World Press Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0787677280
  • ISBN-13: 9780787677282
  • DDC: 070.03
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1286 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2003 | Published/Released December 2003
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2003

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This comprehensive survey of press and electronic media now covers nearly 200 countries. Arranged alphabetically by country, entries begin with an overview of the background, economic framework and general characteristics of each country's press. Entries then cover the number and type of media, press laws, censorship issues, state-press relations, news agencies, electronic news media, education and training in journalism and much more. This edition offers articles on 20 new countries and a focus on new media, including cable and Internet.

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  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0787655821 | ISBN-13: 9780787655822


"World Press Encyclopedia is an excellent reference source providing concise information for material currently dispersed in numerous print and Web sources. Especially valuable is the bibliography at the end of each entry. The Ghana essay, for example, cites a wide variety of sources from American media publications to Ghanaian newspapers. Useful for students, scholars, and those seeking quick information, this unique source is recommended for public and academic libraries." -- Booklist (June 2003)

— Booklist

"The second edition significantly updates and expands the previous edition,.. New to this edition are an alphabetical arrangement of the 232 countries surveyed and custom-made graphs for advertising expenditures and numbers of Internet users. Graphs for some countries are omitted because information did not exist or was not available.. Expertly written essays range in length from 200 to 30,000 words; some essays are brief because of a country's relative size and remoteness (e.g., Pitcairn ) or the inability to get objetive information about a country's press (North Korea). Level of content varies.. Larger collections or libraries supporting journalism programs." -- Choice (April 2003)

— Choice