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Ch 7: The Telegraph, Telephone & Radio in Mass Communications

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This chapter on the telephone, telegraph and radio in mass communications was designed by experienced instructors to make these topics easy to understand. Feel free to access these materials on any smartphone, tablet or computer 24 hours a day for convenient study.

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

5 Lessons in Chapter 7: The Telegraph, Telephone & Radio in Mass Communications
Invention of the Telegraph: History & Overview

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 taken days in only minutes.

Alexander Graham Bell: Biography, Facts & Inventions

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.

History of the Radio

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.

History of Radio Advertising

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.

Impact of Radio & Television on the Humanities

5. 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.

Final Exam
Communications 104: Intro to Mass Communications I
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