ERIC Number: ED093283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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The New Media and Public Communication: Can We Survive the Electronic Revolution?
Boston Univ., MA. School of Public Communication.; Hancock (John) Mutual Life Insurance Co., Boston, MA.
John Hancock Life Insurance Company and Boston University sponsored a symposium on the new media and public communication. The keynote address by Frank Shakespeare was on the unconscious bias of network news. Three speakers discussed citizen access to information and television channels with reference to First Amendment rights and FCC regulations. Next three businessmen spoke of communications in the future and its effect on marketing, management systems, and corporate organization. Following this, a panel discussed the new media and its effects on journalism and journalists. Arthur Stambler warned the symposium that excessive governmental regulation is on the verge of destroying cable television. The impact of the new communication technology on the balance between society's need for information and the citizen's right to privacy was examined by legal, academic, and industry specialists. Closing the symposium, Peter Goldmark explored the ramifications of distributing people and resources by means of communications technology. (WH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA. School of Public Communication.; Hancock (John) Mutual Life Insurance Co., Boston, MA.