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Innis, Harold

  • By: Philip E. N. Howard
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

1894–1952

Canadian Media Theorist

Harold Adams Innis pioneered the study of media by writing an economic history of communication. He enunciated the first systematic medium theories about how media can bias the quality and quantity of information—how a living society communicates, who controls ...

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