I concur with the reviewer’s insistence that today’s social media universe is an expansion and reflection of the media world in U.S.A. The Newsreel segments are quite reminiscent of a Twitter feed.
What’s more–the original edition of U.S.A. was interspersed with pencil sketches by Reginald Marsh. Perhaps Marsh’s illustrations evoke today’s Instagram or Pinterest.
Analysis of U.S.A.‘s multimedia approach is just one way to realize its contemporary relevance.