Media synergy in the last century


With the advent of the Web, we’ve grown used to newspapers supplementing their print product with interactive and continually updated websites. The advantages of this expansion into a new medium are obvious–the websites are places to provide more information and to offer it in forms that the print page doesn’t permit. It’s all pretty neat, but it turns out it’s not that new. We recently received a copy of the third edition of the International Radio News Map. This 1943 map shows the world at war with military bases, ship sizes, aircraft types, and nations colored-coded to show political alliances. It was distributed by WBIG Radio in Greensboro so that their listeners could follow war news broadcast by the station.