968

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Cite this Entry

“Mediascape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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