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The Globalization of News - Oliver Boyd-Barrett

The Globalization of News

By: Oliver Boyd-Barrett (Editor), Terhi Rantanen (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st October 1998
ISBN: 9780761953869
Number Of Pages: 240

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This volume reveals how the news agencies have contributed both to the process of globalization and to the process of national construction. By both describing and theorizing these media, this book provides a critical survey of the contemporary international news business. The contributors take a look at news agencies from institutional, historical, political economic and cultural studies perspectives, reviewing agency provision of general news, video news and financial news, analyzing agency-state relations through periods of dramatic social upheaval, and examining the impact of deregulation in both advanced industrial and developing markets. In addition to looking at the leading players like Reuters and Associated Press, the contributors also consider attempts by national news agencies to establish radically different news agendas.

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`Incisive regarding problems we all face with the increasingly quickening pace of news reporting and its dissemination'- International Affairs

`[The book] should be applauded for promoting the importance of news agency studies, not only in the context of the relatively recent preoccupation with globalization, but also in the face of long-term neglect across media studies in general.... an invaluable resource' - European Journal of Communication

The Globalization of News
News Agencies as Agents of Globalization
'Global' News Agencies
The Struggle for Control of Domestic News Markets (1)
The Struggle for Control of Domestic News Markets (2)
Global Financial News
Global Battlefields
News Agencies in The Furnace of Political Transition
From Dictatorship to Democracy
From Communism to Captialism
From State Socialism to Deregulation
From Apartheid to Pluralism
Defining News: Contestation and Construction
What Makes News
Alternative News Agencies
TV News Exchange
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ISBN: 9780761953869
ISBN-10: 0761953868
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st October 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.52