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ERIC Number: ED161036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Electronic News Delivery Needs Only FCC Encouragement for Invasion of U.S.A.
Edwards, Kenneth
The electronic newspaper, using a television screen and a small keying mechanism to call for specific pages of interest, currently exists in England and may soon be common in the United States. Three systems of electronic information delivery (teletext) now operate in England: CEEFAX, ORACLE, and VIEWDATA. The first two make use of two television lines at the top of a home television screen and the viewer can call up the page of his or her topic of interest. The third system is operated by the British Post Office and displays information in the same way; however, specific information can be sought through a two-way communication system using a telephone connected to the television set. Development of the system in the United States awaits only a commercial developer and the approval of the Federal Communications Commission. The advertising potential of the teletext systems makes it likely that they will be developed by commercial enterprises while the convenience and probable low cost may make such systems very popular with the United States public. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Electronic Newspapers; England; Teletext
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (61st, Seattle, Washington, August 13-16, 1978)