Analyze mass media and its influence in American society. Define what mass media was and how it expanded during the 1970s. Then, compare/contrast mass media with social media today. Consider their similarities and differences such as their reach, content, people served, the influence, and how one or the other is a voice for groups in society. Emphasize the mass media rather than social media.

Your paper should be 2-3 pages in length (excluding cover page and references) and formatted according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing & APA (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Be sure to discuss and reference concepts taken from the assigned textbook reading and relevant research. You must include a minimum of three resources:

  • One primary resource (textbook or required reading), and
  • Two secondary resources (credible, academic, or professional references beyond the text or required course readings).

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