Origins of the Newscast by Mark Schubin (History of Media Series)

We live in a world of the 24-hour news cycle. Would you believe the idea was published in 1846? A war correspondent is injured on the job in the Middle East and becomes the video news story; that was published in 1882, complete with press markings on the vehicle, product placement on the news set, an HD aspect ratio for home viewers and giant screens for those in public spaces. Thousands began paying for electronic newscasts in 1893. Why?

Recorded June 10, 2021

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