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International Communication and Global News Networks: Historical Perspectives (Putnis, Kaul, Wilke)

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Code: 978-1-61289-055-5

Title: International Communication and Global News Networks
Sub-title: Historical Perspectives
Editor(s): Peter Putnis, Chandrika Kaul and Jürgen Wilke
Publish Date: September 2011
Format: Paper
This book demonstrates how the histories of empires, nations, and large business enterprises are embedded in international communication and media history. In its focus on historical case studies, it shows how the large-scale processes we associate with globalization, such as "time-space compression," work themselves out in specific local and regional contexts. It also deals with the history of news as an internationally traded commodity. Topics include: International news agencies and their business models; telegraphy and the first global financial crisis; the British Empire and its communication networks; the Spanish-American War in news agency history; Britain, India, China and news coverage of Imperial wars; European news agencies and the Associated Press of America; Canadian Press, Associated Press, and Reuters; wireless versus cable in international communication, and European--news markets and political change.

The book illuminates four closely related strands of communication and media history: information economics; news agency history; communication networks and geopolitical formations and identities; and, the impact of new communications technologies.

Contents: Introduction, Peter Putnis, Chandrika Kaul, and Jürgen Wilke. Trading Facts: Arrow's Fundamental Paradox and the Origins of Global News Networks, Gerben Bakker. Double-Edged Swords: Communications Media and the Global Financial Crisis of 1873, Dwayne Winseck. "An Imperial Village": Communications, Media, and Globalization in India, Chandrika Kaul. In an Indian Net: China and British Imperial War News (1839-1842), Stephen Vella. Telegraphy, Mass Media, and Moblization: Australians in Sudan, 1885, Peter Putnis. How Havas Lost the War: The Spanish-American War Revisited, Rhoda Desbordes. The End of the Electronic News Cartel, 1927-1934, Terhi Rantanen. North American Triangle: Canadian Press, Associated Press, and Reuters, 1918-1939, Gene Allen. The British Cable and Wireless Merger (1928-29) as an International/National News Event, Denis Cryle. Between Fragmentation and Integration: European News Markets from the 19th to the 21st Century, Jürgen Wilke. About the Contributors. Index.

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