Category Archives: Prior Classes

Metamorphosis of U.S. Wireless Broadcasting: Past, Present, & Future

In communication history, we know who invented which technologies, however, undoubtedly forget how the technologies surpass suppression and rise to maturity. We overlook factors that initiate for newer innovations and development. One example is the U.S. wireless radio broadcasting, which has endured institutional social, political, and economic transformations in historical context. Throughout the twentieth century, the meaning of wireless radio broadcasting has evolved from three critical phases: beginning of the industry and its commercialization (1920-1934); the golden age of radio and development of networks (1935-1949); and the rise of local independent stations and the fall of national networks (1950-1965).
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Professional Journalists Join the Conversation

Professional journalists, and in effect their employers, rely on their credibility to do good work. Because the nature of their work requires them to be fair and even-handed, it is not surprising that some newspapers are hesitant to allow journalists to maintain blogs. If a political reporter writes her opinions on a candidate in a blog it would obviously be inappropriate for her to cover that candidate. However, if a political reporter keeps a blog with the latest developments in a candidate’s campaign (assuming she isn’t only writing about one candidate) such as campaign contributions of fundraising stops, these are details that might not necessarily make it into the paper, but which some people might be interested in knowing about.
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Group 4 Reading – Activism Politics

Netizens: An Anthology, The Net and the Future of Politics: The Ascendency of the Commons . FOCUS On pp1-5, 10-12, 15-22, 24-25

Assignment:
Synthesize reading(s) and supplement discussion material with at least one additional reading per group member. Blog, a reaction to the assigned reading(s)* that includes a short abstract (with link) of the supplemental resource. Posts are due 6 pm day of class.

Netizen’s transcribes the two-week November 1994 Virtual Conference on Universal Service and Open Access to the Telecommunications Network (see NTIA) as an example of public and open discussion to examine e-government.
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Internet Evaluation: Tragedy of the Commons

Was anyone else surprised by this article? I’m not oblivious to the diversity of opinion on population, nor do I think Hardin is totally off-based, but couldn’t he have left a little room for religious ideology as a possible exception to the rule. His “Puritan inheritance,” as he states, is almost used as a derogative. My religious background commends Hardin’s uses of mutual coercion, mutually agreed upon by the majority of the people affected (Hardin), but still leaving room for Deity to finalize our decisions, which is where I think we would find our impeding barrier of disagreement. With this theory of the commons with regards to the Internet I can see great correlation to his take on population with this. If Hardin and I were to tackle the Internet as the source of our problem I think we would have been much better friends.
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Communities In Cyberspace

‘Communities in Cyberspace’ alluded to the notion that online communities and the emerging means by which to engage them are offering sensory experiences so advanced that it is difficult to distinguish user behavior here apart from that of the ‘real world’. Second Life is one such MUD – growing considerably in popularity and hosted features.

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