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.
Dr. Oliver Boyd-Barrett joined Bowling Green State University's School of Communication Studies as Director in 2005, a position he held for three years before deciding to return to faculty in the Department of Journalism. His current research interests include international and national news agencies, news media and the "war on terror," and Hollywood representations of the intelligence community. He was previously Professor of Communication at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California, and has held various appointments at universities in the United Kingdom. Dr. Boyd-Barrett has published extensively on educational and management communications, international news media, and the political economy of mass communication. He is founding chair of the division for Global Communication and Social Change in the International Communication Association. Terhi Rantanen (MSc, LicSc, DocSc, Docent, Helsinki University) is Professor in Global Media and Communications. Her books include When News Was New (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009) The Media and Globalization (Sage, 2005), The Global and the National. Media and Communications in Post-Communist Russia (Rowman & Littlefield: 2002), The Globalization of News (with O. Boyd-Barrett, Sage: 1998), 'Maailman ihmeellisin asia'. Johdatus viestinnan oppihistoriaan ('Of All Affairs, Communication is the Most Wonderful.' An Introduction to the History of Communication Research) in collaboration with M. Ampuja, The Finnish Open University: 1997), Foreign News in Imperial Russia: The Relationship between International and Russian News Agencies, 1856-1914 (Federation of Finnish Scientific Societies: 1990) and 'STT:n uutisia' sadan vuoden varrelta' ('News from the Finnish News Agency, STT: One Hundred Years') (Weilin & Goos: 1987).
Release date NZ
October 26th, 1998
Edited by Oliver Boyd-Barrett
Edited by Terhi Rantanen
Country of Publication
SAGE Publications Inc
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