Event Title

The History of Media: Innovators and Their Effects on Society

Date

4-9-2022

Location

Schewel 2nd Floor Lobby

Description

Gutenberg’s printing press marks the start of mass media history in 1455; mass media has only grown since then. The intentions behind the printing press help us understand why modern-day mass media has become such an essential part of our lives. Mass media allows us to express our thoughts and make them more accessible to others. Still, the intentions of media pioneers have changed throughout time, and innovation has become more about money and power. This research follows the history of media and the effects that innovators have had on society--both positive and negative. By looking at the inventor intentions, and impacts throughout time, we can gain an understanding of disinformation, how we became such a polarized nation, and ultimately decipher how to become better consumers of media.

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Poster

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The History of Media: Innovators and Their Effects on Society

Schewel 2nd Floor Lobby

Gutenberg’s printing press marks the start of mass media history in 1455; mass media has only grown since then. The intentions behind the printing press help us understand why modern-day mass media has become such an essential part of our lives. Mass media allows us to express our thoughts and make them more accessible to others. Still, the intentions of media pioneers have changed throughout time, and innovation has become more about money and power. This research follows the history of media and the effects that innovators have had on society--both positive and negative. By looking at the inventor intentions, and impacts throughout time, we can gain an understanding of disinformation, how we became such a polarized nation, and ultimately decipher how to become better consumers of media.