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Music, Moneymakers, Minorities And Marginalization: A Statistical Look At African-American Pop Music Success Before And After The Radio Payola Scandal, David Ozmun Apr 2019

Music, Moneymakers, Minorities And Marginalization: A Statistical Look At African-American Pop Music Success Before And After The Radio Payola Scandal, David Ozmun

Presentations and Lectures

The 1950’s Payola scandal in radio affected the influence of rock ‘n’ roll disc jockeys (DJ) on music choice and potential phonograph record sales. Various broadcast historians who studied radio concluded the situation worsened for black performers after DJs lost their power to promote certain types of music with increased airplay. Program Directors and Record executives reportedly asserted greater influence and the music created by African-American singers was pushed to the margins, thus reducing opportunities for financial success and future opportunities. This study used data from Billboard magazine’s annual Top-100 ranking system, from 1956 to 1963, to test ...


Fake News: What Is The Real Issue?, Hannah Hines Jan 2018

Fake News: What Is The Real Issue?, Hannah Hines

Honors Theses

In the 2016 election, fake news was a real, and well-publicized, story. Foreign bodies were accused of meddling in America's political system by spreading fake stories through widely used social media outlets such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter, and these stories reportedly garnered a wide audience. According to Facebook itself, Russian bot-generated fake news reached 126 million users -- almost half of the U.S. population.

There was much outcry and uproar about the fake news conundrum, with advocates and activists on all sides pointing a finger one way or the other. Many pontificated on whether these stories affected the ...


Body Of Lies, Ananda Boardman Jan 2011

Body Of Lies, Ananda Boardman

Honors Theses

The idea that the government rarely tells the whole truth, and usually only communicates with the general public through propaganda, is not a new one. However, the idea that they now do so using specific terms that call into question the truthfulness of anything and everything is a more modem idea. "Framing" is one of the terms used to describe this new type of propaganda, and it is active in all aspects of communication, from the mainstream media to the White House, and everywhere in between. People use frames when they tell stories to each other, newspapers use frames when ...


Opportunity Deferred: A 1952 Case Study Of A Woman Working In Network Television News, David Ozmun Mar 2008

Opportunity Deferred: A 1952 Case Study Of A Woman Working In Network Television News, David Ozmun

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In the early years of television news, women found few reporting opportunities. Whether it was criticism of the female voice or the belief that women should cover “women’s news,” jobs were scarce. One woman discovered another way and found herself working for NBC. Accompanying her husband and his brother, Natalie Jones interviewed newsmakers, shot film, and recorded sound for stories that aired on Camel News Caravan, Battle Report—Europe and other programs. Because of a policy prohibiting nepotism, there is no official employment record for her. This article chronicles the short career of a female journalist on network television.


Correlating Professional Wrestling On Television With Children's Views Of Aggression, David Ozmun Apr 2001

Correlating Professional Wrestling On Television With Children's Views Of Aggression, David Ozmun

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For years researchers have been examining the relationship between violent content on television and aggression in viewers. Studies support the hypothesis that media violence is positively correlated with aggressive behavior (American Psychological Association, 1985; Paik and Comstock, 1994). Longitudinal studies have shown that long-term heavy exposure is significantly associated with later aggression and restlessness in elementary school students, even with controls in place (Huesmann, Lagerspetz and Eron, 1984; Singer, Singer and Rapaczynski, 1984). Toleration or acceptance of real-life aggression, especially in children, is another effect supported by research (Molitor and Hirsch, 1994).

Added to all this is the general agreement ...


Radio's Influence On Music From 1919-1926, Aaron Hawley Jan 2000

Radio's Influence On Music From 1919-1926, Aaron Hawley

Honors Theses

Advances in technology have dramatically changed the lives of Americans throughout the twentieth century. Many of these advancements have become commonplace. For instance, the words "airplane," "computer," "radio," and "television" were not common a hundred years ago. Today, even small children know the definitions of these words. In addition, as new technologies develop, methods of accomplishing tasks change. These changes are then incorporated into our normal way of life. This gradual development causes many people to fail to consider the true implications of the technology on their way of life. Aspects of American's lives that used to be considered ...


Status Of The Shooter: News Coverage And Input From Photographers In Local Television News, David Ozmun Nov 1999

Status Of The Shooter: News Coverage And Input From Photographers In Local Television News, David Ozmun

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The rise of the 24-hour regional cable news channel has focused attention on "oneman bands-also called video journalists (Beacham, 1996; Colman, 1996; Lieberman, 1998). An increase in the number of journalists who report and shoot their own stories has been attributed to, among other things, economic pressures and technological advances (Sherer, 1994; RTNDF, 1995; Dickson, 1997). Television stations in very small markets have traditionally required reporters to make contacts, interview sources, record the video and sound, write the script, and edit the taped material into a finished product (Lindekugel, 1994). In most markets, however, the concept of a newsgathering team ...


Abortion And Harm To Children: Limits On Television Political Advertisements, David Ozmun Jan 1996

Abortion And Harm To Children: Limits On Television Political Advertisements, David Ozmun

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Candidates wanting to air advertisements containing graphic depictions of aborted fetuses presented television stations with a dilemma. Sections 312(a)(7) and 315(a) of the Communications Act prevent broadcasters from censoring or restricting the political advertisements of legally qualified candidates seeking federal office. Under the United States Criminal Code, broadcasting material deemed indecent may result in penalties. Also, the Federal Communications Commission and courts have expressed concern about "harm to children" caused by televised material. While the FCC disagreed with a district court judge's ruling that political ads containing depictions of aborted fetuses were indecent, it did affirm ...


Mahatma Gandhi And Winston Churchill: Journalistic Motivations And Political Aspirations, Sonja Clinesmith Jan 1984

Mahatma Gandhi And Winston Churchill: Journalistic Motivations And Political Aspirations, Sonja Clinesmith

Honors Theses

Within most societies there exists an adversary relationship between political leaders and the press. This situation results from the often conflicting roles of politicians and journalists. Politicians take an oath to lead individuals and direct affairs of state for the general welfare. Journalists are responsible for presenting information from which the public can form ideas and make intelligent decisions in choosing political leaders. In practice, however, the press acts as a watch dog against corruption and inefficiency in politics. Thus, an adversary relationship has inevitably evolved.

But, there are exceptions to this adversary relationship between politicians and journalists. In some ...


December 23, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Dec 1971

December 23, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist Newsmagazine, 1970-1974

No abstract provided.


December 16, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Dec 1971

December 16, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist Newsmagazine, 1970-1974

No abstract provided.


December 9, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Dec 1971

December 9, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist Newsmagazine, 1970-1974

No abstract provided.


December 2, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Dec 1971

December 2, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist Newsmagazine, 1970-1974

No abstract provided.


November 25, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Nov 1971

November 25, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist Newsmagazine, 1970-1974

No abstract provided.


November 18, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Nov 1971

November 18, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist Newsmagazine, 1970-1974

No abstract provided.


November 11, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Nov 1971

November 11, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist Newsmagazine, 1970-1974

No abstract provided.


November 4, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Nov 1971

November 4, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist Newsmagazine, 1970-1974

No abstract provided.


October 28, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Oct 1971

October 28, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist Newsmagazine, 1970-1974

No abstract provided.


October 21, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Oct 1971

October 21, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist Newsmagazine, 1970-1974

No abstract provided.


October 14, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Oct 1971

October 14, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist Newsmagazine, 1970-1974

No abstract provided.


October 7, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Oct 1971

October 7, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist Newsmagazine, 1970-1974

No abstract provided.


September 30, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Sep 1971

September 30, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist Newsmagazine, 1970-1974

No abstract provided.


September 23, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Sep 1971

September 23, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist Newsmagazine, 1970-1974

No abstract provided.


September 16, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Sep 1971

September 16, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist Newsmagazine, 1970-1974

No abstract provided.


September 9, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Sep 1971

September 9, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist Newsmagazine, 1970-1974

No abstract provided.


September 2, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Sep 1971

September 2, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist Newsmagazine, 1970-1974

No abstract provided.


August 31, 1967, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Aug 1971

August 31, 1967, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist Newsmagazine, 1965-1969

No abstract provided.


August 26, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Aug 1971

August 26, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist Newsmagazine, 1970-1974

No abstract provided.


August 24, 1967, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Aug 1971

August 24, 1967, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist Newsmagazine, 1965-1969

No abstract provided.


August 19, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention Aug 1971

August 19, 1971, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Arkansas Baptist Newsmagazine, 1970-1974

No abstract provided.