Dr. Oliver Boyd-Barrett’s recent publications and invitations

Oliver Boyd-Barrett: Publications

Dr. Oliver Boyd-Barrett published the following articles towards the close of 2008:

Boyd-Barrett, O. (2008) News agency majors: Ownership, Control and Influence Revisited, Journal of Global Mass Communication, Vol. 1, No.1, pp. 57-71

Boyd-Barrett, O. (2008) News agencies, history of, in Wolfgang Donsback (Ed), Blackwell International Encyclopedia of Communication, Wiley-Blackwell

Boyd-Barrett, O. (2008) Jeremy Tunstall: The media were American: US mass media in decline, Global Media and Communication, Volume 4(2): 201-207

Rantanen, T. and Boyd-Barrett, O. (2008) Global and national news agencies , in A. De Beer and J. Merrill (eds) Global Journalism: Topical Issues and Media Systems, 5th Edition, pp. 33-47

Oliver Boyd-Barrett: Invitations

Oliver Boyd-Barrett is invited by the News Agency of Catalonia (ACN), Spain, to publish an edited volume on the future of national and regional news agencies, in recognition of the tenth anniversary of this predominantly internet news agency, covering the most prosperous region of Spain. The book will be published by EADOP (Generalitat de Catalunya).

Oliver Boyd-Barrett is invited Keynote Speaker at the Conference on Communication Technologies and Social Change, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in March.

Oliver Boyd-Barrett is invited to offer a video-conference presentation to graduate students of the International Communication program at UNITEC, in Auckland, New Zealand in April.

Oliver Boyd-Barrett and Srinivas Melkote are invited by the Assistant Direct General of Communication and Information, UNESCO, to proceed with a suitable collaborative arrangement with an African partner to be identified among UNESCO-designated Potential Centres of Excellence in Journalism.

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