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Media Content Production and Technological Growth

  • Radio Broadcast

    Radio Broadcast
    Radio broadcasting in the United States started in the early 1920s. However, the first voice and music signals heard over the radio waves were transmitted in 1906. The experiment was done by Reginald Fessenden, who produced about an hour of talk and music for technical observers and any for whom was listening to the radio.
  • Radio Network

    Radio Network
    KDKA was made the first national commercial broadcast on November 2, 1920. The date was selected early November due to election day, which gave them the power to broadcast the results of the Harding-Cox presidential race on the radio before it was published in the newspaper.
  • Documentaries

    The first documentary or non-fiction narrative film was by Robert Flaherty in 1922. Through such concept, motion picture interprets factual material for the purpose of education or entertainment. However, documentaries are intended to be short and quick, direct multimedia ascents on the main points.
  • Sound to Motion Pictures

    Sound to Motion Pictures
    The first featured length movies with recorded sound were introduced in October 1927. The film The Jazz Singer presented music sound only.
  • Television Station

    Television Station
    One of the first American television stations began to broadcast on July 2, 1928. W3XK became the first commercially licensed television station. It was owned by inventor Charles Francis Jenkins, in which the company transmitted outside of Washington, D.C.
  • Television

    The first mechanical television was presented at the Olympia Radio Exhibition in 1929. The mechanical TV sets were designed to project orange-red unclear images on a screen that was the size of a dollar coin. The first electronic television was later introduced to the United States at the 1939 World's exposition.
  • Television Network

    Television Network
    The NBC is known to be the oldest of the major broadcast networks in the United States. NBC was founded in 1926 by the Radio Corporation of America, whose parent company was General Electric. The movement's development took several years since RCA had experimented with having different stations broadcasting shared programs. It wasn't until 1942 that NBC was newly founded and sold to Blue Network, that NBC began moving in television and operations TV stations in seven major cities.
  • Color Television

    Color Television
    Colored television was an original concept in the works back in 1904 in a German patent and again in 1925 by a Russian inventor Vladimir K. Zworykin who also filed a patent disclosure for the electronic color television system. Overall, while both not being successful, they were the first documented proposals for color television. Between 1946 and 1950s, the research staff of RCA Laboratories invented the world's first electronic, color television system.
  • Internet

    The internet developed from ARPANET, a network sponsored by the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense during the 1960s. The internet then turned the foundation for the worldwide internet that is used today.
  • Magazines

    Magazines were standard in journalism, which presented more in-depth information than newspaper coverage. However, As television exploded as the new mass medium of choice, national magazines lose advertisers to the latest audiovisual medium. Magazines adapted to changes by devoting pages or publications to specialized to general-interest audiences.
  • World Wide Web

    World Wide Web
    Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist, developed a web browser called Mosaic. This system gives users access to view electronic connections that link to documents located anywhere in the world using standard software. Documents feature links to images, sounds, animations, and movies. For the web to operate, the primary internet format is required.
  • Social Media

    Social Media
    Social media channels have been around as early as 1997 and have been growing exponentially. Many platforms today have become a source of communication among other users. The connection can be through pictures, words, or live videos, which has become the trend nowadays.
  • Ebook

    An electronic book, or also known as an e-book or eBook, is a book publication made available in digital form that consists of text and images for readable purposes. In the 2000s, eBook became a part of the norm, in which it also increased internet sales development. With eBooks, users can browse through titles online and select and order titles and books accessible to download.
  • Podcasts

    Podcasting developed in 2004 as a program with a series of spoken word digital audio files that automatically enabled users to download internet radio broadcasts to iPods or smart devices. Podcasts became influential developed due to freedom of interest in topics that were ordinary in which attracted many.
  • Smartphone

    A smartphone is a mobile device that is combined with cellular and mobile computing functions into one device. With such distinguished featured phones, users could use the internet and surf the web, which allowed more extensive access to entertainment, communication, and informative information that involved the world news.