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News Agencies from Pigeon to Internet

K.M. Shrivastava (Author)
Synopsis News Agencies from Pigeon to Internet deals with a very important business in global communication of news-the news agencies. The first news agencies started their business when the fastest technology was a combination of telegraph and carrier pigeon. They have survived several technological developments since then and have used these technologies for further diversification f services and revenues. The Internet, some thought, will make the news agencies extinct like dinosaurs. But, well run news agencies found a new opportunity in this threat. Though there have been some corporate biographies of news agencies, there has not been any comprehensive analytical work in the past 25 years on this business. This book is an attempt to fill this void in the global literature on journalism, media studies, international communication and business management studies. Besides, the students of these academic disciplines, of communication Professionals will find this book useful. It will also be a good read for lay persons who unconsciously consume the products of news agencies through all types of media-from newspapers to mobile phones.
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About the author

K.M. Shrivastava

K.M. Shrivastava is a media professional. Presently he is the Professor-in-Charge of Eastern India Campus of Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) at Dhenkanal (Orissa). He was a former head of the department of journalism and mass communication at Punjabi University, Patiala; course director of External Affairs Ministry sponsored course for foreign journalists (including broadcasters) at IIMC, New Delhi; visiting scholar at University of Canberra; and visiting fellow at Nagpur University. He was a member of the International Council of International Association of Media and Communication Research and participated in various national and international conferences. His books on media includes News Reporting and Editing (1987, fourth revised edition 2003), Radio and TV Journalism (1989), Media Issues (1991) and Media Towards 21st Century (1998).

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Bibliographic information

Title News Agencies from Pigeon to Internet
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher New Dawn Press
Language: English
isbn 1932705678
length vii+336p., Notes; References; Bibliography; Index; 22cm.