The commercialization of publishing was brought about by
all of these (in reference to a. agents negotiating the best bottom line, b. houses publishing popular works of fiction, and c. a sluggish economy forcing houses to depend on banks)
An advantage of printing on demand is
all of these (in reference to a. the elimination of expensive production and shipping costs, publishers can make money on books that sell only a few hundred copies, special interest books can now be printed that would have been too expensive to publish with the traditional method)
Type style, composition, paper, printing, and binding are the responsibility of which publishing department?
Editors acquire books from the following source
all of these (referring to authors, agents, their own ideas)
After World War II, expanded leisure time and more disposable income made book reading a popular means of recreation
Established by the Radio Act of 1927, the Federal Radio Commission (FRC):
standardized channel designations
A characteristic of digital radio broadcasting will be:
all of these (in reference to a. ability to broadcast multiple programs simultaneously, b. static-free signals, and c. compatibility with analog signals
The person responsible for the sound of the station through music and other material is called the:
What happens when a person sees one light source go out while another one close to the original is illuminated is referred to as:
The first practical motion picture camera and viewing device was developed by:
Thomas Edison and William Dickson
The Motion Picture Patents Company (MPPC) was formed in order to
restrict moviemaking to just nine companies
The film industry fought back against television by:
all of these (as in a. refusing to advertise their films on television, b. withholding old films for showing on television, c. forbidding their stars from appearing on television
Which division of the film industry is responsible for supplying prints of films to theaters?
Cinemascope, Panavision, and Vistavision are credited with saving Hollywood's loss of money to television.
Revenues from the sale and rental of videocassettes and DVDs, and from pay-per-view and premium cable have been greater than revenues from movie theater admissions.
In 1945 there were only eight television stations and 8,000 homes with TVs. How many years did it take for there to be 100 stations and 35 million TV households?
Until 1956, television programming was always broadcast live from New York or filmed in California. By 1960 most programs had switched to tape. What company developed the videotape?
In the __________, television underwent a period now referred to as the golden age of television, with much growth and experimentation including programs such as Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town, Gunsmoke, and Milton Berle's Texaco Star Theater.
What decade is known for its growing public concern with regard to television programming and its effects?
Which of the following statements in not true about the VCR?
it went virtually ignored by the American public
Much happened in the 1990s involving television. What did not?
TiVo reaching 90 percent of the population
All of the following is true about contemporary broadcast television except
audiences continue to grow
Digital television (DTV) has many advantages including:
clearer pictures, improved sound, and ability for several simultaneous programs from a single channel
Big networks are using broadband to offer special-interest content that woldn't be successful on their broadcast channels.
When a local station signs a contract to be part of a network, the station becomes an affiliate of that network.
Stations get programming from three types of sources. Which of the following isn't one of them?
network programs (essentially local production, cable networks, syndicated programming all give programming to stations)
Which network division checks network programs to insure that they don't violate law or the network's own guidelines for appropriate content?
the standards division