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The Digital HandVolume II: How Computers Changed the Work of American Financial, Telecommunications, Media, and Entertainment Industries$
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James W. Cortada

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195165876

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165876.001.0001

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Role of Media and Entertainment Industries in the U.S. Economy

Role of Media and Entertainment Industries in the U.S. Economy

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(p.263) 8 Role of Media and Entertainment Industries in the U.S. Economy
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The Digital Hand
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James W. Cortada

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165876.003.0008

This chapter defines what makes up the media and entertainment industries in the economy, and how that has grown in size and importance over the past half century. It includes book publishing, magazine publishing, newspapers, radio, television, music recording, game and toy producers, and photography. It concludes with a discussion of the general patterns of adoption of computer applications by these industries, including use of the Internet.

Keywords:   media, entertainment, book publishing, newspapers, magazines, recorded music, photography, games

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