Electronic Media vs Print (Thesis Paper)

13276 Words Jul 24th, 2009 54 Pages
Electronic Media
VS.
Print

Where America Gets Its News

Table of Contents

Abstract…………………………………………………………………………….…3
Introduction………………………………………………………….......................…4
Premise Statement………………………………………………….…………………4
Personal Limitation………………………………………………….......................…5
Methodology…………………………………………………………………….……5
Section 1: Birth of Electronic Media and its Popularity…………………….……6
Radio……………………………………………………………………………….…6
Humble Beginnings………………………………………………………......6 From Navigation to News and Entertainment………………......................…8 The “New” Radio: Digital Satellite…………………………...……….……10
Television………………………………………………………………………...…12
Small Screen, Big Possibilities……………………………………..….……12 Now in
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By gaining insight on media’s role in the community, individuals will better understand the enormous responsibility given to those who are chosen to monitor this medium.

Premise Statement

The premise of my thesis is that electronic media has become the leading source society utilizes to obtain information on world events. My research shows how electronic media has grown over the years from being a medium for news and entertainment purposes into the complex powerhouse it is today replacing print as the number one source to obtain information on past, present, and future events around the world. Inquiry as to how electronic media has gained so much popularity that many are inclined to choose this form of communication over print news publications has been examined by means of primary and secondary research and a conclusion has been drawn that will support my position about electronic media’s impact on the community as a whole.

Limitations

As I have been exposed to broadcast media for over ten years (both in academia and professional experience) and have no proficient exposure to print, my research could be interpreted as being biased toward media. As I am also a student continuing my education in the field of media communication, my thesis paper might be assessed by others as the work of a novice however, I will make every effort to remain objective in my approach to conduct practical research

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