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Sterling, Christopher H. 1943-

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Stay tuned : a concise history of American broadcasting by Christopher H Sterling( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broadcasting in America : a survey of electronic media by Sydney W Head( Book )

30 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mass media : Aspen Institute guide to communication industry trends by Christopher H Sterling( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended to provide a single reference source for the most significant statistics describing communication industry trends in the United States since 1900, this book is a collection and assessment of the currently available quantitative descriptive information on mass media industries. The core of the book is its more than 300 tables of data on the publishing, motion picture, recording, and broadcast industries. These data are supplemented by a brief interpretative text, an analysis of source reliability and validity, and a listing of several sources of further information in each subject area. Sections focus on the following topics in the media industries: growth, ownership and control, economics, employment and training, content trends, audience size and characteristics, and United States media industries abroad. (Df)
The Museum of Broadcast Communications encyclopedia of radio by Museum of Broadcast Communications( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A premise of this unique encyclopedia is that radio broadcasting is so pervasive that its importance can be easily overlooked. More than 600 articles provide ample illustration of the role this medium plays throughout the world. From radio's invention to radio on the Internet, the cross-referenced and thoroughly indexed articles analyze over 100 years of topics, programs, issues, people, and places, and provide leads to further reading. Some 250 photographs "give visual context to an often unseen world." Scholars, old-time-radio admirers, and curious readers will appreciate the unparalleled comprehensiveness of this source."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004
Sounds of change : a history of FM broadcasting in America by Christopher H Sterling( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it first appeared in the 1930s, FM radio was a technological marvel, providing better sound and nearly eliminating the static that plagued AM stations. It took another forty years, however, for FM's popularity to surpass that of AM. In Sounds of Change, Christopher Sterling and Michael Keith detail the history of FM, from its inception to its dominance (for now, at least) of the airwaves. Initially, FM's identity as a separate service was stifled, since most FM outlets were AM-owned and simply simulcast AM programming and advertising. A wartime hiatus followed by the rise of television precipitated the failure of hundreds of FM stations. As Sterling and Keith explain, the 1960s brought FCC regulations allowing stereo transmission and requiring FM programs to differ from those broadcast on co-owned AM stations. Forced nonduplication led some FM stations to branch out into experimental programming, which attracted the counterculture movement, minority groups, and noncommercial public and college radio. By 1979, mainstream commercial FM was finally reaching larger audiences than AM. The story of FM since 1980, the authors say, is the story of radio, especially in its many musical formats. - Publisher
Electronic media : a guide to trends in broadcasting and newer technologies, 1920-1983 by Christopher H Sterling( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass news: practices, controversies, and alternatives by David J LeRoy( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This selection of readings, primarily intended for a college journalism course, discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the major sources of the public news--the wire services, newspapers, and television. The first part of the book deals with the context of mass news and serves as an introduction to some of the crucial ideas shaping thinking about news and society. Part two focuses on the practice of mass news, discussing the news media bureaucracy and limitations in mass news. Part three discusses some of the controversies about mass news, such as censorship, portrayal of violence, political bias in reporting, and other issues. Part four discusses alternatives in mass news, under the headings of change by the government, change by the media, and change by the people. Part five presents a selected annotated bibliography of further readings. (Di)
Stay tuned : a history of American broadcasting by Christopher H Sterling( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since its initial publication in 1978, Stay Tuned has been recognized as the most comprehensive and useful single-volume history of American broadcasting and electronic media available. This third edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to bring the story of American broadcasting forward to the 21st century, affording readers not only the history of the most important and pervasive institution affecting our society, but also providing a contextual transition to the Internet and other modern media. The enthusiasm of authors Christopher H. Sterling and John Michael Kittross is apparent as they lead readers through the development of American electronic mass media, from the first electrical communication (telegraph and telephone); through radio and television; to the present convergence of media, business entities, programming, and delivery systems, including the Internet. Their presentation is engaging, as well as informative, promoting an interest in history and making the connections between the developments of yesterday and the industry of today. Features of this third edition include: *chronological and topical tables of contents; *new material reflecting modern research in the field; *a new chapter describing historical developments from 1988 through to the current day; *an expanded bibliography, including Web site and museum listings; *an updated and expanded glossary and chronology; and *extensive statistical data of the development of television and radio stations, networks, advertising, programming, audiences, and other aspects of broadcasting. Designed for use in undergraduate and graduate courses on the history of American mass media, broadcasting, and electronic media, Stay Tuned also fits well into mass communication survey courses as an introduction to electronic media topics. As a chronicle of American broadcasting, this volume is also engaging reading for anyone interested in old radio, early television, and the origins and development of American broadcasting."--Publisher's website
Encyclopedia of journalism by Christopher H Sterling( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'Encyclopedia of Journalism' will cover all significant dimensions of journalism including: print, broadcast, and Internet journalism; US and international perspectives; and history, technology, legal issues and court cases, ownership and economics
Broadcasting in America; a survey of television and radio by Sydney W Head( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shaping American telecommunications : a history of technology, policy, and economics by Christopher H Sterling( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shaping American Telecommunications examines the technical, regulatory, and economic forces that have shaped the development of American telecommunications services. This volume is both an introduction to the basic technical, economic, and regulatory principles underlying telecommunications and a detailed account of major events that have marked development of the sector in the United States. Beginning with the introduction of the telegraph and continuing through to current developments in wireless and online services, authors Christopher H. Sterling, Phyllis W. Bernt, and Martin B.H. Weiss explain each stage of telecommunications development, examining the interplay among technical innovation, policy decisions, and regulatory developments."--Jacket
Mass communications research resources : an annotated guide by Christopher H Sterling( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reference book is designed as a road map for researchers who need to find specific information about American mass communication as expeditiously as possible. Taking a topical approach, it integrates publications and organizations into subject-focused chapters for easy user reference. The editors define mass communication to include print journalism and electronic media and the processes by which they communicate messages to their audiences. Included are newspaper, magazine, radio, television, cable, and newer electronic media industries. Within that definition, this volume offers an indexed inventory of more than 1,400 resources on most aspects of American mass communication history, technology, economics, content, audience research, policy, and regulation. The material featured represents the carefully considered judgment of three experts -- two of them librarians -- plus four contributors from different industry venues. The primary focus is on the domestic American print and electronic media industries. Although there is no claim to a complete census of all materials on print journalism and electronic media -- what is available is now too vast for any single guide -- the most important and useful items are here. The emphasis is on material published since 1980, though useful older resources are included as well. Each chapter is designed to stand alone, providing the most important and useful resources of a primary nature -- organizations and documents as well as secondary books and reports. In addition, online resources and internet citations are included where possible
International telecommunications and information policy( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of telecommunications technology : an annotated bibliography by Christopher H Sterling( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military communications : from ancient times to the 21st century by Christopher H Sterling( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an alphabetically organized encyclopedia that provides both a history of military communications and an assessment of current methods and applications. From messengers on foot to carrier pigeons to satellites and Blackberries, methods of military communication have evolved side-by-side with technological breakthroughs. Indeed, military necessity has often been the motivating factor behind communication advances (such as the Internet) that were later adapted for civilian purposes. Military Communications: From Ancient Times to the 21st Century is the first comprehensive reference work on the applications of communications technology to military tactics and strategya field that is just now coming into its own as a focus of historical study. Ranging from ancient times to the war in Iraq, it offers over 300 alphabetically organized entries covering many methods and modes of transmitting communication through the centuries, as well as key personalities, organizations, strategic applications, and more. Military Communications includes examples from armed forces around the world, with a focus on the United States, where many of the most dramatic advances in communications technology and techniques were realized. A number of entries focus on specific battles where communications superiority helped turn the tide, including Tsushima (1905), Tannenberg and the Marne (both 1914), Jutland (1916), and Midway (1942). The book also addresses a range of related topics such as codebreaking, propaganda, and the development of civilian telecommunications. - Publisher
Telecommunications research resources : an annotated guide by James K Bracken( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the telecommunication and information field expands and becomes more varied, so do publications about these technologies and industries. This book is a first attempt to provide a general guide to that wealth of English-language publications -- both books and periodicals -- on all aspects of telecommunication. It is a comprehensive, evaluative source book for telecommunications research in the United States that brings together a topically-arranged, cross-referenced, and indexed volume in one place. The information provided is only available by consulting a succession of different directories, guides, bibliographies, yearbooks, and other resources. On the one hand, it is a directory that describes in detail the major entities that comprise the American telecommunication research infrastructure including federal and state government offices and agencies, and private, public, and corporate research institutions. It is a bibliography that identifies and assesses the most important and useful reference and critical resources about U.S. telecommunication history, technology, industry and economics, social applications and impacts, plus policy, law and regulations, and role in the global telecommunication marketplace. No existing guide covers all of these aspects in the depth and detail of this volume
The concise encyclopedia of American radio by Christopher H Sterling( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprised of more than 300 entries spanning the invention of radio to the Internet, this reference work addresses personalities, music genres, regulations, technology, programming and stations, the 'golden age' of radio and other topics relating to radio broadcasting throughout its history
Decision to divest( Book )

in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biographical encyclopedia of American radio( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Museum of Broadcast Communications encyclopedia of radio by Museum of Broadcast Communications( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A premise of this unique encyclopedia is that radio broadcasting is so pervasive that its importance can be easily overlooked. More than 600 articles provide ample illustration of the role this medium plays throughout the world. From radio's invention to radio on the Internet, the cross-referenced and thoroughly indexed articles analyze over 100 years of topics, programs, issues, people, and places, and provide leads to further reading. Some 250 photographs "give visual context to an often unseen world." Scholars, old-time-radio admirers, and curious readers will appreciate the unparalleled comprehensiveness of this source."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004
 
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Alternative Names
Christopher H. Sterling Amerikaans mediahistoricus

Sterling, Christ

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The mass media : Aspen Institute guide to communication industry trendsThe Museum of Broadcast Communications encyclopedia of radioSounds of change : a history of FM broadcasting in AmericaElectronic media : a guide to trends in broadcasting and newer technologies, 1920-1983Stay tuned : a history of American broadcastingEncyclopedia of journalismShaping American telecommunications : a history of technology, policy, and economicsMass communications research resources : an annotated guide