This volume traces the historical development of print, broadcasting, public relations, and advertising and their impact on society, while examining the rapid growth and development of the Internet. It introduces readers to inventors, patents, copyright regulations, screenplay formats, national media regulation laws, and careers in the media industry. At the same time, the course explores how the media reflects and inspires cultural, political and ethical norms, with an emphasis on different storytelling techniques based on audience and communication style. The volume also explores the role of mass media in creating for audiences. The purpose of this volume is to introduce the reader to the principles, concepts, policies and practices of the mass media industry (broadcast, internet, print, and digital communications) and related advertising and public relations industries. Regulations, global impacts and changes are also discussed.