If you ask people who grew up in the early-20th century about what television and media were like, they might remember seeing newsreels in theatres—programs about global affairs, war news, and economic news were filmed and sent to various towns and cities for citizens to keep up-to-date on the state of the world. In the more primitive days of television news, many people relied on these newsreels to stay informed, especially about the war efforts during the Second World War, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
What has changed since? At its face, lots has, but when you think about it, the message is largely the same—people want information quickly, accurately, and conveniently. In the 21st century, new media has taken on various forms, and a lot of these involve audio-video capabilities and video calling. Let’s take a look at some recent examples of how video media has been revolutionized.