The Reading Magazine Experience
Culture / History of the Media / In English

The Reading Magazine Experience

The experience of reading magazines is something personal to each reader. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a magazine is a periodical publication containing articles and illustrations, typically covering a particular subject or area of interest. Unlike newspaper, the news was not the main topic: the readers’ likes and dislikes are directly targeted. For instance, … Continue reading

The telephone through popular Music
Culture / History of the Media

The telephone through popular Music

“Video killed the radio stars” sang the Buggles. When popular music and media meet, radio and television are the most recuring themes tackled. Frank Zappa, for example, denounced television and radio’s control of the American spirit with two angry songs “Trouble Everyday”1 & “I’m the slime”2. The telephone, however, has a completely different function in … Continue reading

The telephone switchboard : the story of a revolutionary instrument
Culture / History of the Media / In English

The telephone switchboard : the story of a revolutionary instrument

 How would the telephone work without the presence of a network? It would not. When early telephones appeared in the 1870s they were limited to communication between two users. Earlier the railroad and the telegraph both used networks in order to operate, and this undeniably helped the development of a telephone network. The introduction of … Continue reading

Radio broadcasting: How does radio build community ?
Culture / History of the Media

Radio broadcasting: How does radio build community ?

Communication media are often accused of erasing human relationships and cohesion. Media and critics say that everything is becoming digital and that it was better when people could just sit together and talk about life. But media have actually created new communities in new networks. This is the case of radio broadcasting – the transmission … Continue reading