UNIT 20 NOTES

UNIT 20 NOTES - Intro to Journalism Always a Bad Rap Most...

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1 Intro to Journalism Dr. Fred Blevens Unit 20: TV, A Cultural Nightmare? Always a Bad Rap ± Most popular medium since 1950s, but . . . ± Widely viewed as a cultural nightmare ± Polls show it the biggest influence on teen sex and violence ± Politicians decry it, but use it for negative advertising ± The upside . . . ± It helped expose civil rights violations ± In 1980s, it did that as well in Eastern Europe and China ± It’s where we turn to for news and information ± Millions experience something simulataneously ± How big was it? ± 1948: 1 percent of households at televisions ± 1953: 50 percent ± 1960s: 90 percent ± Today: More than 75 percent have more than one It All Started With a Disk ± Inventors had the idea for a long, long time ± Two ingredients . . . ± Photoelectric sensing material (a medium, like film) ± Technique for encoding pictures for transmission ± Paul Nipkow invented scanning disk in 1880s ± Small holes in a spiral allowed light to be scanned ± As it spun, each hole provided one line of a scene ± 1923: Vladimir Zworykin and Philo Farnsworth
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