ERIC Number: ED119238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
The Voice of America: Policies and Problems. Journalism Monographs No. 43.
Browne, Donald R.
Journalism Monographs, n43 p1-64 Feb 1976
This issue of "Journalism Monographs" is devoted to a discussion of the Policies and problems of the international broadcasting operation "The Voice of America" (VOA). The monograph begins with an examination of the origins of America's entry into international broadcasting and the creation of the Office of War Information in 1942. The VOA's activities during the second world war are discussed, as are postwar activities, the International Broadcasting Foundation Proposal, and the Smith-Mundt Bill passed in 1948. The next section of this monograph discusses the activities of the VOA during the "cold war" years. The next section discusses the activities of the VOA from 1961 to the present. The final section makes conclusions about the VOA: it appears to possess the necessary flexibility to cope with the changes that are likely to take place in world broadcasting over the next ten or twenty years; and VOA will continue to serve a useful role as a conveyer of life in America to the rest of the world. The appendix discusses the audience for VOA broadcasts. (TS)
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Educational Media, Federal Government, Journalism, Mass Media, Media Research, News Media, Radio
Prof. Harold Wilson, AEJ Publications Manager, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Education in Journalism.