NMIX2020 Terrible Times Lecture Summary

NMIX2020 Terrible Times Lecture Summary - Terrible Times...

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Terrible Times Lecture New Media is always present during catastrophes and shapes our understanding of events, technologies, and ourselves Titanic Wireless radio telegraphs were a new technology developed by David Sarnoff and the Marconi company Technology initially used solely for ship communication Confusion over unregulated radio channels prevents help from reaching the titanic This confusion leads to regulation of radio air waves in America by President Taft with the Radio Act of 1912 Hindenburg Herbert Morrison is broadcasting live when the zeppelin explodes, killing 36 passengers America’s first taste of live tragedy, “Oh the humanity!” and the beginning of on-the-spot emotional reporting JFK Assassination Abe Zapruder captures the President’s murder on 26 seconds of 8 mm film The best source comes from a bystander, not a reporter. Truth in the pictures Oswald and Ruby ABC and CBS film crews present NBC broadcasting live
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course NMIX 2020 taught by Professor Shamp during the Spring '11 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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