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HERNANDEZ LOMELI, Francisco. Tales about Television. Difficulties in naming a new technology. Comun. soc [online]. 2020, vol.17, e7754.  Epub Aug 30, 2021. ISSN 0188-252X.

The aim of this article is the analysis of news items that appeared between 1924 and 1935 in the newspaper from Jalisco, Mexico, El Informador and the weekly magazine Revista de Revistas, written media that showed interest for the popularization of television since the mid-1920s. It is intended to show the attempts to name this technology, it is about displaying “the problems of nomination of the device”. It is also of interest how this invention was perceived in press notes. Furthermore, it is also analyzed the imaginary uses attributed to this new of communication.

Keywords : Television History; Latin America; Communication Technologies.

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