At a time when radio’s fortunes and future are being impacted by new audio technologies, it’s fitting to remind people of its continuing relevance and value in society. As radio enters its second century of public service, this volume provides readers with a full-on assessment of all aspects of the eldest electronic mass medium through a series of astutely and incisively written essays.’
How NPR can take cues from other broadcasters in its quest to broaden audience' by John Mark Dempsey
Named a Radio Book of the Year: 'A very stimulating and thought provoking collection of 15 essays by US and Canadian academics on various aspects of radio....Excellent.'
Very readable, well-researched...I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in broadcasting.
An excellent read for a college student pursuing a degree in communications or journalism and needing insight into the radio industry. It’s also suitable for those who like to think hard about the roles that radio and audio play in our culture and how people interact with them.
This volume expands our understanding of radio as classic broadcasting and offers a diversity of themes relevant to its evolution. The chapters vary not only in their topics but also in their length, style, and theoretical and methodological approaches. This eclecticism may be especially useful for junior college students or new radio industry professionals in mapping the current trends and themes in radio research. Radio is entering its second century—it is already demonstrating and will undoubtedly demonstrate many more diverse paths of development.
Radio's Second Century
Past, Present, and Future Perspectives
Edited by John Allen Hendricks Foreword by Michael Brown Contributions by John Allen Hendricks, Bruce Mims, Lu Wu, Daniel Riffe, Laith Zuraikat, Joseph R. Blaney, David Crider, Rachel Sussman-Wander Kaplan, John F. Barber, Emily W. Easton, Mark Ward, John Mark Dempsey, Anjuli Joshi Brekke, Anne F. MacLennan, Brad Clark, Archie McLean, Michael Nevradakis and Simon Order
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