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Television

  • By: Andrea Römmele
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

Television is a mass medium with a global reach. Like all mass media operating in democracies, its function is to inform, to control, to educate, and to entertain. However, because television combines the visual with the aural, it possesses certain attributes ...

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