ROLA MEDIÓW MASOWYCH W SAMOORGANIZOWANIU SIĘ SPOŁECZEŃSTWA OBYWATELSKIEGO

KAMIL GORYŃ
Akademia Sztuki Wojennej


The first half of the last century was marked by global armed conflicts. However, their completion allowed for a solid foundation for the development of civil society, which is now the most essential foundation of Western civilization.
The twentieth century ended with a digital revolution, which accelerated after the threshold of the new millennium.
Technological advances and changes in society have affected each other. One of the effects of this impact was the spread and evolution of mass media. The importance of information has increased, the ways in which information has changed, and citizenship in society has been supplemented by the adjective “information.” Evolution in interpersonal relations, at the level of ties and values, has further increased the importance of new media.
One of the main elements influencing the continuous socialization of people is the mass media, which at present is very often co-created by the society. The effects of this state of affairs are not unequivocally positive or negative, as in the following text I will try to demonstrate.


Keywords
mass media, civil society, information society, socialization