Inventing American Broadcasting, 1899-1922
ISBN: 0801838320
EAN13: 9780801838323
Language: English
Pages: 400
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Such organizations as AT&T, General Electric, and the U.S. Navy played major roles in radio's evolution, but early press coverage may have decisively steered radio in the direction of mass entertainment. Susan J. Douglas reveals the origins of a corporate media system that today dominates the content and form of American communication. --Daniel J. Czitrom, author of Media and the American Mind Journal of Communication