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Com 2400 - Intro To Media & Telecom
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Introduction to Media Telecommunications Com 2400 Richard A Gershon Ph D Western Michigan University School of Communication 1903 West Michigan Ave Kalamazoo MI 49008 Tel 269 387 3182 Office Fax 269 387 3990 Email Richard Gershon wmich edu Web Site http homepages wmich edu gershon Office Hours Wed 2 00 5 00PM Sprau Tower 324 Graduate Assistant Laura Henderson Email Laura K Henderson laura k henderson wmich e Course Description This course is an introduction into the field of media and telecommunications From Guglielmo Marconi and the first wireless telegraph to Steve Job s and the Apple iPod this course will examine some of the people companies and strategies that have transformed the communication industries We begin by looking at the history and development of select media and information technologies including radio and television broadcasting cable television telephone communications and the Internet Later we examine a select number of issues pertaining to the field of media and telecommunications including management industry structure communication technology electromagnetic spectrum wireless communication and digital media law and policy the FCC and privacy and the social effects of media and communication Required Text Lynne Schafer Gross Electronic Media An Introduction 10th Ed New York McGraw Hill 2010 Power Point Presentations A course pack containing power point slides will be available for purchase at the WMU campus bookstore located in the Bernhard Center 1 COURSE OUTLINE AND READING Meeting Times May 9 RADIO COMMUNICATION Telegraphy and Wireless Communication Five Radio Pioneers Guglielmo Marconi Reginald Fessenden Lee DeForest Nathan B Stubblefield Edwin Howard Armstrong Regulating the Broadcast Air Waves Radio Acts of 1912 1927 Communications Act of 1934 Broadcasting and the Public Interest May 11 RADIO COMMUNICATION II Experimental Radio Stations Station KDKA The Formation of RCA The NBC Radio Television Network David Sarnoff The CBS Radio



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