In the competitive media landscape of the early 1990s, seizing audience attention was a priority. What better way to do it than with a cheaply produced show that appealed to viewers’ basest instincts?
As ‘The Jerry Springer Show’ climbed the ratings ladder, the censorship bleep, which masked the slew of insults lobbed by warring guests, became a star of the show.
Scholars, preservationists, archivists, museum educators and curators, fans and the public are meeting in late April in the nation’s capital to figure out how to preserve broadcasting’s history.
The Online Streaming Act is set to soon become law in Canada. The act is a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done to support BIPOC content.
The Wales Broadcast Archive in Aberystwyth brings together the archives of the BBC, ITV and S4C under one roof.
The BBC is celebrating 100 years of broadcasting in Wales.
A wireless transmitter uses almost no power and at first glance appears to violate the laws of physics. It’s actually a clever use of physics that could one day transmit data from tiny remote sensors.
The BBC has underestimated the public response to local radio cuts, says an expert.
Just five days before the first pitch of the 1947 World Series, a deal was struck to air the Series on television.
The BBC would be taking a huge risk if it abandons radio news, when so many worldwide listeners depend on it.
Russian government media are frequently criticized as being blatant propaganda. How do US government media measure up?
The Agricultural Internet of Things is making farming more efficient. An information technology expert describes some of the challenges of working with sensors and antennas underground.
Legendary broadcaster Red Barber took a chance on Scully when he asked him to be an announcer for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Three years later, Scully was the voice of the World Series.
Running Up That Hill had a prominent moment in the new season of Netflix’s Stranger Things – and now it’s being played on commercial radio and being discovered by a younger audience.
Soap operas, with their long and involved storytelling and large audience reach, can be uniquely positioned to enable narrative transportation.
The BBC has resumed broadcasting via shortwave radio to ensure civilians can access the news.
A speech expert wonders what this says about the pressures women in leadership roles feel – and the broader cultural impulse to police the way women speak and sound.
The role played by guerrilla radio in the liberation struggle will not be lost to history, thanks to books like this.
If women are to have a public voice in Ghana’s media ecology then a great deal more needs to happen.
Podcasting exploded due to the lack of gatekeepers. Now big tech companies are starting to act like traditional media networks, signing popular hosts to exclusive contracts and establishing paywalls.