, very largeaudience
, Mass media
, public media
denotes -as a class, thatsection of the media specifically conceivedand designed to reach a
(typically at least as large as thewhole population of anation state).Coined in the 1920s(with the advent of nationwide radio networks, mass-circulationnewspapersandmagazines),although mass media was presentcenturies before the term becamecommon.