Gordon McLendon

Author: Ronald Garay
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313266768
Format: PDF, ePub
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Those interested in radio history "will be entranced by the biography about undeniably the most important figure in radio programming and management at mid-century." (David MacFarland) This fast-paced biography describes problems in station ownership, management, the development of a major network system, live and recreated baseball and football programming, the "re-invention" of radio in the 1950s, to compete with TV and print media, Top 40 music hits, disc jockey programming, and the use of local news. Important concerns regarding the Federal Communications Commission, editorializing, and public interests are considered as well.

The Disabled the Media and the Information Age

Author: Jack Adolph Nelson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313284724
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A short and easy-to-read overview of how disabled Americans have been portrayed by the media and how images and the role of the handicapped are changing.

Censorship of Expression in the 1980s

Author: John B. Harer
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN:
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The study of censorship is important because this conflict between opposing forces threatens the foundation of society.

Ranks and Columns

Author: Alfred E. Cornebise
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780313266287
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Since the Revolutionary War, American military men have published troop newspapers to provide amusement, to keep themselves informed, to aid in maintaining morale, and to encourage those engaged in boring or dangerous pursuits. Beginning as informal ventures, these papers received official sanction as high command began to realize their morale benefits and eventually became an accepted adjunct to the waging of war. Based on a close reading of many soldiers' newspapers, this volume is the first book to provide a historical survey of the U.S. military press from the Revolutionary War to the present. Drawing on the rich detail in the troop newspapers, the book also provides a social record of the attitudes, aspirations, and life of those engaged in war, and considers the increasingly controversial issue of freedom of the press in war time. Taking a chronological approach, the study opens with a consideration of the Revolutionary War and turns to a consideration of the Mexican War of 1846-1848 in chapter 2. The Civil War papers are covered in chapter 3. Chapter 4 discusses the period from 1865 to 1917, when the military press matured. The next two chapters cover the ground forces papers and the air service papers of World War I. Chapters 7 and 8 are devoted to World War II, and the final chapter covers the period since World War II. This volume should become a standard in journalism history.

Before Video

Author: Anthony Slide
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN:
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"Non-theatrical film" is the term used to describe motion pictures which are not shown in movie theatres, but are produced and/or distributed to markets that include the educational community, home, and business and industry. Slide covers the early Hollywood-produced features and short subjects in a format other than 35mm for homes, hospitals and correctional institutions, as well as industrial films. This is also the history of two major non-theatrical libraries, Bell and Howell and Kodascope, both of which were founded to service the needs of purchasers of the then newly introduced 16mm projectors.

Advertising Alcohol Consumption and Abuse

Author: Joseph C. Fisher
Publisher: Praeger
ISBN:
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Worldwide theoretical and empirical studies provide objective evidence to show that advertising has had no measurable effect upon alcohol consumption and abuse.

U S Steel and Gary West Virginia

Author: Ronald G. Garay
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 1572337974
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The company owned the houses. It owned the stores. It provided medical and governmental services. It provided practically all the jobs. Gary, West Virginia, a coal mining town in the southern part of the state, was a creation of U.S. Steel. And while the workers were not formally bound to the company, their fortunes—like that of their community—were inextricably tied to the success of U.S. Steel. Gary developed in the early twentieth century as U.S. Steel sought a new supply of raw material for its industrial operations. The rich Pocahontas coal field in remote southern West Virginia provided the carbon-rich, low-sulfur coal the company required. To house the thousands of workers it would import to mine that coal bed, U.S. Steel carved a town out of the mountain wilderness. The company was the sole reason for its existence. In this fascinating book, Ronald Garay tells the story of how industry-altering decisions made by U.S. Steel executives reverberated in the hollows of Appalachia. From the area’s industrial revolution in the early twentieth century to the peak of steel-making activity in the 1940s to the industry’s decline in the 1970s, U.S. Steel and Gary, West Virginia offers an illuminating example of how coal and steel paternalism shaped the eastern mountain region and the limited ways communities and their economies evolve. In telling the story of Gary, this volume freshly illuminates the stories of other mining towns throughout Appalachia. At once a work of passionate journalism and a cogent analysis of economic development in Appalachia, this work is a significant contribution to the scholarship on U.S. business history, labor history, and Appalachian studies.

The Radio Station

Author: Michael C Keith
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136027939
Format: PDF
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This book is bible for beginning radio professionals: the complete, definitive guide to the internal workings of radio stations and the radio industry. Not only will you begin understand how each job at a radio station is best performed, you will learn how it meshes with those of the rest of the radio station staff. If you are uncertain of your career goals, this book provides a solid foundation in who does what, when, and why. The Radio Station details all departments within a radio station. Topics explained include satellite radio, Web radio, AM stereo, cable and podcasting. Also, mergers and consolidation, future prospects, new digital technologies. This edition is loaded with new illustrations, feature boxes and quotes from industry pros, bringing it all together for the reader. Going strong after 20 years The Radio Station is now in its eighth edition and long considered the standard work on this audio medium. It remains a concise and candid guide to the internal workings of radio stations and the radio industry, explaining the functions performed successfully within every well-run station.