- Type of paper Research Summary
- Subject Communications and Media
- Number of pages 2
- Format of citation MLA
- Number of cited resources 0
- Type of service Writing
You will locate and summarize two newspaper or magazine articles around the theme: “When old media technologies were new.” Using information and materials from class as your guide, you will search archives for news reports or commentary from the early periods of any of the following media technologies: photography, film, telegraph, telephone, radio, television, mainframe computers, or personal computers. The articles you select should illustrate any of the following (or combination thereof): 1) How the technology was imagined, received, or understood while it was developing 2) A sense of genealogy (perhaps by mentioning a failed competing technology, or multiple inventors) 3) Attendant social questions or controversies in areas like politics, economics, and culture (e.g. showing the moral panic around early cinema, the debates around radio spectrum policy, or how particular business models developed) What you will turn in: You will turn in PDFs of each article and a short summary that explains very explicitly how the articles illustrate the above theme(s). The summary should be no longer than one page and should list citations for the articles (using any format you choose). It can be MS Word or PDF format.
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