Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you answer the following questions:
- What were the major developments in the evolution of mass media during the last 120 years or so? Discuss at least five forms of major mass media in order of development. These may include movies, recorded music, radio, television, video games, internet streaming, and social media. Newspapers may be included but only those developments in the last 120 years or so. (We are not requesting the history of mass media, mass media developments before 1900, and communications devices that are person to person and not mass media.).
- What innovations did each provide to consumers? How did each change the lives and behavior of people?
- What is meant by the term media convergence, and how has it affected everyday life?
- Conclude with a reflection on why media literacy is important for responsible media consumption today.
Format your essay according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines. Spelling and grammar check your work. Note: your first paper will be annotated with regard to formatting, spelling, grammar, and usage, for which you will not be penalized, but you are responsible for applying these notes to subsequent assignments.