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When News was New investigates how news has re-invented itself at different historical moments—from medieval storytellers to 19th century telegraph news agencies to 21st century bloggers.

  • Tracks the evolution of news through history
  • Explores the regular reconstruction of news, the salability of news, and whether objectivity matters
  • Provides an innovative approach to the history of news; clear, succinct writing; and effective use of photographs, maps, and tables which have strong appeal to the student reader
  • Offers a new way of understanding news in our history and culture
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A well structured analysis of journalism and what actually entails news, this is both an educational and thought provoking exploration into the purity of news. (M/C Reviews, March 2010)

"Terhi Rantanen's When News Was New is much more than a narrative of journalism history. This is an investigation into the very nature of journalism as it changes through the centuries." (Polis Journalism and Society, April 2009)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405175524
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/12/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Terhi Rantanen is Professor and Director of the Master's Proframme in Global Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has published extensively on global news and is the author of six books and more than fifty chapters and articles published in the UK, the USA, Austria, Finland, Russia, Sweden and Taiwan.

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Table of Contents

List of figures and tables.


Introduction: When News Was New.

1. Temporalization: How News Became New.

2. Cosmopolitanization: An Older Phenomenon Than We Think.

3. Globalization: When News Became Global.

4. Commodification: How To Sell News.

5. Localization: Places in News.

6. Nationalization:   News and the Nation-states.

7. Epilogue: Today Was Yesterday.



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