9.14 New Media During Tragedies

9.14 New Media During Tragedies - 9.14 New Media in times...

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9.14 New Media in times of crisis Filters for tragedy New companions- phones, Always there at catastrophe Always has had a role Shaped understanding o Of event o Of technology o Of ourselves Look at new media and disasters o Titanic April 14 1912 Maiden voyage Unsinkable 1517 dead No media, but new media played a part David Sarnoff Worked for Marconi company Manufactured wireless Ship communication only use for radio early pioneer of broadcasting RCA
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Stayed at key for 72 hours Marconi promoted him Confusion about wreck Had to wait for Carpathian to arrive No regulation of airwaves So much confusion Taft silenced it Led to Radio Act of 1912 o Hindenburg zeppelin Germany/America IN 2 DAYS LUXURY Originally used helium US didn’t like Nazis Priced helium too high Germans filled with hydrogen o flammable May 6 th 1927 Lakehurst NJ 36 dead, 61 survived Herbert Morrison o Radio broadcaster o Gave us our first taste o JFK November 22, 1963
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