As a small boy I remember the media cloud that suddenly descended on our household. My father was outraged: Everyone we knew was installing their new TVs and abandoning their radios.
Jackie Gleason on the Dumont Network was instantly compulsory viewing. Gleason? Dumont?His outrage today is likely being replayed amid the post-pandemic confusion.
The mass audience that has been glued to their screens for the past 18 months now is getting unglued — in more ways than one.
Media tastes seem to be changing so radically that some analysts sense an “attention recession,” with many viewers cutting their cords to pop culture in general.Media gurus once argued that our unity of taste represented a unifying force in our democracy.Read more on deadline.com