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What is Media?
A discussion of Marshall McLuhan's theory and definition of media.
# 125721 | 1,000 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Communication (Mass Media) , Sociology (Media and Society)

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This paper uses Marshall McLuhan's definition of media as an "extension of man" to describe what media is and how it is a man-made product that in many instances is a creation that is intended to offer a specific message that is a reflection of power, control, purpose or motive.

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"During the ...s, Marshall McLuhan developed a number of ideas or concepts related to the mass media. One of the most significant of these ideas is his theory that; 'All media from the phonetic alphabet to thecomputer are extensions of man that cause deep and lasting changes in him and transform his environment". (McLuhan) This definition of media as an extension of man that changes him and his environment seems even more relevant five decades later in an era of new communication technologies that permit..."

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