This book overviews and reconsiders media organizations - the news agencies - which report and film the news for the press and broadcast media. Incorporating institutional, historical, political economic and cultural studies perspectives, the book: reviews agency provision of general news, video news and financial news; analyzes agency-state relations through periods of dramatic social upheaval; and critically examines the impact of deregulation and globalization on the news agency business. Contributors consider how leading players like Reuters and Associated Press help to define the nature of both the Global and the Local as well as focusing on the network of relations between international and national agencies. The book
Chapter 4: The Struggle for Control of Domestic News Markets (2)
The Struggle for Control of Domestic News Markets (2)
In present-day Germany there is strong competition among the news agencies providing the mass media with both domestic and foreign information. This situation is almost unique in the world. The Deutsche Presse-Agentur (German Press Agency/dpa) is of prime importance, however, and it is the continuing strength of a national, co-operative news agency in the face of global competition that is the principal feature of this study. The three world agencies Associated Press (AP), Reuters and Agence France-Presse (AFP) each operate a German-language service. In addition, there are other agencies, especially those offering specialized services, for example economic news (Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste or United Economic Services/VWD) or sports news (Sportinformationsdienst ...