The Globalization of News


Edited by: Oliver Boyd-Barrett & Terhi Rantanen

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    Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Ph.D. is Professor at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He has written and edited many books and articles on international communications and education. He pioneered international programmes in mass communications by distance learning at the Open University (UK) and at Leicester University (UK). His current research includes investigation into satellite broadcasting in the Middle East, the political economy of distance learning and the globalization of Hispanic media.

    Derek Forbes is Head of the Department of Communication at the University of the North-West in South Africa. Former journalist and member of the South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF), he is working on the subject of news agencies for his doctorate. His previous theses dealt with foreign news reporting and the training of journalists for developing countries (City University, London). He teaches journalism and media criticism at the Department of Communication, University of North-West. His research – a survey of media training needs in South Africa – has contributed to Unesco's regional media training programme, the Independent Broadcasting Association's 1992 inquiry into regional broadcasting in South Africa, training at the South African Broadcasting Corporation, SABC, and the Truth Commission Inquiry into the role of the South African press (1997). His publication, The End of the Mangope Regime, records the 1994 Bophuthatswana Uprising in South Africa. He is engaged on committees looking at the training and research of journalists in South Africa.

    C. Anthony Giffard is Professor and Director of the School of Communications at the University of Washington in Seattle, and founder and former Head of the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University, South Africa. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. His books include: UNESCO and the Media and, with William A. Hachten, The Press Under Apartheid: Censorship and Repression in South Africa. His articles have appeared in Journalism Quarterly, the Journal of Communication, Journalism History, Revue du Tiers Monde, The Journal of Development Communication, Newspaper Research Journal, Development Gazette, California Western Law Review, and Keio Communications Review, among others.

    Stig Hjarvard, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of Copenhagen. He has published books and articles about deregulation of broadcasting, the history of the Eurovision News Exchange, the development of local and commercial television in Denmark and audiovisual communication theory. Current research includes an investigation of historical changes in broadcast journalism.

    Ullamaija Kivikuru is Professor of Journalism at the Swedish School of Social Science, the University of Helsinki, Finland. She has taught and done research in Eastern and Southern Africa since the late 1970s. Her fields of interest include journalism and development communication.

    Michael Palmer is Professor and Director of the Centre for Research on Information and the Media in Europe at the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris. He has published extensively on news agencies and media policy. His books include Le trafic des nouvelles (1981) together with Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Des petits journaux aux grandes agences (1983) and Media Moguls (1991) together with Jeremy Tunstall.

    Chris Paterson is a Lecturer at the Centre for Mass Communication Research at the University of Leicester. He has also taught at Georgia State University in Atlanta after receiving his doctorate from the University of Texas in 1996. His research concerns television news agencies and processes of news media globalization.

    Terhi Rantanen, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor and Docent in the Department of Communication, Helsinki University, Finland. She has done research in several countries and published extensively on news agencies. Her books include Foreign News in Imperial Russia: The Relationship between International and Russian News Agencies, 1856–1914 (1980). She is currently researching the globalization of media in eastern Europe.

    Ingrid Schulze Schneider is Profesor Titular at the Departamento de Historia de la Comunicacion Social, of the Facultad de Ciencias de la Informacion, Universidad Complutense, Madrid. Her doctoral thesis was published in 1987: ‘El Sistema Informativa de Bismarck: Su Proyeccion Sobre La Politica y Prensa Espanola’ (Editorial de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid).

    Jürgen Wilke is Professor at the Institut für Publizistik, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany. His research interests include the history and structure of mass communication, analysis of news production and international communication (especially Latin America). He has also edited and co-written books on news agencies.

    List of Abbreviations

    • AAP Australian Associated Press
    • ABU Asian-Pacific Broadcasting Union
    • ADN Allgemeiner Deutsche Nachrichtendienst
    • AFP Agence France-Presse
    • AP Associated Press
    • APS Allied Press Service
    • APTV Associated Press Television
    • ASBU Arab States Broadcasting Union
    • CBU Caribbean Broadcasting Union
    • ČSTK Česka Slovenska Tiskova Agentùra
    • ČTA Česka Tiskova Agentüra
    • ČTK Česka Tiskova Kancelar
    • DANA Deutscher Allgemeine Nachrichtenagentur
    • ddp Deutscher Depeschen Dienst
    • DENA Deutsche Nachrichtenagentur
    • DNA Development News Agency
    • dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur
    • EBU European Broadcasting Union
    • ECN East Cape News
    • Ecna East Cape News Agencies
    • FES Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
    • GNS German News Service
    • INS International News Service
    • IPP Independent Press Pool
    • IPS Inter Press Service
    • ITAR-TASS Informatsionnoe telegrafnoe agentstvo Rossii-Telegrafnoe agentstvo Sovetskogo Soiuza
    • MISA Media Institute of Southern Africa
    • MTI Magyar Tavirati Iroda
    • NANAP Non-Aligned News Agencies Pool
    • NWICO New World Information and Communication Order
    • NZPA New Zealand Press Association
    • NZUPA New Zealand United Press Association
    • PANA Pan-African News Agency
    • PAP Polska Agencja Prasowa
    • PST Press Service Tanzania
    • RHEINA Rheinische Nachrichtenagentur
    • SAPA South Africa Press Association
    • SHIHATA Shirika la Habari la Tanzania
    • SNB Soviet News Bureau
    • SPTA St Petersburg Telegraph Agency
    • SUDENA Sudwestdeutsche Nachrichten-Agentur
    • TASR Tlačová agentura Slovenskej republiky
    • TASS Telegrafnoe agentstvo Sovetskogo Soiuza
    • UPI United Press International
    • UPITN United Press International Television News
    • URTNA Union of National Radio and Television organizations of Africa
    • VWD Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste
    • WTN Worldwide Television News

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