News Agencies from Pigeon to Internet

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Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd, 2007 - Social Science - 336 pages
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Tracing the history and growth of international news agencies during the past 25 years, this analysis clarifies the role of such agencies and discusses why most have successfully survived the onset of technological developments such as the Internet. Profiles of several key news organizations, including those in India, are included, as well as a discussion of industry values and diversification strategies.
  

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Contents

The Global Perspective
1
News Agencies in India
37
News Agency Values
72
Technology and Diversification
101
The Internet
134
Critical Issues Revisited
151
Profiles
176
Alliance Associations and Councils
254
Chronology
286
Select Bibliography
316
Index
320
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About the author (2007)

K. M. Shrivastava is a professor of news agency journalism at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication in New Delhi and a former visiting scholar at the University of Canberra. He is the author of several books, including Media Ethics from Veda to Gandhi and Beyond, Media Issues, and News Reporting and Editing.

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