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Title: The world-wide news agencies : development organization, competition, markets and product : a study of Agence France Presse, Associated Press, Reuters and United Press, to 1975
Author: Boyd-Barrett, J. O.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3473 414X
Awarding Body: Open University
Current Institution: Open University
Date of Award: 1976
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The thesis argues that in their development, organization and news services, the major western-based global news agencies have responded and continue to respond primarily to the requirements of western markets. In particular, their domestic markets are shown to be especially important to them, and much of their early development is explained by their struggle to secure monopolistic or oligopolistic control of these markets. The struggle to, achieve security in the domestic markets greatly tempered early international competition between the agencies in a way that still has consequences for their relative market positions in certain world regions, and which has hindered their penetration of one another's domestic markets.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral