Exploring Electronic Media: Chronicles and Challenges / Edition 1

Exploring Electronic Media: Chronicles and Challenges / Edition 1

by Peter B. Orlik, Steven D. Anderson, Louis A. Day, W. Lawrence Patrick
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405150556

ISBN-13: 9781405150552

Pub. Date: 01/23/2007

Publisher: Wiley

Exploring Electronic Media: Chronicles and Challenges is a concise and insightful textbook covering the dynamics of contemporary electronic media. Rapidly evolving technologies have expanded this field exponentially, creating a wealth of information that is often hard to put into perspective. Taking an approach that balances media history with

Overview

Exploring Electronic Media: Chronicles and Challenges is a concise and insightful textbook covering the dynamics of contemporary electronic media. Rapidly evolving technologies have expanded this field exponentially, creating a wealth of information that is often hard to put into perspective. Taking an approach that balances media history with contemporary analysis, Exploring Electronic Media is as practically useful as it is instructionally informative.

  • Written by leading authors who collectively bring a wealth of not only teaching, but also multifaceted industry experience to the subject
  • Covers the historical influences and contemporary issues in programming, technology, regulation and the business of media
  • Features chapter reviews and discussion questions, as well as an introductory chapter that orients the reader to the broad electronic media landscape
  • Explores the fundamentals for understanding human communication as an underpinning to the study of media communication systems
  • Considers the future and great potential in this ever-changing field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405150552
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/23/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations.

About the Authors.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1. Bringing Electronic Media into Focus. Peter B. Orlik.

Components of Communication.

Communications Vehicles.

The Broadcast and Nonbroadcast Electronic Media.

Obtaining Feedback.

Local/Network Dynamics.

Chapter Rewind.

Self-Interrogation.

Notes.

Part I: Chronicles.

2. Technological Chronicles. Steven D. Anderson.

Early Communications Breakthroughs.

Radio’s Wireless Ancestors.

Attaining Radio.

Channels and the Electromagnetic Spectrum.

Television Broadcasting.

Electronic Recording – Audio.

Electronic Recording – Video.

Cable Television.

Satellite Technology.

Analog vs. Digital.

Digital Television.

Chapter Rewind.

Self-Interrogation.

Notes.

3. Content Chronicles. Peter B. Orlik.

Broadcasting: Stumbling upon a Business.

Radio’s Gilt-Edged Years.

Post-War Adaptations.

Radio’s Second Half-Century.

Video Enters the Living Room.

Television at Center Stage.

Content for the Second and Third Screens.

Chapter Rewind.

Self-Interrogation.

Notes.

4. Regulatory Chronicles. Louis A. Day.

Early Electronic Media Regulation.

Radio Regulation’s Foundation in the United States.

Administrative Structure for Broadcast Regulation.

The Structure of the Industry.

Content Regulation.

Political Programming and the Public Sphere.

Policing New Technologies.

Chapter Rewind.

Self-Interrogation.

Notes.

5. Business Chronicles. W. Lawrence Patrick.

The Mass Audience.

The Rise of the Network Model.

Cable Flexes Its Muscles.

New Technologies Change the Business.

Vertical Integration as a Survival Strategy.

A Smaller Slice of a Larger Pie.

Chapter Rewind.

Self-Interrogation.

Notes.

Part II: Challenges.

6. Technological Challenges. Steven D. Anderson.

Changes to Traditional Media.

Device Convergence.

The Internet and Broadband.

Internet Applications.

Future Communication Technologies.

Chapter Rewind.

Self-Interrogation.

Notes.

7. Content Challenges. Peter B. Orlik.

The Consumer-Centric Cosmos.

A Video Programming Overview.

Video News Issues.

The Incredible Sports Hulk.

Reality Vehicles and Product Placement.

The Ethnic and Global Dimension.

Chapter Rewind.

Self-Interrogation.

Notes.

8. Regulatory Challenges. Louis A. Day.

History’s Legal Lessons.

Beyond Broadcasting: Laws for New Media.

Convergence and the Legal Landscape.

The State of Electronic “Free Speech”.

Chapter Rewind.

Self-Interrogation.

Notes.

9. Business Challenges. W. Lawrence Patrick.

Feeding the Media Machine.

Partners and Joint Ventures.

Consumers and Advertisers.

Restructuring the Media Landscape.

Living in a Personal Media World.

What’s Ahead.

Chapter Rewind.

Self-Interrogation.

Notes.

Index.

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