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  1. Introduction
    1. Communication
  2. Five stages of communication
    1. Oral
    2. Pictographic
    3. Written
    4. Printed
    5. Electronic
  3. What is media?
    1. History
    2. Etymology and usage
  4. The internet and mass media
  5. Ethics in media
  6. Conclusion

Communication is the process of exchanging information usually via a common system of symbols and "Communication studies" is the academic discipline which studies communication.

Almost every university that has a journalism program also offers a distinct program often from the same department of studies in mass communication, which includes the technical aspects production of newspapers, radio programs, television shows, and films. Unlike journalism and related fields like public relations and advertising, the study of mass communication focuses less on the message that is delivered, and more on the means by which this delivery occurs. In today's world the Internet is playing a vital role in delivering news and information to remote places where traditional delivery means do not serve. The discipline also differs from media studies, which focuses on the effects that mass media have on the population.

[...] (Publication ceased in 1735). 1709: Worcester Post-Man founded, which became Berrow's Worcester Journal in 1753, The Worcester Post-Man/Berrow's Worcester Journal is Britain's oldest surviving un-official newspaper. 1785: The Daily Universal Register was founded by John Walters. It became The Times on January 1803: Just 15 years after the first British penal colony was established, Australia's military government published the Sydney Gazette and the New South Wales Advertiser, Australia's first newspapers. 1821: The Guardian was founded. 1871: Yokohama Mainichi Shimbun (Yokohama Daily News) is launched as the first daily newspaper in Japan. [...]

[...] It communicates the world to individuals, and it reproduces modern society's self-image. But how much exogenous influence does the medium wield? Early critiques suggested that the media destroys the individual's capacity to act autonomously (sometimes being ascribed an influence reminiscent of the telescreens of the dystopian novel 1984). Later empirical studies, however, suggest a more complex interaction between the media and society, with individuals actively interpreting and evaluating the media and the information it provides. Ethics in media Media ethics is that universe of ethics dealing with the particular ethical principles and standards of media, worldwide. [...]

[...] Five Stages of Communication: 1. Oral - since the first "Eve" 200,000 BC language marks division between prehistoric and historic eras 35,000 BC !Kung San, diversity of dialect throughout 5000 languages today language is product of culture (Vitaly Sheveroskin) not psychology (Chomsky) proto-world "haku" to Indoeuropean "hakw" to Latin "aqua" to German "wazzar" 2. Pictographic - since Blombos ocher 70,000 BC Tata tooth from Hungary 45,000 BC Altamira, Lascaux, Chauvet, Cussac cave art from 30,000 BC animals painted to get them under man's power - "power of the image" Vogelherd ivory horse, Venus of Willendorf 30,000 BC Danube Lowenmensch mammoth tusk 32,000 BC 3. [...]

[...] Atex worked with the Minneapolis Star to develop the first pagination system that allowed the creation and output of full editorial pages, eliminating the need for manual paste-up of strips of film. The Atex system featured ?Atex Messaging" which is widely believed to be the forerunner of both e-mail and instant messenger applications. Magazine: A magazine is a periodical publication containing a variety of articles on various subjects.Magazines are typically published weekly, biweekly, monthly, or quarterly, with a date on the cover that is in advance of the date it is actually published. They are often printed in color on coated paper. [...]

[...] No doubt the Electronic Media has changed things in the world of communication; people are becoming more crazy towards TV's, Movies, and Internet. The study suggests that the usage of Internet should be improvised in search of more information so also to improve their knowledge. Internet is the best library irrespective of age, sex and location. Thanks to the innovations in the world of internet for bringing out drastic changes, and still there is much to be done to the coming generation, there is much requirement of making people aware about the effective use of information using the WWW and use it in a constructive way by adopting appropriate changes in every one's life. [...]

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