History and Philosophy of American Mass Communication
History and Philosophy of American Mass Communication COMM 425
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Chapter 2 The Press and the Revolution 1 N E 4 V39 0 gt1 9 gt0 Why does the author say it was an extremely reluctant revolution from the beginning Arthur M Schlesinger writes that the patriots exhibited extraordinary skill in manipulating public opinion playing upon the emotions of the ignorant as well as the minds of the educated What are some examples of these skills What factors made newspapers a potent medium in the Revolution It is said that the reasons the colonists went to war with England were not particularly good ones What were those reasons Do you think they were important enough reasons to go to war What importance did Edes and Gill s Boston Gazette hold in fomenting revolution How could the revolutionary press on the one hand be a unifying force while on the other hand be dividing the country by their unbridled partisanship What was James Rivington s role in the revolution What contributions did he make to journalism Samuel Adams has been called the master of puppets the one who pulled the strings to begin the American Revolution What in uenced his political philosophy How did Adams incite a revolution What were his techniques What were the political philosophies of John Dickinson and Isaiah Thomas How did they contribute to fomenting revolution 10 How did the First Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing a free press evolve Chapter 3 The Press and the Founding of a Nation N E 4 V39 9 gt1 9 Why did the framers of the Constitution not even discuss press rights at the beginning of their deliberations Why is this period called the dark ages of American journalism React to the statement If the press was scurrilous it was a re ection of the times George Washington who was subjected to vilification by the antiFederalist press developed an ambivalent attitude toward the press Do you think he was justified What were his views about the press Discuss his views about managed news Alexander Hamilton s and Thomas Jefferson39s political philosophies were on opposite ends of the political spectrum What were their views about the press and press freedom What were John Adams views of the press Did the character of the press change during his presidency What were the Alien and Sedition Laws of 1798 How did they seriously jeopardize the Bill of Rights As president Thomas Jefferson did more for freedom of the press than any other president Do you agree Why Did he believe press freedom and an orderly government were compatible What importance did the Harry Croswell trial have Chapter 9 Radio and Its Promises l N E 4 V39 0 gt1 9 gt0 What were the siX phases in radio s development Who really invented radio What scienti c contributions did the following make to radio s development Samuel FB Morse Thomas Edison Alexander Graham Bell Guglielmo Marconi Heinrich Hertz Reginald A Fessenden Lee De Forest and Edwin Armstrong How and why did the Radio Corporation of America develop Of all the corporations within RCA which had the most power What was the rst program broadcast on radio What types of programs were eventually offered How did the networks develop What contributions did David Sarnoff William S Paley and Edward J Noble make to radio s development How did William S Paley attract stars to his network How was radio financed during various stages in its development Why and how did regulation of radio develop What impact did radio have on America