Iranian Access Television of Dallas: Cultural Issues, Preservation, and Community Formation

Iranian Access Television of Dallas: Cultural Issues, Preservation, and Community Formation

Date: August 1997
Creator: Karimi, Mohammad, 1959-
Description: This study focused on the televisual and cultural practices of Iranians via public access television in Dallas, Texas. It includes analysis of format and content. It combines demographic, structural, and statistical information with a culturalist and interpretive viewpoint in examining the efforts of Iranians, via access television programs, in preserving their culture and the formation of a coherent and active community in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
[Arthur Godfrey and Gene Hall on The Talent Scout Show]

[Arthur Godfrey and Gene Hall on The Talent Scout Show]

Date: 1957
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of Arthur Godfrey and Gene Hall sitting together during NBC's "The Talent Scout Show" that have been attached to a sheet of white paper. The first five photos features the two middle aged men in dark suits, with Godfrey sitting to the left of the bespectacled Hall. Curtains are visible behind the two. A desk microphone sits between them. On the second page, below the two photos of Hall and Godfrey, there is a photo composed of four pictures. The the top two feature Godfrey and Hall again, while the bottom two feature George Mosse playing a clarinet (left) and George Mosse, Gene Murray playing a trumpet, and Phil Elliot playing a trombone. These three men are wearing striped black and white shirts.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Television and Its Applications to Education with Special Reference to Industrial Arts

Television and Its Applications to Education with Special Reference to Industrial Arts

Date: June 1954
Creator: Elkins, Claude C.
Description: It is the purpose of this study to determine if there are any ways and means by which television may be used effectively as an instructional aid in programs of education, and special attention will be given to ways and means of using television in the teaching of industrial arts.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
[Closed Circuit Television in Laboratory School]

[Closed Circuit Television in Laboratory School]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of students watching a closed circuit television in a Laboratory School classroom. The students are seated at their desks, looking toward the TV.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[Closed Circuit Television at the Laboratory School]

[Closed Circuit Television at the Laboratory School]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of students watching a closed circuit television in a Laboratory School classroom. The students are seated at their desks, looking toward the TV.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
Religious Television and New Technologies: Managing Change in the Broadcast Environment

Religious Television and New Technologies: Managing Change in the Broadcast Environment

Date: August 2006
Creator: Upchurch, Jeremy Eugene
Description: This study examines the process of technological change in the religious television environment. The study also focuses on managerial response to said change. Through the use of a survey instrument, a quantitative examination is given, illustrating a managerial embrace of change principles, a positive attitude toward the idea of change, and a system of change behavior that matches several previously theorized change models. Also examined is how different station funding types correspond with types and rates of technological change, with the results reflecting that more funding sources for a station generally indicate a greater likelihood of technological change.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Journal of Advanced Composition, Volume 13, Number 2, Fall 1993

Journal of Advanced Composition, Volume 13, Number 2, Fall 1993

Date: 1993
Creator: Association of Teachers of Advanced Composition (U.S.)
Description: The Journal of Advanced Composition contains a collection of papers regarding writing and rhetoric: "The JAC is a forum for theory, research and pedagogy regarding (1) those writing courses beyond the freshman courses, excluding technical and creative writing, (2) writing in courses which are not themselves writing courses, particularly in the liberal arts and sciences, and (3) work in theory, research or pedagogy which is advanced or progressive and will shed light on the field as a whole while at the same time providing insights for advanced composition" (volume 1, number 1).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Fair balance? An analysis of the functional equivalence of risk and benefit information in prescription drug direct-to-consumer television advertising.

Fair balance? An analysis of the functional equivalence of risk and benefit information in prescription drug direct-to-consumer television advertising.

Date: August 2009
Creator: Baird-Harris, Kay
Description: Prescription drug direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) has been a subject of controversy in recent years. Though government regulations require equivalent prominence of risks and benefits, there is concern about the ability of consumers with limited health literacy to fully comprehend the risks and benefits associated with drug use. Evaluating the images in DTCA is important because individuals may rely on the visual message if the wording is overly complex. Using semiotics, this study aims to evaluate whether there is functional equivalence in the presentation of risk and benefit information in prescription drug direct-to-consumer television advertising. A new analytical method is created and used to assess the consistency between the messages contained in the voice track, the primary visual images, and the superscript/ subscript text. The results indicate that risk and benefit messages in this DTCA sample lack functional equivalence. However, it is important to properly frame these findings as the study does not evaluate viewer comprehension of the various message structures.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
The North Texan, Volume 13, Number 4, August 1962

The North Texan, Volume 13, Number 4, August 1962

Date: August 1962
Creator: North Texas State University
Description: The North Texan includes articles and notes about North Texas State University students, faculty, and alumni activities.
Contributing Partner: University Relations, Communications & Marketing department for UNT
The North Texan, Volume 13, Number 2, February 1962

The North Texan, Volume 13, Number 2, February 1962

Date: February 1962
Creator: North Texas State University
Description: The North Texan includes articles and notes about North Texas State University students, faculty, and alumni activities.
Contributing Partner: University Relations, Communications & Marketing department for UNT
The North Texan, Volume 20, Number 2, February 1969

The North Texan, Volume 20, Number 2, February 1969

Date: February 1969
Creator: North Texas State University
Description: The North Texan includes articles and notes about North Texas State University students, faculty, and alumni activities.
Contributing Partner: University Relations, Communications & Marketing department for UNT
The North Texan, Volume 21, Number 1, Fall 1969

The North Texan, Volume 21, Number 1, Fall 1969

Date: 1969
Creator: North Texas State University
Description: The North Texan includes articles and notes about North Texas State University students, faculty, and alumni activities.
Contributing Partner: University Relations, Communications & Marketing department for UNT
The North Texan, Volume 20, Number 1, October 1968

The North Texan, Volume 20, Number 1, October 1968

Date: October 1968
Creator: North Texas State University
Description: The North Texan includes articles and notes about North Texas State University students, faculty, and alumni activities.
Contributing Partner: University Relations, Communications & Marketing department for UNT
The North Texan, Volume 12, Number 4, September 1961

The North Texan, Volume 12, Number 4, September 1961

Date: September 1961
Creator: North Texas State University
Description: The North Texan includes articles and notes about North Texas State University students, faculty, and alumni activities.
Contributing Partner: University Relations, Communications & Marketing department for UNT
"There's A Man With A Gun Over There": Cops And The Counterculture

"There's A Man With A Gun Over There": Cops And The Counterculture

Date: December 2001
Creator: Moellinger, Terry
Description: By 1960, television advertisers recognized the economic potential of American youth, and producers were expected to develop programs to attract them, while still maintaining appeal for the older audience members. This task was to prove difficult as the decade wore on. While continuing to link the nation's cold war concerns to the portrayal of good and evil, some shows, like 77 Sunset Strip, and The Mod Squad, explored alternative lifestyles, but still accepted American values. As the 1960s developed, crime programs continued to promote American hegemony but became increasingly more open to alternative reading strategies. This study examines the strategies developed to draw a youth audience to 1960s crime programs, while also supporting the dominant ideology of American society.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
"Time for Teletubbies": Childhood, Child Participation, and the Struggle for Meaning

"Time for Teletubbies": Childhood, Child Participation, and the Struggle for Meaning

Date: May 2003
Creator: Cowart, Agatha
Description: The children's television program Teletubbies and its concomitant controversies are analyzed along with the media attention surrounding the program. A textual analysis is presented, including the methodologies of narrative theory, semiotics/structuralism, and poststructuralism. The context is also analyzed, using a cultural studies and historical reception approach, in order to chronicle and analyze the show's controversies and elucidate how these arguments have affected reception and interpretation of the show. Following textual and contextual analysis, a social science approach is utilized, reviewing literature and research that supports or refutes the arguments at hand. Finally, the results of a qualitative, ethnographical study are presented in order to include the child's perspectives on the show and inform the larger, cultural issues of childhood.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Margaret Dale, Adapting the Stage to the Screen: Aesthetic, Appropriation, and Intimacy in Ballet Programming for Post-War BBC Television

Margaret Dale, Adapting the Stage to the Screen: Aesthetic, Appropriation, and Intimacy in Ballet Programming for Post-War BBC Television

Date: December 2010
Creator: Escue, Jessica Margaret
Description: This thesis examines the aesthetic of ballets adapted for BBC Television by producer Margaret Dale, beginning with her entrance to the BBC's training program in 1955 and culminating with her commissioned work Houseparty, which aired in 1964. A historical and organizational framework is discussed regarding the BBC's cultural mission and view of arts programming, as well as general developmental milestones in programming contextualizing Dale's working conditions. Particular focus is placed upon the appropriation of Romantic narrative ballets and their significance in reinforcing an aristocratic and culturally divisive structure in the arts. Textual analyses consider issues of restaging, camera placement, and lighting, as well as television's intimacy and relationship to characterization in ballet narratives.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
TV features TAMS students

TV features TAMS students

Date: November 16, 1989
Creator: Ayers-Dunkin, Debbie
Description: Article discussing the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science program being featured in a television show, in hopes of bringing awareness to the Texas population.
Contributing Partner: Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science
A Question of Queerness: Case Studies of Contemporary American Television

A Question of Queerness: Case Studies of Contemporary American Television

Date: December 2005
Creator: Bentley, Jon Alexander
Description: This project utilizes a case study approach to explore the various ways in which the portrayals of gay people have changed on American television. Three contemporary programs - Will & Grace, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and The L Word - are examined as examples of how far American television has progressed in terms of treating gay people with respect. Whether those shows move beyond merely presenting gay characters and into a level of actively challenging mainstream views on gay people is also examined. Findings suggest different factors affect the ability of the individual programs to test said views - including the genres to which each belongs, and their presence on network television (Will & Grace), basic cable (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) or premium cable (The L Word). While all three programs show some tendencies toward queerness, they also take steps toward negotiating with mainstream culture, indicating that complete queerness may be an unattainable goal on American television.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Television as an Instrument for Bridging Cultures: A Study of Television's Effects on Taiwanese Students in the United States

Television as an Instrument for Bridging Cultures: A Study of Television's Effects on Taiwanese Students in the United States

Date: August 1994
Creator: Lu, Ray C. (Ray Chun)
Description: This study tested American television effects on Taiwanese Students in uncertainty reduction and stereotype forming. The study consisted of a questionnaire analysis and a focus group discussion. Fifty-five subjects responded to the questionnaires and twenty of them joined two group discussions.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
One Way to Create New Jobs in the Television Broadcasting Industry

One Way to Create New Jobs in the Television Broadcasting Industry

Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Meyers, Marshaye & Sparks, John H.
Description: Poster presentation for the 2010 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on creating new jobs in the television broadcasting industry.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
How Does Television Affect the Perception of Affluence? A Work in Progress

How Does Television Affect the Perception of Affluence? A Work in Progress

Date: April 2, 2009
Creator: Mauriello, Ava & Eve, Susan Brown
Description: Poster presentation for the 2009 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on how television affects the perception of affluence.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
The Effect of Media on Citizens' Fear of Crime in Turkey.

The Effect of Media on Citizens' Fear of Crime in Turkey.

Date: August 2009
Creator: Erdonmez, Erhan
Description: This study was conducted on-site in Istanbul, Turkey, to determine the effects that mass media has on citizens' perceptions about fear of crime, in particular, and fear, in general. Specifically, the study was designed to (1) determine the tendency of citizens' media consumption, (2) determine the level of fear of crime among Turkish citizens, (3) establish the effect of media on citizens' fear of crime, and (4) determine if gender, age, educational level, neighborhood, and monthly income have an independent effect on fear of crime. To achieve this purpose, after administering a survey in Istanbul, the researcher collected appropriate data and then utilized regression analysis to examine the relationship between media variables and fear of crime. A survey consisting of three parts was administered to 545 Turkish citizens over the age of 18 who currently reside in Istanbul, Turkey. In Part I of the survey, respondents were asked to identify their trends in relation to media consumption, and in Part II respondents were asked to report their feelings about fear of crime. Finally, Part III consisted of socio-demographic characteristics including gender, age, marital status, level of education, and income. The media variables used for this study were, general TV viewing, ...
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Big Hair and Big Egos: Texan Stereotypes in American Entertainment Media as Formed Through Television Viewing.

Big Hair and Big Egos: Texan Stereotypes in American Entertainment Media as Formed Through Television Viewing.

Date: August 2006
Creator: Burdette, Catherine Bowers
Description: This thesis explores the stereotypes of Texans portrayed in American entertainment media, and attempts to identify the reasons for both the existence, and persistence of these images. The study includes a brief history of Texas, and background information on the formulation of stereotypes. Cultivation theory is used to explain the process of stereotypes formed through television viewing. Content analysis of the responses from an on line survey involving 52 participants revealed that people outside the state of Texas have strong perceptions about Texans that are consistent with media representations. As the level of television viewership increased, so did the indelibility of the impressions. Those who watch more television were more likely to perceive the image of Texans as negative, and less likely to change their opinions of Texans after visiting the state.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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