An Introductory History of British Broadcasting

Author: Andrew Crisell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134538057

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 477

An Introductory History of British Broadcasting is a concise and accessible history of British radio and television. It begins with the birth of radio at the beginning of the twentieth century and discusses key moments in media history, from the first wireless broadcast in 1920 through to recent developments in digital broadcasting and the internet. Distinguishing broadcasting from other kinds of mass media, and evaluating the way in which audiences have experienced the medium, Andrew Crisell considers the nature and evolution of broadcasting, the growth of broadcasting institutions and the relation of broadcasting to a wider political and social context. This fully updated and expanded second edition includes: *the latest developments in digital broadcasting and the internet *broadcasting in a multimedia era and its prospects for the future *the concept of public service broadcasting and its changing role in an era of interactivity, multiple channels and pay per view *an evaluation of recent political pressures on the BBC and ITV duopoly *a timeline of key broadcasting events and annotated advice on further reading.

The Birth of British Television

A History

Author: Mark Aldridge

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230346723

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 472

When the BBC launched the world's first regular, high-definition television service on 2 November, 1936 it was the culmination of decades of technological innovations. More than this, however, the service meant that the principle of television had finally found its place. The Birth of British Television – A History traces the early history and development of television, from the experiments of amateurs to the institutionalised developments that led to the world's first regular, high definition television service. Author Mark Aldridge provides a clear, in-depth and accessible introduction for those either exploring the period for the first time or seeking new insights into the beginnings of the industry. In tracing the origins and development of television, Aldridge focuses on a number of important factors including the attitude of the press towards early television and examines the way that expectations of television changed over time prior to its official launch. Utilising new research, this illuminating study examines how the aims for a new television service developed, and the extent to which content and technology were linked. The Birth of British Television approaches this formative period from several perspectives, from private individuals to the BBC and government, while also examining the broader opinions at the time towards the new medium through press reports and feedback from the general public. Also included is an assessment of early programming, which helps to offer a new and profound evaluation of the development of early television. Mark Aldridge is a Lecturer in Film and TV Studies at Southampton Solent University, UK. He specialises in British television and both film and television history. His previous publications include T is for Television (2008), an analysis of the work of Russell T. Davies, co-written with Andy Murray.

Re-viewing Television History

Critical Issues in Television History

Author: Helen Wheatley

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857716395

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 7649

This is an essential text for students and teachers written by the major figures in Television History

The Routledge Companion to British Media History

Author: Martin Conboy,John Steel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317629469

Category: Social Science

Page: 610

View: 4976

The Routledge Companion to British Media History provides a comprehensive exploration of how different media have evolved within social, regional and national contexts. The 50 chapters in this volume, written by an outstanding team of internationally respected scholars, bring together current debates and issues within media history in this era of rapid change, and also provide students and researchers with an essential collection of comparable media histories. The first two parts of the Companion comprise a series of thematic chapters reflecting broadly on historiography, providing historical context for discussions of the power of the media and their social importance, arranged in the following sections: Media History Debates Media and Society The subsequent parts are made up of in-depth sections on different media formats, exploring various approaches to historicizing media futures, divided as follows: Newspapers Magazines Radio Film Television Digital Media The Routledge Companion to British Media History provides an essential guide to key ideas, issues, concepts and debates in the field. Chapter 40 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at www.tandfebooks.com/openaccess. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license.

More Than a Music Box

Radio Cultures and Communities in a Multi-Media World

Author: Andrew Crisell

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845450465

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 315

View: 7078

Showing how in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and the South Pacific, radio provides distinctive forms of content for the individual listener, this volume also shows how it enables ethnic and cultural groups to maintain their sense of identity. It suggests that the benefits and gratifications which radio confers remain unique.

The A to Z of British Radio

Author: Seán Street

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810870130

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

View: 7842

Founded in 1922, the British Broadcasting Corporation is probably the most well-known national radio corporation in the world, but the BBC is just part of the British radio picture. There are 'pirate' radio stations, community radio, commercial radio, and more recently, experimentation and development in the digital arena. All aspects of the 85 years of UK radio, from issues of regulation to the role played by commercial operators prior to World War II, are covered in this new book by SeOn Street. The A to Z of British Radio relates the history of this medium through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on the BBC and other companies, many of the specific stations, the more memorable programs and those who wrote for or appeared on them, and the administrative and technical aspects. This quick reference tool's structure and ease of navigation will have scholars, students, radio industry professionals, journalists, and critics turning to it again and again.

An Introduction to Television Studies

Author: Jonathan Bignell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136483268

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 348

View: 7633

In this comprehensive textbook, now updated for its third edition, Jonathan Bignell provides students with a framework for understanding the key concepts and main approaches to Television Studies, including audience research, television history and broadcasting policy, and the analytical study of individual programmes. Features include: a glossary of key terms key terms defined in margins suggestions for further reading activities/assignments for use in class New and updated case studies feature: ‘Every Home Needs a Harvey’ ad approaches to news reporting television scheduling CSI Crime Scene Investigation animated cartoon series Individual chapters address: studying television, television histories, television cultures, television texts and narratives, television genres and formats, television production, television and quality, television realities, television you can’t see, television audiences, beyond television.

Public Issue Radio

Talks, News and Current Affairs in the Twentieth Century

Author: H. Chignell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230346456

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 249

View: 8096

Based on original and previously unseen written and sound archives and interviews with former and current radio producers and presenters, Public Issue Radio addresses the controversial question of the political leanings of current affairs programmes, and asks if Analysis became an early platform for both Thatcherite and Blairite ideas.

Towards a Market in Broadcasting

Communications Policy in the UK and Germany

Author: C. Potschka

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230370195

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 331

View: 2487

A comparative analysis of the evolution ofUK and German broadcasting policies, adding to the developing area of comparative research on media and communications policy. The book focuses on processes of marketization and liberalization as they have affected policy-making, national regulatory frameworks and media structures.

Historical Dictionary of British Radio

Author: Sean Street

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 318

View: 7741

Founded in 1922, the British Broadcasting Corporation is probably the most well-known national radio corporation in the world, but the BBC is just part of the British radio picture. There are "pirate" radio stations, community radio, commercial radio, and more recently, experimentation and development in the digital arena. All aspects of the 85 years of UK radio, from issues of regulation to the role played by commercial operators prior to World War II, are covered in this new book by Sean Street. Street relates the history of this medium through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on the BBC and other companies, many of the specific stations, the more memorable programs and those who wrote for or appeared on them, and the administrative and technical aspects. This quick reference tool's structure and ease of navigation will have scholars, students, radio industry professionals, journalists, and critics turning to it again and again.

The Public on the Public

The British Public as Trust, Reflexivity and Political Foreclosure

Author: C. Westall,M. Gardiner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137351349

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

View: 3721

In Britain, the resistance to popular determination allowed by the financial construct of the public has been so successful that this term, public, must be re-read as politically paralyzing. The problem, our problem, is the public - which we are so often told will bring us together and provide for us - and it is this we must move beyond.

Liveness and Recording in the Media

Author: Andrew Crisell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230392628

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 3387

We think of radio and television as live media. Yet much of their output is pre-recorded. And if we value liveness so highly, why do we often consume their output some time after it has been broadcast? This book provides some unexpected answers about the meaning of 'liveness' and 'recording', the complexity of their relationship, and their significance not just for television and radio but the popular music which is radio's mainstay. Written in a clear and lively style, the book sets television and radio in the context of other media and traces the history of liveness and recording. To the relationship between these qualities it ascribes the rise of the serial programmes that characterise so much broadcasting. Citing well-known examples of broadcast output and making extensive use of BBC 1 as a case-study, it supports its arguments by taking illustrations and parallels from theatre, philosophical writing and even poetry.

The Essential Science Fiction Television Reader

Author: J.P. Telotte

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813138736

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

View: 8976

Once confined solely to literature and film, science fiction has emerged to become a firmly established, and wildly popular, television genre over the last half century. The Essential Science Fiction Television Reader provides insight into and analyses of the most important programs in the history of the genre and explores the breadth of science fiction programming. Editor J. P. Telotte and the contributors explain the gradual transformation of the genre from low-budget cinematic knockoffs to an independent and distinct televisual identity. Their essays track the dramatic evolution of early hits such as The Twilight Zone and Star Trek into the science fiction programming of today with its more recent successes such as Lost and Heroes. They highlight the history, narrative approaches, and themes of the genre with an inviting and accessible style. In essays that are as varied as the shows themselves, the contributors address the full scope of the genre. In his essay "The Politics of Star Trek: The Original Series," M. Keith Booker examines the ways in which Star Trek promoted cultural diversity and commented on the pioneering attitude of the American West. Susan George takes on the refurbished Battlestar Galactica series, examining how the show reframes questions of gender. Other essays explore the very attributes that constitute science fiction television: David Lavery's essay "The Island's Greatest Mystery: Is Lost Science Fiction?"calls into question the defining characteristics of the genre. From anime to action, every form of science fiction television is given thoughtful analysis enriched with historical perspective. Placing the genre in a broad context, The Essential Science Fiction Television Reader outlines where the genre has been, where it is today, and where it may travel in the future. No longer relegated to the periphery of television, science fiction now commands a viewership vast enough to sustain a cable channel devoted to the genre.

The Rise of Marketing and Market Research

Author: H. Berghoff,P. Scranton,U. Spiekermann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137071281

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 3655

This volume serves up a combination of broad questions, theoretical approaches, and manifold case studies to explore how people have sought to understand markets and thereby reduce risk, whether they have approached this challenge with a practical view based on their own business acumen or used the tools of scholarship.

Social Media at BBC News

The Re-Making of Crisis Reporting

Author: Valerie Belair-Gagnon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317585003

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

View: 864

Since the emergence of social media in the journalistic landscape, the BBC has sought to produce reporting more connected to its audience while retaining its authority as a public broadcaster in crisis reporting. Using empirical analysis of crisis news production at the BBC, this book shows that the emergence of social media at the BBC and the need to manage this kind of material led to a new media logic in which tech-savvy journalists take on a new centrality in the newsroom. In this changed context, the politico-economic and socio-cultural logic have led to a more connected newsroom involving this new breed of journalists and BBC audience. This examination of news production events shows that in the midst of transformations in journalistic practices and norms, including newsgathering, sourcing, distribution and impartiality, the BBC has reasserted its authority as a public broadcaster. Click here for a short video about the book.

Media Studies

The Essential Introduction

Author: Philip Rayner,Peter Wall,Stephen Kruger

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415236102

Category: Social Science

Page: 331

View: 8944

Students are introduced step-by-step to the skills of reading and analysing media texts and can explore a broad range of media institutions and technologies, ideologies, and codes of practice.

Broadcasting in the Modernist Era

Author: Matthew Feldman,Henry Mead,Erik Tonning

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472513592

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

View: 8079

The era of literary modernism coincided with a dramatic expansion of broadcast media throughout Europe, which challenged avant-garde writers with new modes of writing and provided them with a global audience for their work. Historicizing these developments and drawing on new sources for research ? including the BBC archives and other important collections - Broadcasting in the Modernist Era explores the ways in which canonical writers engaged with the new media of radio and television. Considering the interlinked areas of broadcasting 'culture' and politics' in this period, the book engages the radio writing and broadcasts of such writers as Virginia Woolf, W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, James Joyce, George Orwell, E. M. Forster, J. B. Priestley, Dorothy L. Sayers, David Jones and Jean-Paul Sartre. With chapters by leading international scholars, the volume's empirical-based approach aims to open up new avenues for understandings of radiogenic writing in the mass-media age.

A Study of Modern Television

Thinking Inside the Box

Author: Andrew Crisell

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9780333964095

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

View: 5140

This essential text provides an account of the complex character of modern television. Covering issues ranging from television's historical development to its impact on culture and society in general, the text provides an analysis of television's strengths and limitations. The book's scope and clarity make it ideal for all media students.

Dissident voices

the politics of television and cultural change

Author: Mike Wayne

Publisher: Pluto Pr

ISBN: 9780745313290

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 187

View: 4856

A lively exploration of the cracks and fissures in mainstream TV media which allow 'dissident' voices to find expression - and to articulate critical perspectives

The Museum of Broadcast Communications encyclopedia of radio

Author: Christopher H. Sterling,Michael C. Keith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781579584313

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1650

View: 3527

"A premise of this unique encyclopedia is that radio broadcasting is so pervasive that its importance can be easily overlooked. More than 600 articles provide ample illustration of the role this medium plays throughout the world. From radio's invention to radio on the Internet, the cross-referenced and thoroughly indexed articles analyze over 100 years of topics, programs, issues, people, and places, and provide leads to further reading. Some 250 photographs "give visual context to an often unseen world." Scholars, old-time-radio admirers, and curious readers will appreciate the unparalleled comprehensiveness of this source."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.