Changing channels : an analysis of the people and forces shaping the development of New Zealand broadcasting : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Geography at Massey University
This thesis examines the people and forces shaping the development of New Zealand Broadcasting. People and
the structures they live with have proven to be important, both identifiable yet inseparable. By examining process, this thesis has brought the two together in social enquiry. The development of broadcasting from the first experience in Wireless Telegraphy to the present day has been a series of complex changes. Key individuals and certain structures
have shaped that development. Each chapter that details this development adopts a different emphasis, thus providing insight' into the wide range of forces being brought to bear. Three aspects in particular are explored in detail. Changing technologies, the development or new conceptions of broadcasting, and the altering nature of organisations have proved focal points for this thesis. These avenues of enquiry reveal more about the nature of Broadcasting and the society in which it resides.