Broadcast Communication
When messages move from one point to many
A camera, printer, and projector all in one, invented by the Lumiere brothers and powered by a hand crank instead of a motor
In the movie industry, the word used to describe when the dissemination of movies usually through sales
In the movie industry, the word used to describe when movie screenings (usually in theaters)
Fireside Chats
Radio broadcast from Pres. Franklin Delano Roosevelt to the American public covering topics like the Great Depression, World War II, and the economy
Golden Age of Television
A phrase often described early days of television in the 50s
Shows that provided entertainment as well as information and tended to revolve around violence
A device that used sprockets along a film's perforated edges to run 50 feet of film in thirty seconds
Stations that banded together to transmit the same program in order to reach the largest possible audience
Niche markets
Rather than attempting to appeal to a mass audience, niche marketing focused on smaller groups of people with similar interests
Paramount Case
Brought against Paramount Studious; required the separation of production and distribution from exhibition
Point-to-point communication
When messages move from one point to another
In the movie industry, the word used to describe all the activities and actions taken in order to create a movie
Radio Act of 1912
Required that radio stations be licensed before they could transmit
Radio Act of 1927
An act of Congress that created the Federal Radio Commission, which was responsible for overseeing station licensing and reducing the number of station
Talk shows
Radio (and television) shows where an expert presents an audience with an issue and audience call into add their voices to the conversation
Vita phone
A system of phonographic disc recordings paired with a projector