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On Air
     

On Air

by Martin Shingler, Cindy Wieringa
 

Surpassed by television as the primary source of entertainment and information, radio still has a unique place in the mass media spectrum. At once powerfully pervasive and totally invisible, it's a fascinating subject for study. This wide-ranging theoretical and critical approach provides an in-depth examination of radio's codes (speech, music, noise, and silence),

Overview

Surpassed by television as the primary source of entertainment and information, radio still has a unique place in the mass media spectrum. At once powerfully pervasive and totally invisible, it's a fascinating subject for study. This wide-ranging theoretical and critical approach provides an in-depth examination of radio's codes (speech, music, noise, and silence), the conventions of using these codes, and the dominant modes of reception. The text offers a vocabulary and methodology for analyzing radio programs, drawing on work by both media theorists and professional broadcasters in Britain, Australia, and North America. Written by an academic and a practitioner, On Air provides a critical overview of radio for media students, as well as suggestions for practical activities, a time-line of major events in the history of radio, and a glossary of key terms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340652312
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
07/31/1998
Series:
Arnold Publications Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Martin Shingler is at Staffordshire University.

Cindy Wieringa is at Thames Valley University.

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