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AS3217 U.S. Media & Public Policy
Semester 2 2000-2001
A/P Ian Gordon
Ph. 874 4694

Lecture 5
Radio: From Invention to Commercialization
How the Media Shapes Events, Case Study Two: The War of the Worlds

Joseph Turow, Media Today: An Introduction to Mass Communication (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999), Chapters Eight, Nine, and Ten. RBR Holdings
Simon Callow, Orson Welles: the Road to Xanadu (London: Jonathan Cape, 1995), Chapter Sixteen.  NUS Library Holdings

Richard Davis, The Press and American Politics: the New Mediator (Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1996), Chapter Four.
Susan J. Douglas, Inventing American Broadcasting, 1899-1922 (Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press , 1987). NUS Library Holdings
Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio. Video. NUS Library Holdings
Susan Smulyan, Selling Radio: The Commercialization of American Broadcasting, 1920-1934 (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994). NUS Library Holdings
William S. Solomon and Robert W. McChesney, editors, Ruthless Criticism: New Perspectives in U.S. Communication History (Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1993). Chapter 10.  McChesney, R., Conflict not consensus. RBR Holdings; NUS Library Holdings
Orson Welles:
Frank Brady, Citizen Welles: a Biography of Orson Welles (New York : Scribner, 1989). NUS Library Holdings
Charles Higham, Orson Welles: The Rise and Fall of an American Genius (Sevenoaks, Kent: New English Library, 1986). NUS Library Holdings
David Thomson, Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996). NUS Library Holdings

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