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The Civic Paradigm

David Goodman

in Radio's Civic Ambition: American Broadcasting and Democracy in the 1930s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394085
eISBN:
9780199894383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394085.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

While the debate about radio reform before 1934 was dominated by the concerns of education, religion and labor, in the years after 1934 it was civic paradigm values that dominated radio regulation. ... More


Case Studies in Results-Driven Decision Making at the FCC

Rob Frieden

in Beyond Broadband Access: Developing Data-Based Information Policy Strategies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823251834
eISBN:
9780823268955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251834.003.0009
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter highlights several instances in which the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) could have used empirical research and peer review to achieve an accurate measure of whether a ... More


The Internet and the Network Neutrality Debate

Brett M. Frischmann

in Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199895656
eISBN:
9780199933280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895656.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter applies infrastructure theory to the particularly contentious “network neutrality” debate. At the heart of this debate is whether the Internet infrastructure will continue to be managed ... More


Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future

Newton N. Minow and Craig L. LaMay

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530413
eISBN:
9780226530390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226530390.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Newton Minow's long engagement with the world of television began nearly fifty years ago when President John F. Kennedy appointed him chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. As its head, ... More


The Electronic Data Give-Away

Anita L. Allen

in Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195141375
eISBN:
9780199918126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141375.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, General

With recent US federal data-protection statutes in mind, along with the climate of indifference to privacy suggested by self-revelatory patterns of online conduct and high-tech personal archiving, ... More


The Public Interest in Regulatory Practice: the USA

Mike Feintuck

in ‘The Public Interest’ in Regulation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199269020
eISBN:
9780191699320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269020.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The federal and fiercely republican context in which regulation of private activity takes place in the United States has led to a very different administrative tradition from that of the United ... More


The Role of the FCC

Stephen B. Wicker

in Cellular Convergence and the Death of Privacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199915354
eISBN:
9780199366736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915354.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter considers the awkward stewardship of cellular architecture by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and service providers. The former showed a serious lack of vision in initially ... More


Presidential Debates and “Equal Opportunity”

in Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530413
eISBN:
9780226530390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226530390.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

From the vantage point of the twenty-first century, it is easy to overlook the fact that much of the long controversy surrounding the presidential debates in the United States had nothing to do with ... More


Taste and Decency

Colin Shaw

in Deciding What We Watch: Taste, Decency and Media Ethics in the UK and the USA

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159377
eISBN:
9780191673603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159377.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines issues of taste and decency and their scope in news, language, stereotyping, and privacy. There are three factors which, with others, influence the nature of the television ... More


The Particular Case of Children

Colin Shaw

in Deciding What We Watch: Taste, Decency and Media Ethics in the UK and the USA

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159377
eISBN:
9780191673603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159377.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Children watch three distinct kinds of television programmes, even though the words ‘Children's Television’ may be used interchangeably to describe programmes made in order to instruct children, ... More


Populism, War, and the American System

David Goodman

in Radio's Civic Ambition: American Broadcasting and Democracy in the 1930s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394085
eISBN:
9780199894383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394085.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

Populist challenges to the American system of broadcasting increased in intensity from the late 1930s – from below, and from above in the form of the FCC's anti-monopoly policies and 1938 inquiry, as ... More


The Determinants of Disconnectedness: Understanding US Broadband Unavailability

Kenneth Flamm

in Beyond Broadband Access: Developing Data-Based Information Policy Strategies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823251834
eISBN:
9780823268955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251834.003.0010
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter analyzes recent broadband data in the United States to show why the broadband “connectedness” portrayed in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) postal code-level data is ... More


A Story of “Epic Proportions”: The Battle between the FCC and WXUR

Heather Hendershot

in What's Fair on the Air?: Cold War Right-Wing Broadcasting and the Public Interest

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226326771
eISBN:
9780226326764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226326764.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter narrates Carl McIntire’s struggle, and eventual defeat, against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In 1973, McIntire faced another great defeat after being removed by the ... More


The Decline of Journalism since 1945

James L. Baughman

in Making News: The Political Economy of Journalism in Britain and America from the Glorious Revolution to the Internet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199676187
eISBN:
9780191809194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676187.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Marketing

Journalism in both Britain and America after 1945 attained a greater measure of independence toward government than it had before the Second World War. Even the state-controlled British Broadcasting ... More


Geopolitics and Telecommunications Policy in Puerto Rico: ITT and the Porto Rico Telephone Company, 1942–1948

Luis Rosario Albert

in Island at War: Puerto Rico in the Crucible of the Second World War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628461640
eISBN:
9781626745674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461640.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Luis Rosario Albert studies the conflicts surrounding the public telecommunications modernization plan in Puerto Rico between 1942 and 1948. The author, a filmmaker and academic researcher on ... More


Just Because You’re Paranoid Doesn’t Mean They Aren’t After You: Putting the Reuther Memorandum to Work

Paul Matzko

in The Radio Right: How a Band of Broadcasters Took on the Federal Government and Built the Modern Conservative Movement

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190073220
eISBN:
9780190073251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190073220.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Under orders from President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) tightened the regulatory screws ... More


Introduction

in Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530413
eISBN:
9780226530390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226530390.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

President John F. Kennedy said that without the televised debates he would not have been elected president in 1960. Going into the campaign, Kennedy was not nearly as well known as Richard M. Nixon, ... More


Net Neutrality Is Bad Broadband Regulation

Robert E. Litan and Hal J. Singer

in The Economists' Voice 2.0: The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160155
eISBN:
9780231504324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160155.003.0028
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In 2010, private-sector job creation was a paltry 100,000 per month. At that pace, it would take over three years to restore just the nearly four million private-sector jobs lost during the first six ... More


The Radio Right: How a Band of Broadcasters Took on the Federal Government and Built the Modern Conservative Movement

Paul Matzko

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190073220
eISBN:
9780190073251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190073220.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

By the early 1960s, and for the first time in history, most Americans across the nation could tune their radio to a station that aired conservative programming from dawn to dusk. People listened to ... More


“If You're Thirty-two Points Behind, What Else Are You Going to Do?”

in Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530413
eISBN:
9780226530390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226530390.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

The 1960 temporary exemption to the Equal Time law provided by Congress marked the formal beginning of televised presidential debates in the United States. That they happened at all, however, owed ... More


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