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The Globalization of News
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The Globalization of News

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November 1998 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book overviews and reconsiders media organizations - the news agencies - which report and film the news for the press and broadcast media. Incorporating institutional, historical, political economic and cultural studies perspectives, the book: reviews agency provision of general news, video news and financial news; analyzes agency-state relations through periods of dramatic social upheaval; and critically examines the impact of deregulation and globalization on the news agency business.

Contributors consider how leading players like Reuters and Associated Press help to define the nature of both the Global and the Local as well as focusing on the network of relations between international and national agencies. The book also takes into account the attempts by some national news agencies to establish radically different news agendas. Demonstrating how the news agencies have contributed both to the process of globalization and, simultaneously, to the process of national construction, this book provides an important critical survey of the contemporary international news business.

Oliver Boyd-Barrett and Terhi Rantanen
The Globalization of News
 
PART ONE: NEWS AGENCIES AS AGENTS OF GLOBALIZATION
 
Introduction
Oliver Boyd-Barrett
`Global' News Agencies
Terhi Rantanen
The Struggle for Control of Domestic News Markets (1)
J[um]urgen Wilke
The Struggle for Control of Domestic News Markets (2)
Michael Palmer, Oliver Boyd-Barrett and Terhi Rantanen
Global Financial News
Chris Paterson
Global Battlefields
 
PART TWO: NEWS AGENCIES IN THE FURNACE OF POLITICAL TRANSITION
Ingrid Schulze-Schneider
From Dictatorship to Democracy
Terhi Rantanen
From Communism to Captialism
Ullamaija Kivikuru
From State Socialism to Deregulation
Derek Forbes
From Apartheid to Pluralism
 
PART THREE: DEFINING NEWS: CONTESTATION AND CONSTRUCTION
 
Introduction
Michael Palmer
What Makes News
C Anthony Giffard
Alternative News Agencies
Stig Hjavard
TV News Exchange

`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

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