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Mass Media in the U.S. in the 1950s

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Which technology did NOT adapt in the 1950s?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The 1950s was a time of technological advancement in the realm of mass media in the United States. This quiz will test your understanding of the major changes in news television and radio.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will gauge your understanding of the important changes in mass media including:

  • Radio
  • Television
  • Newspapers

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding technological advancements in media
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding technology in the 1950s and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding mass media in the U.S. in the 1950s

Additional Learning

For more information regarding mid-century advancements in technology as they relate to media, review the lesson titled Mass Media in the U.S. in the 1950s. This article goes into depth regarding details of:

  • Radio
  • Publishing
  • Newspapers
  • Television
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