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The Invention of News: How the World Came to Know About Itself

The Invention of News: How the World Came to Know About Itself (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Pettegree, Andrew

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Long before the invention of printing, let alone the availability of a daily newspaper, people desired to be informed. In the pre-industrial era news was gathered and shared through conversation and gossip, civic ceremony, celebration, sermons, and proclamations. The age of print... brought pamphlets, edicts, ballads, journals, and the first news-sheets, expanding the news community from local to worldwide. This groundbreaking book tracks the history of news in ten countries over the course of four centuries. It evaluates the unexpected variety of ways in which information was transmitted in the premodern world as well as the impact of expanding news media on contemporary events and the lives of an ever-more-informed public. Andrew Pettegree investigates who controlled the news and who reported it; the use of news as a tool of political protest and religious reform; issues of privacy and titillation; the persistent need for news to be current and journalists trustworthy; and people's changed sense of themselves as they experienced newly opened windows on the world. By the close of the eighteenth century, Pettegree concludes, transmission of news had become so efficient and widespread that European citizens--now aware of wars, revolutions, crime, disasters, scandals, and other events--were poised to emerge as actors in the great events unfolding around them.
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ISBN 9780300212761
Released NZ 15 Feb 2015
Publisher Yale University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780300212761
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Status Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher Yale University Press
Imprint Yale University Press
Released 15 Feb 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Pettegree, Andrew
Category Literary Studies: General
Media Studies
History
European History
Social & Cultural History
Number of Pages 456
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 3mm
Dewey Code 302.2309
Weight 726g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Press - History, Journalism - History, Reporters and reporting - History
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade

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