0331 - Course schedule JOURNALISM 405 History of American...

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0331 PowerPoint 1 JOURNALISM 405 History of American Journalism March 31, 2011 Course schedule Second test • REMINDER: The second exam is Thursday, April 14 • It will be 20 short answer questions and one essay question. • There will be a review session on Tuesday, April 12 Sample test question How did newspapers react against radio’s entry into news broadcasting? The pressured their wire services to stop setting wire stories to radio stations. They stop printing free listings of radio programs.
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0331 PowerPoint 2 Radio regulation • A 1926 court ruling found secretary of commerce didn’t have authority to regulate the airwaves • Chaos erupted as stations increased their power, moved to better spots on the dial and broadcasted whenever they wanted • Broadcasters themselves clamored for new law Radio Act of 1927 • Started idea of granting broadcasting licenses for “the public interest” • Forbade censorship but also banned “obscene, indecent or profane language” • Obligated stations to treat rival candidates equally • Created Federal Radio Commission to enforce the new law and regulations Communications Act of 1934
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