Two Quick Essays (Mass Communications)

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- Be thorough in your answers. 
- You may use the textbook and outside sources to help you to respond. 
- Since this is a timed response, there is no need to list sources. 
- Your answers should be in paragraph form with an introductory paragraph introducing the reader to the material.
- Length of your answers is not important as the quality of your response.  This means that you answered all of the elements of the question.
- It's suggested to prepare your answers in advance.

Trace the history of the printed newspaper and various types of eras in reporting the news. Start with the colonial period of print up to and including how printed news is delivered today with national papers like USA Today. Include and describe what was the significance of the era of the 'penny press', 'jazz journalism', 'yellow journalism', and 'muckraking.

 

2.  The follow question is two of two to be answered for the midterm. 

- Be thorough in your answers. 
- You may use the textbook and outside sources to help you to respond. 
- Since this is a timed response, there is no need to list sources. 
- Your answers should be in paragraph form starting with an introductory paragraph introducing the reader to the material.
- Length of your answers is not important as the quality of your response.  This means that you answered all of the elements of the question.
- It's suggested to prepare your answers in advance.

Although the telegraph was first in providing electronic communication in the 19th Century, 'radio' is considered the grandfather of modern day electronics which led to television and where we are today with the Internet, computers, and all types of audio and video devices. Keeping this in mind, chronicle in order the events that took place that originally began with the discovery of the electromagnetic spectrum to the beginnings of radio broadcasting which led to the creation of the NBC and CBS networks. Include the following individuals and their contributions to broadcasting in the early days: Hertz, Marconi, Paley, deforest, Armstrong, and Sarnoff.

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