When News Was New / Edition 1

When News Was New / Edition 1

by Terhi Rantanen
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405175524

ISBN-13: 9781405175524

Pub. Date: 05/12/2009

Publisher: Wiley

What is news, and why sell it? What is one buying when one buys news? Is it the "objectivity" of news that matters, or is it rather the public's appetite for the latest scoop?

When News Was New investigates how news has been re-invented at different historical moments, from medieval storytellers to nineteenth-century telegraph news agencies to

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Overview

What is news, and why sell it? What is one buying when one buys news? Is it the "objectivity" of news that matters, or is it rather the public's appetite for the latest scoop?

When News Was New investigates how news has been re-invented at different historical moments, from medieval storytellers to nineteenth-century telegraph news agencies to twenty-first-century bloggers and podcasters. Rantanen argues that the newness of news has been regularly reconstructed, and that the era of "pure" news is over: news is mostly old stories made new.

Rather than asking whether news is "objective," the book explores the temporality and spatiality of news, in order to show how it changes not only itself but the space around it. Written in a clear and succinct style, When News Was New reaches out from the field of journalism studies to survey the wider social implications of news.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405175524
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/12/2009
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables viii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: When News Was New x

1 Temporalization: How News Became New 1

2 Cosmopolitanization: An Older Phenomenon Than We Think 19

3 Globalization: When News Became Global 42

4 Commodification: How To Sell News 58

5 Localization: Places in News 76

6 Nationalization: News and the Nation-states 92

7 Epilogue: Today Was Yesterday 112

Bibliography 133

Index 146

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