When News Was New

When News Was New

Author(s): Terhi Rantanen

Published Online: 20 MAY 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405175524

Online ISBN: 9781444310870

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310870

About this Book

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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