ERIC Number: ED097677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Communications Satellites: Looking Down the Road.
Dizard, Wilson P.
The first phase of the satellite component of a worldwide information grid is over. The real problems are beginning now with the evolution of technology that will beam specialized transmissions from higher-powered satellites into smaller antennae perched on ships, airplanes, and rooftops. This is another matter politically, economically, and culturally because it involves important questions of freedom of information for individuals as well as questions of the sovereignty of nations. A review of the problems four nations face because of broadcast satellites places the issues in perspective, but the review also raises more questions about the future of specialized communications than it provides answers for. (Author/RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (57th, San Diego, California, August 18-21, 1974)