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Moran, Terence P.

Works: 26 works in 45 publications in 1 language and 2,534 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Academic theses  Cross-cultural studies  Documentary films  Public affairs television programs  Trials, litigation, etc  Nonfiction television programs  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: PE2831, 422
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Terence P Moran
Language in America by Neil Postman( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-two distinugished commentators representing a broad range of interests were asked to address themselves to the general question: "To what extent is the language of (politics, racism, advertising, psychotherapy, law, etc.) facilitating or impeding our chances of survival?
Selling war to America : from the Spanish American War to the global war on terror by Eugene Secunda( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the end of the 19th century, the relative skillfulness of the U.S. government's propaganda efforts have largely determined the American public's willingness to support the wars the United States has waged. The job of informing and persuading America to support its war efforts has become increasingly more challenging as media technologies, like the Internet and the instant global coverage of television news, reach into every American home. Selling War to America begins its examination with the U.S. government's campaign to instigate a war with Spain and ends with a review of the methods the government is using now to encourage support for the War Against Terrorism
Introduction to the history of communication : evolutions & revolutions by Terence P Moran( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Introduction to the History of Communication: Evolutions and Revolutions provides a comprehensive overview of how human communication has changed and is changing. Focusing on the evolutions and revolutions of six key changes in the history of communication--becoming human; creating writing; developing print; capturing the image; harnessing electricity; and exploring cybernetics--the author reveals how communication was generated, stored, and shared. This ecological approach provides a comprehensive understanding of the key variables that underlie each of these great evolutions-revolutions in human communication. Designed as an introduction for history of communication classes, the text examines the past, attempting to identify the key dynamics of change in these human, technical, semiotic, social, political, economic, and cultural structures, in order to better understand the present and prepare for possible future developments."--Jacket
Selling war to America : from the Spanish American War to the global war on terror by Eugene Secunda( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fortæller om, hvordan de amerikanske regeringer siden slutningen af det 19. århundrede har benyttet sig af forskellige former for propaganda for at skabe opbakning til deres krige i den amerikanske befolkning
McSorley's New York( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McSorley's Old Ale House, at 15 East 7th Street, is the oldest bar in New York City. Founded in 1854 by John McSorley, an Irish immigrant, its character and appearance has changed very little over the ensuing years. Perhaps the biggest change came in 1970 when it finally admitted women. This film is an affectionate look at the history and lore of McSorley's and its intimate links with the history of its neighborhood and that of New York City as a whole
An analysis of the relationship between the Sherman Antitrust Act and the development of American network television by Sara-Ann Bermont( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this study was to examine whether a law conceived and enacted prior to the development of a new technology can be used effectively to regulate that technology. For the purpose of this study, the Sherman Antitrust Act and the American network broadcast television industry were chosen as a suitable law and medium, respectively. The time parameters for this examination span the years from 1934 to 1979, framed by the enactment of the Communications Act of 1934 and the subsequent proposals which reflect the need for its rewrite as outlined in the Options Papers of 1977
The reported use of videotape in American corporations 1956-1980 : a media ecology analysis by Eugene Marlow( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study used articles from generally recognized journals and trade publications in the areas of video production, audio-visual communications, corporate communications, public relations, training and human resources development, as well as general consumer publications for analysis. Articles were chosen if they dealt with a specific use of videotape by one corporation for either internal or external purposes
The Miss America Pageant: A comparative structural analysis of the pre- and post-television event by Armando Riverol( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The findings of this study support the assumption that television is an agent of change, though not always as predicted by theorists. To fully assess the influence of television on the structure of events in general, it is recommended that other live, televised events be probed using a similar methodology
Universalism versus cultural relativism in film storytelling: A comparative analysis of storytelling practice in popular films of India and the United States by Eva Kolbusz-Kijne( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular film, for over a hundred years one of the most pervasive modes of storytelling, has been viewed by media universalists as a universal means of communication, a universal language of storytelling, and by relativists as a means of communication unique to cultures seen as communication environments empowered to determine the nature of the communication processes and to exploit particular media biases
Television genres, realism and codes of meanings : a case study examination of CSI and 48 Hours Investigates by Michael Grabowski( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American commercial television traditionally has maintained distinctions between fiction, narrative-based programming and non-fiction news programming. Using the theoretical frameworks of Barthes (1974) and Fiske (1987), this study examines the erosion of these distinctions by exploring the extent to which fiction and non-fiction television make use of shared narrative codes. This study takes a case-study approach by examining the police drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and the television newsmagazine 48 Hours Investigates. The study begins by examining the economic, political, regulatory, technological and cultural contexts in which the programs CSI and 48 Hours Investigates were produced during the 2002-2003 television season. It examines how these programs represent reality, as well as how they differ from reality, in order to better understand the function of realism in television. The study questions how these programs situate themselves as members of separate genres as well as how they also work to blur genres. It reveals how the medium of television, as it functions within a commercial environment, constrains television programming and influences a program's narrative codes regardless of its genre. The study incorporates and updates theories of realism, semiotics, cultural studies, and medium theory. It explores the implications of blurring television genres, demonstrates the usefulness of narrative codes to denaturalize television texts, and provides insights to understanding the emergence of reality television
Political advertising on television: A critical analysis of the debate in the United States between the determinist and the minimalist perspectives by Salvatore Joseph Fallica( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With extended commentary at the academic and popular levels, there seems to be a debate between what might be labeled as two rival views: what I will call in this study the Determinist and Minimalist perspectives. The debate takes the following shape: scholars labeled in this study as having the Determinist perspective claim that media specialists have used and continue to use these extremely powerful pellets of propaganda to persuade significant portions of the electorate. Furthermore, they argue that these spots pollute the political discourse, obfuscate the issues and contribute to the mass deception of voters. On the other hand, there are a number of scholars comprising what this study describes as the Minimalist perspective. These writers claim that political advertising on television is only one factor among many other factors which influence voters/citizens. Moreover, adherents of the Minimalist perspective claim that television spot advertising circulates important information to the public: political commercials on television cannot convince, but they can educate and inform
The image of Egypt in the New York Times, 1956, 1967, 1979 by Sonia A Guirguis( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study tests the validity of the political theory of the presentation of news through a comparative analysis of the image of Egypt presented by The New York Times and U.S./Egypt government relations in three time periods: the Suez crisis of 1956, the Egyptian-Israeli War of 1967 and the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty of 1979. Such testing required an examination of changes in the image of Egypt and in U.S./Egypt government relations in the three time periods, and an identification of the themes which affected U.S./Egypt government relations to see whether they were reflected in the image of Egypt
Telling stories at science centers Do visitors of different cultures relate different stories by Gerald LeBoff( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As an intern at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), I selected one specific exhibit, The Planet Earth, with the primary message that "the earth is a set of primary systems that are interactive with each other."
Captains and corporals: A critical analysis of the debate in the United States between the neo-Marxist and the reflective perspectives on advertising by Man Kong Lum( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The study concluded that, except for a few basic similarities, the two perspectives differed in most of the categories examined. These categories included the two perspectives' conceptions, assumptions, and arguments about the interrelationship between modern advertising (as a social institution, as a form of artistic expression, and as a marketing tool) and the rise of a consumer culture and mass consumption in the context of advanced capitalism or market economy. Except for detailed footnotes or endnotes and bibliographical data, no other standard, formal verification method or mechanism proposed or used by scholars from the two perspectives were found. The study concluded that no mutually agreed-upon criteria could be used to verify or refute the arguments put forth by the two perspectives. It was suggested that a genuine resolution of the debate between the two perspectives appeared to be remote
The history of the videocassette recorder in America from 1964 to 1988 : an Ellulian analysis by Eugene Secunda( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The study traced the origins of the videocassette recorder from its initial development in the U.S. in the 1950s through the subsequent preemption of the technology by Japanese manufacturers while American companies assumed the role of distributors and marketers of Japanese products. It then provided a brief history of U.S. network television viewing patterns from 1964 to 1988 and revealed how they were changed when the videocassette recorder started being used by viewers to gain control of the medium which had held them captive to its programming schedules for more than 30 years. It further described the national television-advertiser community from 1964 to 1988, discussing how the advertisers' ability to use television networks as an efficient conveyance for distribution of their commercials started being adversely affected. This effect was caused by users of videocassette recorders and other alternative media abandoning network television as their primary source of entertainment, a finding supported by the results of a survey of the leading 100 national television advertisers
The ethical orientation of advertising executives: The relationship among ethical climate, sex role identity, and selected demographic and job variables by Diane Rutkow Persky( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The theoretical framework of the study was based on Victor and Cullen's theory of ethical climate, Sandra Bem's theory of sex role identity, and Lawrence Kohlberg's theory of cognitive moral development. The instruments that measured these variables were Victor and Cullen's Ethical Climate Questionnaire, Spence and Helmreich's Personal Attributes Questionnaire, James Rest's Defining Issues Test, and a demographic and job variables questionnaire developed by the researcher
Television advertising and myth by David J Quinn( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A major concern of scholars has been the persuasive nature of advertising and how people are persuaded to purchase goods and services. In attempting to better understand this phenomenon several theorists advance the premise that advertising possesses themes and structures inherent to myth. Since myth is a concept with a long and varied theoretical history, most of the research in this area has used narrow definitions of the term
Advertising and corporate mergers: An examination of editorial coverage of the 1895--1904 industrial "trust" consolidation movement in contemporary advertising-trade publications by Stewart Alter( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The study explored the following key topics: (a) comparisons between the publications in their coverage of and attitudes about the trusts; (b) an evaluation of the year-to-year shifts in attitudes between 1898 and 1902; (c) comparisons between the trust-related attitudes of advertiser, advertising agency, and media (magazine and newspaper) executives; (d) comparisons between different types of advertisers; and (e) an evaluation of the evidence about whether there was any support within these magazines for any of the three analytical frameworks studied (i.e., reflective, neo-Marxist, cultural materialist)
Television's impact on selected traditional male institutions in Greece by Demetrios M Gemelos( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The study further suggests that the use of television in Athens, does not seem to be posing a direct threat to the stability of traditional, non-mediated forms of communication in coffeehouses and taverns
["This week with George Stephanopoulos" for the last week of June 2015] by George Stephanopoulos( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This week with George Stephanopoulos" for the last week of June 2015. Jim Obergefell, a plaintiff in the recent same-sex marriage Supreme Court case, and gay rights advocate Evan Wolfson talk about the significance of Obergefell v. Hodges and its place among other high profile civil rights cases such as Loving v. Virginia and Brown v. Board of Education. Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee asserts that the ruling in Obergefell was "judicial tyranny" and that people with a conscientious objection to the ruling should not recognize the ruling. Huckabee says that South Carolina made the right decision regarding taking down the confederate flag from government property. ABC's Pierre Thomas and Bob Woodruff report on recent terror attacks around the world promoted by Daesh (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant). Thomas and Representative Peter King (R-NY) comment on the recent attacks and the possibility of attacks on U.S. soil. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) asserts that he will win the Democratic primary because of people's frustration with income inequality. Sanders comments on attacks on his voting record with regard to gun regulation, his commitment to civil rights, and the recent Supreme Court rulings. A panel featuring ABC political analyst Matthew Dowd, Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, Journalist Cokie Roberts, and Vice Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile talk about recent Supreme Court opinions and how politicians as well as the electorate are reacting to gay marriage and the Affordable Care Act. ABC's John Donovan reports on modified shipping containers created by artist Amar Bakshi that connect people from other countries and allow them to talk with each other
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Introduction to the history of communication : evolutions & revolutionsSelling war to America : from the Spanish American War to the global war on terror