Routledge Reader on Electronic Media History
Edited by Donald G. Godfrey, Susan Brinson
Routledge – 2015 – 600 pages
This collection of research essays from the major publications in the electronic media discipline illustrates the growth and development of electronic media research from its earliest appearance to current day. Representing a wide variety of topics and scholarship, the articles included here demonstrate landmark research in the field, and illustrate varied methodological approaches to historiography, In this volume you see not only what has been covered, but how coverage has changed with the evolution of research. It illustrates the foundations of the field as well as forecasting the continuing need for research.
Appropriate for use as a textbook use in graduate and undergraduate courses in a wide variety of courses -- Broadcasting; Electronic Media History; Journalism; Mass Communication; Media Studies; Telecommunications; Media History, and others -- this distinctive collection demonstrates how electronic media research has evolved and lays the groundwork for future study.
Don Godfrey is Professor Emeritus at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University. He is a Past President of the national Broadcast Education Association (BEA); served as President of the National Council of Communication Associations (CCA); and former Curator of the CBS-KIRO Milo Ryan Phonoarchive, a CBS Radio News World War II archive, today at the National Archive, Washington, D.C. He is a past Director and Founder of the Cronkite School’s Doctoral Program, and is a former editor of the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.
Susan Brinson is a professor of communication at Auburn University. Her research focuses on television history, broadcast regulation, and media representations of identity. She is the author of two books and co-editor of an anthology. She served as editor of the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media for four years.