Broadcasting in America

Broadcasting in America

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As the best-selling text in its market for more than thirty-five years, Broadcasting in America distinguishes itself by presenting electronic media both as products of contemporary social forces and as social forces in their own right. This text will introduce you to the exciting changes taking place in electronic media. It will help you examine the emerging information infrastructure and the accelerating convergence of various electronic media forms. It will also help you examine the role electronic media plays in many academic areas, ranging from economics to law, from history to social science. You will find this industry more accessible as you experience broadcasting dually through the people and the products that have shaped the history of this medium and through your own experiences with broadcasting in your daily life.Terrestrial microwave relays use UHF waves that attenuate rapidly in the atmosphere and can travel only to the horizon. Higher ... Adding more Earth stations adds nothing to transmission costs, whereas linking up new destinations in microwave relay networks does. ... Geostationary Orbit Early satellites moved across the sky like the sun and moon, requiring huge receiving antennas with costly trackinganbsp;...

Title:Broadcasting in America
Author:Sydney W. Head, Thomas Spann, Michael A. McGregor
Publisher:Allyn & Bacon - 2000-09-01


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