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Moran, Terence P.

Works: 25 works in 44 publications in 1 language and 2,584 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Documentary films  Academic theses  Public affairs television programs  Trials, litigation, etc  Nonfiction television programs  Interviews  Cross-cultural studies 
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 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selling war to America : from the Spanish American War to the global war on terror by Eugene Secunda( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 503 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 188 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
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 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storytelling is a foundational part of human communication. Science centers' curators create a story they wish to tell but visitors may construct their own stories as a result of their backgrounds and experiences with the exhibit. With the ever-changing demographics in the United States, the key research question of this study emerged: "Do visitors to a science exhibit create different stories as a function of their varied cultural and ethnic backgrounds?"
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 6 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
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
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

Can these scholars and journalists be looking at and discussing the same phenomenon? There appears to be a need to clarify exactly what these different perspectives identify as the central problem and how each tends to examine that problem. This study proposes to conduct a critical analysis of this debate as a first step to try to clarify the bewildering array of past and present research and possibly clear the path for a fundamentally new approach to the field of political advertising on television
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
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
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 discussion of the Options Papers by the Subcommittee on Communications presents alternatives to the present television organizational structure in order to insure a competitive marketplace within this industry sector. Proposals toward a comprehensive rewrite of the Communications Act of 1934 include restructuring the television network-affiliate relationship, program distribution services and licensing protocol. These proposals are evaluated in light of the intent of Sections 313 and 314 of the Communications Act of 1934 and the need for revisions of these sections in order to reflect the organizational structure of the broadcast television industry
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

In addition, the study provided evidence that as a medium evolves, so do users' professional paradigms, as Thomas Kuhn might have contended
["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
Television's impact on selected traditional male institutions in Greece by Demetrios Michael Gemelos( Book )

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

An assessment of the impact of television on the male social habits was made through a two-phase methodological approach. This included a survey based on a multi-stage probability sampling--addressing respectively 149 TV owners and 146 non-owners in the Athens Metropolitan area. It also included a separate "experience survey" of 48 Greek public opinion leaders-experts whose insights provided a view of the usage and an outlook of the future role of television in the Greek culture, tentatively suggesting that even though television presently appears incompatible with the Greek cultural environment, it will eventually take its place in it, albeit with no particular impact and without displacing any traditional leisure activities
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

Scholars representing different theoretical viewpoints about how advertising influences social and economic activities and values have acknowledged the importance of historical research in supporting their arguments. The views of three sets of these scholars who have specifically written about advertising--those representing reflective, neo-Marxist, and cultural materialist (or cultural studies) perspectives--were all considered in evaluating the research
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

This study was conducted to clarify the debate in the United States between the neo-Marxist and the reflective perspectives on the social role of modern mass advertising. It was set in the context of controversies which surfaced in "Ferment in the Field" and "Paradigm Dialogues" debates over various theoretical approaches in communication studies, including the debate over critical vs. empirical research. The study was designed to foster better understanding of the nature of the debate between the two perspectives on mass, national advertising as a first step toward possible resolution. Works by eight authors representing the two perspectives were examined. These authors included Stuart Ewen, Jules Henry, Michael Parenti, and Herbert I. Schiller for the neo-Marxist perspective and Ronald Berman, Stephen Fox, Roland Marchand, and Michael Schudson for the reflective perspective
Interpersonal skills of highly successful business owners in the graphic communications industry by Joseph P Truncale( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The purpose of this study was to examine the communicative and interpersonal effectiveness of executive leaders of privately-held companies in the graphic communications industry that have demonstrated sustained business success. The quantitative portion of the present study used three established research instruments: The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) (Bass, 1985), intended to assess the executive leaders' effectiveness; The Communicator Competence Questionnaire (CCQ) (Monge, et al. 1982) intended to assess the leaders' ability to communicate effectively with their management team; and, The Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) questionnaire (Schriesheim, Neider, et al. 1982) intended to measure the level of job sastifaction among management team members
Television advertising and myth by David James 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
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
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 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Findings from a comparison and contrast of these two film samples shed some light on the explication of the universalist-relativist controversy and suggest areas of further research
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 concluded that Ellul's four rubrics appeared to apply to the changes in the U.S. media environment which resulted from the successful introduction of the videocassette recorder, although it was noted that is is still too early to make conclusive judgments about its long-term impact
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Introduction to the history of communication : evolutions & revolutions