1.2894 A Comparative Analysis of Monopoly Issues in "Old" and "New" Media.
This paper proposes to analyze the contemporary manifestation of "New Media" - more commonly referred to as IT (Information Technology; i.e. personal computers; the Internet; the World Wide Web) - conglomerates such as AOL/Time-Warner in comparison with the market practices and monopolies in the "Old Media" as represented by the Bell company. It will be argued that the emergence of media monopolies appears to be cyclical over the course of history, and is inherent in the nature of the networks required to support the media dissemination of information. Moreover, in respect to both Old and New Media, it will be shown how monopoly invariably leads to a resistance to innovation and predatory pricing tactics. 16 pgs. 33 f/c. 20b.
Bibliography: 20 source(s) listed
Filename: 2894 Monopoly OldNew Media.doc
2.3672 The Internet and its Social and Political Revolution.
This paper discusses the explosion in popularity of the Internet. It explores the paradigm shift that it has caused in social and political relations. The Internet makes it possible for people living in any country, within any culture, or under any regime, to communicate with one another. As a result, this new technology has a profound impact on the social and political environment. More than anything else, it affects how elites can, and cannot, rule their people. To some degree, freedom may be curtailed, while in another context, totalitarianism will not be able to withstand the effects of easy and instant communication. 7 pgs. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
Bibliography: 8 source(s) listed
Filename: 3672 Internet Political Revolution.doc
3.4067 Radio Broadcasting: A Brief Overview.
This 6-page, 4-source piece analyzes radio broadcasting. By looking at history, content, and technology, it examines the following issues: what areas of human communication is radio changing (news, entertainment, the "Global Village"), who uses radio technology (entertainers, politicians, propagandists, etc.), what moral or social issues have arisen from radio (censorship, the "shock jocks"), and the future of the technology (streaming audio). The author answers each of these questions in turn by examining how radio has matured over the years and where it is likely to go in the future. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Filename: 4067 Radio Broadcasting Overview.doc
4.9501 An Analysis of Christian Talk Radio: Who make up its Audience?
This paper will discus what are the major audiences for talk radio in today's current market. By finding the statistics of these findings and the reports from journals, we can see who is listening by the examinations that re being revealed by informed sources. By analyzing the different data, we can see that from Car Talk Radio, Black Talk Radio, and Christian Talk Radio, that the core of people are mainly religious and business affiliated audiences. This paper will seek why this is so by the findings collected here. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Bibliography: 6 source(s) listed
Filename: 9501 Analysis Christian Talk.doc
5.9940 The Internet And The US Communication Policy: Review.
This paper examines the "The Internet and the US communications policy" and the impact of this people on the lives of New Yorkers. Although I compare Internet and contemporary communication policy-making to the historical case of broadcasting, the differences in the technologies suggest it highly unlikely that they will develop along similar lines. 10 pgs. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
Bibliography: 10 source(s) listed
Filename: 9940 Internet US Communication.doc
6.8087 Community Life, Democracy and the Impacts of Computers.
This paper examines community life, democracy and the impacts of computers. 5pgs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Bibliography: 3 source(s) listed
Filename: 8087 Impacts Of Computers.doc
7.2967 Ethics on the Internet: Do the Standard Rules Apply in Cyberspace?
This paper will look at the issue of ethics on the Internet in an effort to answer the question of whether or not the standard rules apply? As we all know, the Internet has removed most, if not all, need for physical contact between purchaser and seller. This greatly changes the dynamic of the interaction and has in many cases led to unscrupulous behavior on both sides of the transaction, both for merchant and retail consumers. While there are clear indications that things are improving over time, there is still reason for concern that the strong ethical codes that were established during the 1990s will not endure the open-source nature of the Internet and the reduced human interaction that it allows. 10 pgs. 12 f/c. 9b.