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The invention of news – how the world came to know about itself (book review)

Beckett, Charlie (2014) The invention of news – how the world came to know about itself (book review). POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (16 Mar 2014). Blog.

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If you’ve been on this planet recently and have access to electricity, you are probably familiar with the assertion that ‘the Internet is the most important invention since Printing’. Indeed, for journalism scholars, looking back to Gutenberg can be a useful way to look forward beyond Berners-Lee, Zuckerberg and Jobs. But what about all the stuff in-between? How did we get from block printing presses to the modern idea of journalism and news? This fascinating book tells us.

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 15 May 2017 11:39
Last Modified: 15 May 2017 11:39

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