The Age of Multimedia and Turbonews

Synopsis

This text examines the startling and rapidly changing developments in media technology, especially as they affect journalism and the news media. We now stand at the threshold of a revolution in the news and entertainment media, and those media as we know them today may soon cease to exist. Whereas it had always been a simple matter to distinguish between newspapers, broadcast television, cable television, motion pictures, telephones, and computers, those distinctions are quickly blurring as a new universal media looms on the horizon. Here Jim Willis examines the new multimedia--and the concept of "turbonews"--and how journalism, the news media, and our lifestyles will be changed forever.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1994