New category under construction. Other resources lists in Radio and Television sections


Issues in Broadcast Regulation  [index]

Baughman, James L.  Television’s Guardians: The FCC and the Politics of Programming, 1958-1967. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1985.

Benjamin, Louise.  “Working it Out Together: Radio Policy from Hoover to the Radio Act of 1927.” Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media 42 (Spring 1998): 221-236.

Benjamin, Louise. M.  Freedom of the Air and the Public Interest: First Amendment Rights in Broadcasting to 1935.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2001.

Coase, Ronald.  “The Federal Communications Commission.” Journal of Law and Economics 2 (October 1959): 1-40.

Donahue Carter, Hugh.  The Battle to Control Broadcast News: Who Owns the First Amendment?  Cambridge: MIT Press, 1989.

Farabaugh, Patrick. “Carl McIntire and His Crusade against the Fairness Doctrine.” PhD dissertation, Pennsylvania State University, 2010.

Godfrey, Donald G. "Senator Dill and the 1927 Radio Act." Journal of Broadcasting 23, no. 4 (1979): 477-489.

Goodman, Mark, and Mark Gring. "The Radio Act of 1927: Progressive Ideology, Epistemology, and Praxis." Rhetoric and Public Affairs 3, no. 3 (2000): 397-418.

Grams, John A.  “An Analysis of FCC Actions in the Licensing of Newspaper-Affiliated Broadcasting Stations to 1970.” PhD dissertation, University of Wisconsin, 1973.

Hazlett, Thomas.  “The Rational of U.S. Regulation of the Broadcast Spectrum.” Journal of Law and Economics 33 (April 1990): 133-175.

Krasnow, Erwin G., Laurence D. Longley, and Herbert A. Terry.  The Politics of Broadcast Regulation.  3ed.  New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1982.

Morrow, Robert W.  “Nationalizing American Radio: Anti-Monopoly, Nationalism, and the First Alexander Bill, 1915-1917.”  Journal of Radio and Audio Media 18:1 (May 2011): 17-32.

Paglin, Max D., ed.  A Legislative History of the Communications Act of 1934.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Pickard, Victor. “The Battle over the FCC Blue Book: Determining the Role of Broadcast Media in a Democratic Society, 1945–48.” Media, Culture, and Society 33 (March 2011): 171–191.

Rowland, Willard D.  “The Meaning of ‘The Public Interest’ in Communications Policy, Part I: Its Origins in State and Federal Regulation.”  Communication Law & Policy 2 (1997): 309-328.

Rowland, Willard D.  “The Meaning of ‘The Public Interest’ in Communications Policy, Part II: Its Implementation in Early Broadcast Law and Regulation.”  Communication Law & Policy 2 (1997): 363-394.

Powe, Lucas A.  American Broadcasting and the First Amendment.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987.

Simmons, Steven, J. The Fairness Doctrine and the Media. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978.

Slotten, Hugh. Radio and Television Regulation: Broadcast Technology in the United States 1920–1960. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.

Smith, Reed W.  “Regulating the Regulators: The Conflict between the Congressional Oversight Subcommittee and the fcc. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media. 54 (April 2010): 194–211.