Old Media includes radio
and television advertising that sprung up from newspaper and magazine origins. Today's current media
components and forms, i.e. editorials, blogs started in weekly or daily
columns and have found new life in their cross-over categories in new
did 'OLD MEDIA' go anyway?
it was just handbills,
then newspapers, magazines and radio. Media, per se as a term was generally used
only by those working in these areas, but not necessarily. Next came Shortwave
Radio, CB's (Citizens
and BBS' which were all the
rage and clearly qualified as 'new media.' in the late seventies and
into the 1980's.
The first primitive wired
precursor to the Internet though we know of is the telegraph; tele [Greek for 'far'] and graph [Greek for 'writing'],
writing,' and used
extensively during the Civil War of the United States.
are other facets to old media such as the CB and Short
Wave radios as well as the 8
Track audiotapes and before even 4 Track LP
records (acetate then vinyl) of varying speeds at 45,
Unabridged (v 1.1). Random
House, Inc. 09 Feb. 2009. (Dictionary.com)
succinct snipet from
Wikipedia defines 'shortwave
radio' as a "medium frequency at
the upper range of the transmission spectrum."
Question: When was "Shortwave
Radio" first used or identified?
Answer: It is
transmissions from the Netherlands began traveling almost halfway
around the world (University
of North Carolina at Pembroke), and
perhaps as early as December of 1921.
The current number of public media stations
can be found at the Corporation
for Public Broadcasting's
website that shows the current running statistics.
check out "The State of the Media"
to see the latest digital incursions into all media; old,
new and the social subset of new media.