Entry in progress—B.P.
Wikipedia: Mass media
Mass media denotes a section of the media specifically designed to reach a very large audience such as the population of a nation state. The term was coined in the 1920s with the advent of nationwide radio networks, mass-circulation newspapers and magazines. However, some forms of mass media such as books and manuscripts had already been in use centuries. The term public media has a similar meaning: it is the sum of the public mass distributors of news and entertainment across media such as newspapers, television, radio, broadcasting, which may require union membership in some large markets such as Newspaper Guild, AFTRA, & text publishers.
Mass media includes Internet media (like blogs, message boards, podcasts, and video sharing) because individuals now have a means to exposure that is comparable in scale to that previously restricted to a select group of mass media producers. The communications audience has been viewed by some commentators as forming a mass society with special characteristics, notably atomization or lack of social connections, which render it especially susceptible to the influence of modern mass-media techniques such as advertising and propaganda. The term “MSM” or “mainstream media” has been widely used in the blogosphere in discussion of the mass media and media bias.
Barking Moonbat Early Warning System
Posted by Steel Turman
09/06/2004 at 10:50 PM
The American Public is looking at the MSM, the Michael Moores, the Kerry’s and the Edwards, and going WTF, we want people like this in charge? I don’t think so.
September 10, 2004
Tonight Jonathan Klein, former executive vice president of CBS News and founder of FeedRoom.com, characterized the bloggers who broke the story of CBS using forged documents as people sitting around typing in their pyjamas. The insinuation is, of course, that bloggers are nothing more than crackpots in the basement who can write whatever crazy things they want because they don’t have the “checks and balances” of the mainstream media.
Sadly, the real problem is the incredible arrogance of the mainstream media (MSM). They took this story and ran with it.
September 15, 2004
Reports of MSM’s death are greatly exaggerated
By Dennis Sevakis
MSM — Main—Stream Media — in the guise of CBS has received some heavy body blows over the past few days.
THE BLOGGERS: How to Knock Down a Story
By Joshua Macht;Mark Coatney; Nathan Thornburgh/ New York; Viveca Novak/Washington
Monday, Sep. 27, 2004
Having caught the scent of a juicy story from the MSM (mainstream media) to bite into, the bloggers were waiting to pounce like a pack of hounds behind the butcher shop.
10 October 2004, Newsday (Long Island, NY), Lou Dolinar column:
Oct. 10--On the Internet, the typical blogger, regardless of his views, admits to having an ax to grind. Meanwhile, the MSM (Main Stream Media, me) says it doesn’t, although many may argue that it does.
6th April 2005, 14:42
MSM= Mainstream Media (i.e. a corporation with a vested interest in how the story is spun - if you are a cycnic [like me])
yoga.com - Forums
Posted 2005-04-15 5:27 PM (#22075 - in reply to #21928)
Subject: RE: Dangers of too much water
Like most articles in the MSM (main stream media) this one is more sensation than legitmate journalism.
Catholic Answers Forums
Jan 25, ‘06, 1:14 pm
Re: Acronyms used
MSM = Main Stream Media (aka: Leftist Media)
New York City • Media/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • (0) Comments • Saturday, September 19, 2009 • Permalink