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The Telegraph, Telephone & Radio in Mass Communications - Chapter Summary
We've made learning about the radio, the telephone and telegraph in mass communications easy with the lessons and quizzes provided in this chapter. You'll study topics such as the invention of the telegraph, Alexander Graham Bell, the history of the radio and much more in these mobile-friendly lessons. All of our learning materials are self-paced, so you can move as quickly or as slowly as you need. Use the self-assessment lesson quizzes and chapter test to make sure you're ready to take a test or move on to other subjects. Once you complete this chapter, you should be able to:
- Provide an overview of the invention of the telegraph
- Detail the biography and inventions of Alexander Graham Bell
- Discuss the development and history of radio and the recording industry
- Outline the history of the radio and radio advertising
- Explain the regulation, support and network affiliates of early radio
- Discuss the evolution of radio and the broadcasting industry
- Describe the mediums, concepts and influences of the recording industry and radio
- Identify emerging trends of radio and the recording industry
- Explain the impact of radio and television on the humanities
1. Invention of the Telegraph: History & Overview
In this lesson we explore the invention of the telegraph. One of the most important communication systems of the nineteenth century, the telegraph revolutionized communications, sending messages that previously had taken days in only minutes.
2. Alexander Graham Bell: Biography, Facts & Inventions
Best known for his invention of the telephone, Scottish-American scientist Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) dedicated much of his life to the research and development of a machine that could transmit sound by electricity. In addition to this, he was an innovative man that had a profound effect on the scientific community.
3. History of the Radio
This lesson provides an exciting look into the history and technology of the radio, including communication and broadcast technologies made possible through radio wave usage. Find out who invented the radio and how early radios were used.
4. History of Radio Advertising
In this lesson, we will learn about the different forms of on-air marketing used throughout the history of radio broadcasting. We will also look at how radio advertising has stood the test of time.
5. Early Radio Network Affiliates, Regulation & Support
Radio remains one of the most powerful mediums in America. Learn about the origins of the early radio networks, the regulation of radio, and the types of programming we hear today.
6. Evolution of Radio & the Broadcasting Industry
Since its origins over a century ago, the radio industry has changed in many ways. Learn about the structure of commercial radio today and the regulatory role played by the government.
7. Radio & Recording Industry: Concepts, Mediums & Influences
Learn about the relationship between radio and the recording industry. See how concepts, mediums, and influences have changed the way we listen to music.
8. Impact of Radio & Television on the Humanities
Few things have changed the humanities quite like the introduction of radio and television into our social world. Through this lesson, you will explore how radio and television have influenced and changed the ways that people interpret and reflect the world around them.
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Other chapters within the Communications 104: Intro to Mass Communications I course
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- Models & Theories of Mass Communication
- History & Culture of Mass Communication
- Mass Communication & Book Publishing
- Mass Communication & Newspaper Publishing
- Mass Communication & Magazine Publishing
- Mass Communication & The Film Industry
- Mass Communication & Television
- The Internet, Social Media & Mass Communication
- Mass Communication & Modern Society