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Introduction

Donald Read

in The Power of News: The History of Reuters

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207689
eISBN:
9780191677779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207689.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, British and Irish Modern History

This text introduces a London-based news agency known as ‘Reuters’, which was started in 1851 and founded by Julius Reuter. For over a hundred years Reuters was a national and imperial institution, ... More


The Power of News: The History of Reuters

Donald Read

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207689
eISBN:
9780191677779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207689.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, British and Irish Modern History

This is the story of Reuters, the international news agency. In 1851 Julius Reuter set up the London organization which was eventually to extend throughout most of the world. Over a century later, ... More


News and the British World: The Emergence of an Imperial Press System 1876-1922

Simon J. Potter

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199265121
eISBN:
9780191718427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265121.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa were increasingly drawn together by an imperial press system. This is the first scholarly ... More


The Craft of Slotting: Screenwork, Attentional Practices, and News Value at an International News Agency

Dominic Boyer

in The Life Informatic: Newsmaking in the Digital Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451881
eISBN:
9780801467356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451881.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the work of Associated Press Deutscher Dienst (AP-DD), an international news agency responsible for supplying raw and finished forms of breaking news content to other news ... More


Click and Spin: Time, Feedback, and Expertise at an Online News Portal

Dominic Boyer

in The Life Informatic: Newsmaking in the Digital Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451881
eISBN:
9780801467356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451881.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores, T-Online, an online news portal that does little of its own reporting but specializes in recrafting and recirculating news agency content. It investigates new modes of user ... More


Telegraphic News

Michael D Birnhack

in Colonial Copyright: Intellectual Property in Mandate Palestine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661138
eISBN:
9780191746147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661138.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter examines the first major copyright case: Palestine Telegraphic Agency (PTA) v Adel Jaber. The PTA was a Jewish-owned news agency, a subsidiary of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), and ... More


Protecting News before the Internet

Heidi J. S. Tworek

in Making News: The Political Economy of Journalism in Britain and America from the Glorious Revolution to the Internet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199676187
eISBN:
9780191809194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676187.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Marketing

Legal attempts to protect news reports have become increasingly common as the Internet threatens the traditional business models of news providers. Parallels and precedents to such efforts first ... More


Facing Dilemmas: China’s International Propaganda Activities, 1932–1937

Shuge Wei

in News Under Fire: China's Propaganda against Japan in the English-Language Press, 1928-1941

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390618
eISBN:
9789888390359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390618.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 5 traces the development of China’s international propaganda from mid-1932 to June 1937, a period characterized by the government’s appeasement of Japan. International propaganda efforts were ... More


International News in the Age of Empire

James R. Brennan

in Making News: The Political Economy of Journalism in Britain and America from the Glorious Revolution to the Internet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199676187
eISBN:
9780191809194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676187.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Marketing

This chapter examines how news agencies and newspapers created a global system of international news production and distribution during the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In Britain, ... More


Newspapers and News Agencies Owned by Indians in British India, c. 1880–1930

Michael Mann

in Wiring the Nation: Telecommunication, Newspaper-Reportage, and Nation Building in British India, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199472178
eISBN:
9780199088843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199472178.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

The chapter introduces the selection of seven English newspapers owned by Indians to be scrutinized in the book’s final two chapters. It describes the history of the newspapers, ownerships, political ... More


Constructing images of Africa: from troubled pan-African media to sprawling Nollywood

George Ogola

in Images of Africa: Creation, negotiation and subversion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091469
eISBN:
9781781708491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091469.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In response to the perceived negative images of Africa, a number of pan-African media have emerged and are attempting to develop an alternative news narrative of the continent. However, faced with ... More


Beyond the Front Line: The Jinan Incident

Shuge Wei

in News Under Fire: China's Propaganda against Japan in the English-Language Press, 1928-1941

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390618
eISBN:
9789888390359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390618.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 2 examines China and Japan’s confrontation in the English-language press during the Jinan Incident in May 1928. Japan’s swift, consistent and intensive reporting about the event drowned out ... More


Official Ireland

Mark O'Brien

in The Fourth Estate: Journalism in Twentieth-Century Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719096136
eISBN:
9781526121004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096136.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter surveys the state of journalism prior to the 1960s. Long criticised for being stagnant and uncritical, journalism during this period was, more than anything else, a reflection of the ... More


Epilogue: Tomorrow’s News

Richard R. John and Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb

in Making News: The Political Economy of Journalism in Britain and America from the Glorious Revolution to the Internet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199676187
eISBN:
9780191809194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676187.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Marketing

In the future, as in the past, news must be made before it can be broadcast. If the history of journalism in Britain and America since the seventeenth century holds any lessons for the news providers ... More


The Cost of Free Speech: the Media in the Battlefields of Karachi

Razeshta Sethna

in Cityscapes of Violence in Karachi: Publics and Counterpublics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190656546
eISBN:
9780190848460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656546.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter by Razeshta Sethna examines her experiences as a print journalist for the Dawn Media Group, and a presenter for Geo TV and Dawn TV. Sethna reveals professional tensions between levels of ... More


From Music to Books, from Pictures to Numbers: The Forgotten Yet Crucial Components of Islamic State’s Propaganda

Stephane J. Baele and Charlie Winter

in ISIS Propaganda: A Full-Spectrum Extremist Message

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190932459
eISBN:
9780190097097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190932459.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores components of the Islamic State’s (IS) propaganda not usually taken into account by observers of the group. The authors scrutinize five components in particular: religious ... More


Wiring the Nation: Telecommunication, Newspaper-Reportage, and Nation Building in British India, 1850-1930

Michael Mann

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199472178
eISBN:
9780199088843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199472178.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

So far, the history of telegraphy has been written from a technological perspective and, as a result, as a history of Western progress and modernity. In contrast, this book focuses on the social, ... More


The Busy Years

Sandra Fahy

in Marching Through Suffering: Loss and Survival in North Korea

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171342
eISBN:
9780231538947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171342.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter outlines the earliest perceptions of North Koreans during the start of the famine. The late 1980s saw the end of the Soviet Union giving aid to North Korea. This led to a 10-percent ... More


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