History of Television. Who invented the telegraph? Who invented the telephone? Who invented radio? Who invented television?. History of Television. Electronic media is important because: We spend so much time with it. Only one more daily activity takes up more of our time.
Electronic media is important because:
We need to be media literate to understand its impact on our lives and to become discriminating consumers who can make good media choices.
Communication is an essential part of being human. We live to express ourselves, especially to each other. We have always found ways to send messages to each other.
Point-to-point communication refers to one signal sent to one receiver.
Mass communication is sending one message to many different receivers.
Why do we call it broadcasting?
How are television and radio different from newspapers, books and magazines?
The Spectrum is a national resource – individuals do not own frequencies – they license their use from the federal government.
Licensees must operate in the public interest.
Government censorship is forbidden.