The Broadcast Communications Dictionary, 3rd Edition

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9780313265020: The Broadcast Communications Dictionary, 3rd Edition

This is an authoritative dictionary, with a distinguished editorial board representing all facets of communications and broadcasting. A solid purchase for public, academic, or special libraries serving media programs. Choice

This revised and expanded third edition of Diamant's now-classic The Broadcast Communications Dictionary contains almost three times as many entries as the original volume, providing both beginning and experienced communications personnel with an invaluable lexicographical tool. Hailed as highly recommended by Millimeter and a must by Television/Radio Age, The Broadcast Communications Dictionary is a unique guide to the technical, slang, and commonly-used words that broadcast communicators and engineers use in English-speaking countries everywhere. Here--completely cross-referenced to British terminology--are more than 5,000 terms currently in use in all areas of radio and television programing and production; network and station operations; broadcast equipment and engineering; audio and video tape recording; performing talent; agency and client advertising procedures; media usage; research; defense, government, trade, and allied groups.

Among the entries new to the third edition are several hundred items generated by the development of computerization and satellite technology and a host of fresh definitions spawned by the accelerating expansion of cable television. As in previous editions, all entries are in alphabetical order. Extensive cross-referencing offers additional information where appropriate. A brief up-to-date bibliography lists more detailed technical reference works in individual fields. Logically organized, easy to use, and now extensively revised and expanded, The Broadcast Communications Dictionary underlines the complex interrelationships among all spheres of contemporary communications activity. It will be an indispensable resource for broadcasting and communications students, as well as for those employed in production and broadcasting facilities nationwide.

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Inexpensive, ready reference, written by an authority in easy-to-understand language, comprehensible to the average reader. Reference Books Bulletin

This dictionary provides an excellent overview of an extremely complex and highly technical field and will be useful for technical and general communications collections as well as for career collections.

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About the Author:

LINCOLN DIAMANT is President of Spots Alive, Inc. He has been a writer-producer for CBS and NBC, advertising director of the World Publishing Company and a television production executive for Ogilvy & Mather, McCann-Erickson and Grey. He has taught U.S. broadcasting history and hands-on television techniques at Hofstra and Pace Universities, and has served around the world as a television festival judge. Mr. Diamant, a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, is a founder and former vice-president of the Broadcast Advertising Producers Society of America and a member of the Broadcast Pioneers, the International Radio & Television Society and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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