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Semester 2 2000-2001
A/P Ian Gordon
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Study Guide Five
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
1) Why is radio such an important part of the American media spectrum?
2) Could the reaction to "The War of the Worlds" broadcast happen these days? Why or Why Not?
3) Why is it that talk back radio influences American politics?
Please post your answers to the discussion questions to the AS3217 Forum on the IVLE page.
After completing the reading you should be able to answer the following questions.
|No questions this week. Instead students should select up to eight important terms from the reading and provide short definitions of them.|
Hear "War of the Worlds" again in the Media Resources Centre in the Central Library (NUS Library Holdings).
It will be available shortly at http://ivle.nus.edu.sg/multimedia/medialist.asp?courseid=AS3217
Self Test 9
Self Test 10