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Broadcasting in the 21st century / Richard Rudin.

By: Rudin, Richard.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall no.: HE8689.4 .R83 2011Publication: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011Description: xiii, 230 p.ISBN: 9780230013179; 0230013171; 9780230013186 (pbk.); 023001318X (pbk.).Other title: Broadcasting in the twenty-first century.Subject(s): Broadcasting -- History
Contents:
1 Historical background : Broadcasting in the 20th Century -- The early days of broadcasting -- Early clashes between the state and broadcasters -- The power and appeal of radio -- Radio in wartime -- Broadcasting as part of the rituals and routines of life -- Continued conflicts between broadcasters and the state -- Continued debate over the purpose and potential of television -- The demands and rewards of `the golden age of television' -- Television transformed by technology and politics -- The most-watched TV programmes of the 20th century -- Radio finds a new role -- 2 Broadcast output and consumption -- How much broadcasting is there? -- How audiences are measured -- What type of output is being most viewed and listened to, when and how? -- Fragmentation and convergence -- Implications in changes of financial models and audience behaviour for the funding of programmes -- Quantity versus quality -- How people `really' use broadcasting -- 3 Does More Mean Worse? -- The continued importance of PSB in the UK -- Comparing PSB in the UK over a 30-year period -- Declining audiences for news and current affairs -- Children's broadcasting -- 4 Radio : the chameleon medium -- Why studio radio? -- The uses and gratifications of radio -- The enduring importance of `breakfast shows' and on-air personalities -- The declining importance of radio in the consumption of music -- Radio's continued appeal in a 'screen world' -- Radio's continued importance as a trusted source of news and current affairs -- A matter of life and death -- The successful campaign to save BBC 6 Music-- and what it tells us about radio's unique appeal -- 5 Reality Television -- The life and death of Jade Goody-- as seen on TV -- When is `real' really real? -- Reality, perceptions and comedy -- when fake becomes more `real' than real -- Life on Mars -- 6 Truth and trust : broadcasting's greatest `Weapon'-- The 'voice of the people' -- The Gilligan Affair -- 'Sachsgate' -- How could this have happened? -- Can there be such a thing as too much `truth'? -- 7 Broadcasting bias -- Creatures of the dominant ideology, or part of a liberal-left conspiracy? -- Bias in wider cultural/societal attitudes -- America, too! -- Impartiality and the limits to 'free speech' -- Talk radio -- Pay attention-- here comes a bit of science -- Science lacks the 'fizz' demanded of news 'events' -- 8 Moving Time -- Free at last! -- The timeless appeal of 'pirate' (unlicensed) radio -- Kenny Everett's Radio Days -- 9 Local and global -- Community radio - very local or global? -- Importance of radio as an international broadcaster : the BBC World Service -- Some other international radio broadcasters -- Al Jazeera and its challenge to 'western' journalistic narratives and state propaganda in the Middle East -- Other world views -- Censorship of news-- and countries' portrayal in fiction -- International appeal of coverage by local radio stations in London to events of '7/7' -- 10 International Television -- Programmes and formats -- A two-way flow? -- Time travelling and cultural combinations -- How much broadcasting of non-domestic output is there? -- The impact of international TV sales -- Same formats, different cultures -- The impact on the Chinese population of Super (Voice) Girl -- How much do 'we' learn about 'them'? -- 11 Convergence and citizens' journalism -- What do we mean by 'convergence'? -- Types of broadcast convergence technologies and usage -- Web 2.0 and the two-way flow -- Radio and convergence -- Platform-neutral content -- New media, new content -- Convergence and news production -- The role of the citizen in news coverage -- Comment is free but how 'real' and 'nasty' should we let it be? -- 12 The Power and effects of broadcasting -- Mass murder in England's lakelands -- Does television 'encourage' mass killings? -- The leaders' debates and the UK 2010 general election : did Sky News change the course of British political history? -- Two-screen audience involvement -- 'Bigot-gate' -- How MTV and community radio turned a crisis into a drama and helped prevent many deaths from AIDS.
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1 Historical background : Broadcasting in the 20th Century -- The early days of broadcasting -- Early clashes between the state and broadcasters -- The power and appeal of radio -- Radio in wartime -- Broadcasting as part of the rituals and routines of life -- Continued conflicts between broadcasters and the state -- Continued debate over the purpose and potential of television -- The demands and rewards of `the golden age of television' -- Television transformed by technology and politics -- The most-watched TV programmes of the 20th century -- Radio finds a new role -- 2 Broadcast output and consumption -- How much broadcasting is there? -- How audiences are measured -- What type of output is being most viewed and listened to, when and how? -- Fragmentation and convergence -- Implications in changes of financial models and audience behaviour for the funding of programmes -- Quantity versus quality -- How people `really' use broadcasting -- 3 Does More Mean Worse? -- The continued importance of PSB in the UK -- Comparing PSB in the UK over a 30-year period -- Declining audiences for news and current affairs -- Children's broadcasting -- 4 Radio : the chameleon medium -- Why studio radio? -- The uses and gratifications of radio -- The enduring importance of `breakfast shows' and on-air personalities -- The declining importance of radio in the consumption of music -- Radio's continued appeal in a 'screen world' -- Radio's continued importance as a trusted source of news and current affairs -- A matter of life and death -- The successful campaign to save BBC 6 Music-- and what it tells us about radio's unique appeal -- 5 Reality Television -- The life and death of Jade Goody-- as seen on TV -- When is `real' really real? -- Reality, perceptions and comedy -- when fake becomes more `real' than real -- Life on Mars -- 6 Truth and trust : broadcasting's greatest `Weapon'-- The 'voice of the people' -- The Gilligan Affair -- 'Sachsgate' -- How could this have happened? -- Can there be such a thing as too much `truth'? -- 7 Broadcasting bias -- Creatures of the dominant ideology, or part of a liberal-left conspiracy? -- Bias in wider cultural/societal attitudes -- America, too! -- Impartiality and the limits to 'free speech' -- Talk radio -- Pay attention-- here comes a bit of science -- Science lacks the 'fizz' demanded of news 'events' -- 8 Moving Time -- Free at last! -- The timeless appeal of 'pirate' (unlicensed) radio -- Kenny Everett's Radio Days -- 9 Local and global -- Community radio - very local or global? -- Importance of radio as an international broadcaster : the BBC World Service -- Some other international radio broadcasters -- Al Jazeera and its challenge to 'western' journalistic narratives and state propaganda in the Middle East -- Other world views -- Censorship of news-- and countries' portrayal in fiction -- International appeal of coverage by local radio stations in London to events of '7/7' -- 10 International Television -- Programmes and formats -- A two-way flow? -- Time travelling and cultural combinations -- How much broadcasting of non-domestic output is there? -- The impact of international TV sales -- Same formats, different cultures -- The impact on the Chinese population of Super (Voice) Girl -- How much do 'we' learn about 'them'? -- 11 Convergence and citizens' journalism -- What do we mean by 'convergence'? -- Types of broadcast convergence technologies and usage -- Web 2.0 and the two-way flow -- Radio and convergence -- Platform-neutral content -- New media, new content -- Convergence and news production -- The role of the citizen in news coverage -- Comment is free but how 'real' and 'nasty' should we let it be? -- 12 The Power and effects of broadcasting -- Mass murder in England's lakelands -- Does television 'encourage' mass killings? -- The leaders' debates and the UK 2010 general election : did Sky News change the course of British political history? -- Two-screen audience involvement -- 'Bigot-gate' -- How MTV and community radio turned a crisis into a drama and helped prevent many deaths from AIDS.

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