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Appendix C: Journalism: A Guide to Recent Literature - Section 3. Technology
Technical literature on all media services is substantial, including historical works dating to the nineteenth century. Some of this material concerning electronic media gets quite technical indeed, being aimed primarily at engineers. Other sources center on “great men” inventors and their breakthroughs. More recently technical history has sought to place media innovations within larger social and political contexts. Noted here are some of the more useful secondary sources that include technical history as well as surveys of current media technology. These are wide-ranging sources surveying many different technologies, often over lengthy periods of time. More specialized material appears in other sections of this chapter. Chandler, Alfred D., Jr., and James W. Cortada, eds. A Nation Transformed by Information: How Information Has Shaped the United States from Colonial Times to the Present . New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. While this ranges back to print and the mails in the eighteenth ...