New Directions, New Challenges
Chapter 9: View of the News Agencies: The Struggle for Renewal and Renaissance
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View of the News Agencies: The Struggle for Renewal and Renaissance
DAVID SCHLESINGER, FORMER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, THOMSON-REUTERS
The era of the news agency dinosaurs ended on the night of January 16–17, 1991; the comet that changed their world forever was the first live broadcast of the start of a war. In the flash of a cruise missile over Baghdad, in the light of a bomb blast marking the start of the first Gulf War, the now shaky foundation of the news agencies’ dominance was exposed.
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