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The Broadcast Century and Beyond, 5th Edition by Michael C Keith, Robert L Hilliard

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Chapter TEN

The New Century: The 2000s

Webs and Digits

The first decade of the new century was not only a new millennium for the world but a time of cataclysms and changes in the United States that not only affected the country’s social, political, and economic fabric but revolutionized the status and future of all communications, including broadcasting.

New technologies altered the structure, delivery, operations, production, programming, content, and reception of radio and television as we had known them. The traditional radio and television receivers, although having become increasingly portable, saw increasing competition from BlackBerry, iPod, videophones, cell phones, and smartphones, among other devices able to receive audio and video ...

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