Radio Journalism in America

Telling the News in the Golden Age and Beyond

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Author: Jim Cox

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476601194

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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This history of radio news reporting recounts and assesses the contributions of radio toward keeping America informed since the 1920s. It identifies distinct periods and milestones in broadcast journalism and includes a biographical dictionary of important figures who brought news to the airwaves. Americans were dependent on radio for cheap entertainment during the Great Depression and for critical information during the Second World War, when no other medium could approach its speed and accessibility. Radio’s diminished influence in the age of television beginning in the 1950s is studied, as the aural medium shifted from being at the core of many families’ activities to more specialized applications, reaching narrowly defined listener bases. Many people turned elsewhere for the news. (And now even TV is challenged by yet newer media.) The introduction of technological marvels throughout the past hundred years has significantly altered what Americans hear and how, when, and where they hear it.

The Voice of America

Lowell Thomas and the Invention of 20th-Century Journalism

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Author: Mitchell Stephens

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466879408

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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The first and definitive biography of an audacious adventurer—the most famous journalist of his time—who more than anyone invented contemporary journalism. Tom Brokaw says: "Lowell Thomas so deserves this lively account of his legendary life. He was a man for all seasons." Few Americans today recognize his name, but Lowell Thomas was as well known in his time as any American journalist ever has been. Raised in a Colorado gold-rush town, Thomas covered crimes and scandals for local then Chicago newspapers. He began lecturing on Alaska, after spending eight days in Alaska. Then he assigned himself to report on World War I and returned with an exclusive: the story of “Lawrence of Arabia.” In 1930, Lowell Thomas began delivering America’s initial radio newscast. His was the trusted voice that kept Americans abreast of world events in turbulent decades – his face familiar, too, as the narrator of the most popular newsreels. His contemporaries were also dazzled by his life. In a prime-time special after Thomas died in 1981, Walter Cronkite said that Thomas had “crammed a couple of centuries worth of living” into his eighty-nine years. Thomas delighted in entering “forbidden” countries—Tibet, for example, where he met the teenaged Dalai Lama. The Explorers Club has named its building, its awards, and its annual dinner after him. Journalists in the last decades of the twentieth century—including Cronkite and Tom Brokaw—acknowledged a profound debt to Thomas. Though they may not know it, journalists today too are following a path he blazed. In The Voice of America, Mitchell Stephens offers a hugely entertaining, sometimes critical portrait of this larger than life figure.

Zwei Bürgerleben in der Öffentlichkeit

Die Brüder Fritz Thyssen und Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza

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Author: Felix de Taillez

Publisher: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh

ISBN: 3657784454

Category: History

Page: 546

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Fritz und Heinrich Thyssen traten Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts als reiche Söhne des Konzerngründers August ins Licht medialer Öffentlichkeiten. Während der eine als Geldgeber Hitlers in die Geschichte einging, begründete der andere eine private Kunstsammlung von Weltrang. Öffentlichkeit stellt eine zentrale Kategorie im Leben und Handeln von Bürgern aus der Wirtschaftselite dar. Felix de Taillez untersucht das Medieninteresse an den prominenten Brüdern von Heinrichs frühen Skandalen bis zu Fritz' Aufstieg und Fall im NS-Regime. Das Buch arbeitet ihre unterschiedlichen Verhaltensweisen in der Öffentlichkeit und spezifischen Formen der Mediennutzung heraus – der eine zunehmend distanziert, der andere auch international umso exponierter. Ihre Images waren gegensätzlich: Fritz Thyssen als politisch engagierter "Wirtschaftsführer" und Heinrich Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza als ebenso weltläufiger wie zurückhaltender "Aristokrat".

The Radio Station

Broadcasting, Podcasting, and Streaming

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Author: John Allen Hendricks,Bruce Mims

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351816322

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 458

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The Radio Station offers a concise and insightful guide to all aspects of radio broadcasting, streaming, and podcasting. This book’s tenth edition continues its long tradition of guiding readers to a solid understanding of who does what, when, and why in a professionally managed station. This new edition explains what "radio" in America has been, where it is today, and where it is going, covering the basics of how programming is produced, financed, delivered and promoted via terrestrial and satellite broadcasting, streaming and podcasting, John Allen Hendricks and Bruce Mims examine radio and its future within a framework of existing and emerging technologies. The companion website is new revised with content for instructors, including an instructors’ manual, lecture slides, and test questions. Students will discover an expanded library of audio interviews with leading industry professionals in addition to practice quizzes and links to additional resources.

King Football

Sport and Spectacle in the Golden Age of Radio and Newsreels, Movies and Magazines, the Weekly and the Daily Press

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Author: Michael Oriard

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 080786403X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 512

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This landmark work explores the vibrant world of football from the 1920s through the 1950s, a period in which the game became deeply embedded in American life. Though millions experienced the thrills of college and professional football firsthand during these years, many more encountered the game through their daily newspapers or the weekly Saturday Evening Post, on radio broadcasts, and in the newsreels and feature films shown at their local movie theaters. Asking what football meant to these millions who followed it either casually or passionately, Michael Oriard reconstructs a media-created world of football and explores its deep entanglements with a modernizing American society. Football, claims Oriard, served as an agent of "Americanization" for immigrant groups but resisted attempts at true integration and racial equality, while anxieties over the domestication and affluence of middle-class American life helped pave the way for the sport's rise in popularity during the Cold War. Underlying these threads is the story of how the print and broadcast media, in ways specific to each medium, were powerful forces in constructing the football culture we know today.

Richard Wright

A Documented Chronology, 1908–1960

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Author: Toru Kiuchi,Yoshinobu Hakutani

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476602441

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 456

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In this minutely detailed, comprehensive chronology, Toru Kiuchi and Yoshinobu Hakutani document the life in letters of the greatest African American writer of the twentieth century. The author of Black Boy and Native Son, among other works, Wright wrote unflinchingly about the black experience in the United States, where his books still influence discussions of race and social justice. Entries are documented by Wright’s journals, articles, and other works published and unpublished, as well as his letters to and from friends, associates, writers and public figures. Part One covers Wright’s life through the year 1946, the period in which he published his best-known work. Part Two covers the final fifteen years of his life in exile, a prolific period in which he wrote two novels, four works of nonfiction, and four thousand haiku. Each part begins with a historical and critical introduction.

The Presidential Election Show

Campaign 84 and Beyond on the Nightly News

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Author: Keith Blume

Publisher: J F Bergin & Garvey

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

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American Government

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Author: Bruce Stinebrickner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780072507089

Category: United States

Page: 223

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RIE

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Author: United States. Office of Educational Research and Improvement

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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The Tablet

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

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The international Catholic weekly.

Design

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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Adweek

Western advertising news

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Advertising

Page: N.A

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Vols. for 1981- include four special directory issues.

The Listener

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Radio broadcasting

Page: N.A

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New Society

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Bomb

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arts, Latin American

Page: N.A

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