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Koon, Cline M. – Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1933
Radio is a new force which science has placed in the hands of civilization. Its potential uses are so numerous and varied that it has captivated the imagination of the entire civilized world. As a means of diffusing entertainment and information over wide areas, broadcasting has no peer. Steadily it is breaking down the barriers of isolation,…
Descriptors: Radio, Best Practices, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
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Wolfe, G. Joseph – Journalism Quarterly, 1980
An analysis of 1938 newspaper editorials about Orson Welles' notorious "War of the Worlds" broadcast reveals that they explained audience reaction on the grounds of gullibility, the ominous threat of war, and the technique of the broadcast, and that they offered radio a rather stern lecture on the relationship between freedom and responsibility.…
Descriptors: Audiences, Editorials, Emotional Response, Freedom of Speech
Cantor, Muriel G.; Cantor, Joel M. – Television & Children, 1984
Traces historical development of soap operas and presents results of surveys conducted with college students to determine how viewing affects their behavior, attitudes, and beliefs. Results indicate students neither seek nor take advice from soap operas whereas early radio soap opera listeners sought practical explanations of appropriate behavior…
Descriptors: Audiences, Behavior Change, College Students, Ethics