Audio Journalism

Since large-scale production of Guglielmo Marconi’s radio began in the 1920s, audio journalism has played a prominent role in the way the world consumes news and information. Now, nearly a century since the first news reports were delivered via modulated radio wave, audio journalism is not simply relegated to traditional terrestrial radio stations, but is streamed via the web, delivered across cellular networks, and downloaded via mobile devices.

Although more than a century has passed since the invention of the radio, audio journalism finds itself in a renaissance period. With the ubiquity of smartphones, the speed of cellular data networks, and the plunging price point of professional audio equipment, there has been an explosion in the creation and demand of audio content. This entry discusses ways ...

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