ERIC Number: ED198555
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Caribbean News Agency: Third World Model. Journalism Monographs Number 71.
This monograph is a history of the Caribbean News Agency (CANA), which is jointly owned by private and public mass media of its region and independent of both governments and foreign news agencies. It is proposed that CANA may provide a unique model of an independent, regional third-world news agency. Sections of the monograph examine (1) CANA's West Indian setting; (2) background factors from 1962 to 1976, particularly the precipitating factors during 1967-1976 that led to the emergence of CANA; and (3) the salient components of CANA's operation, including its ownership and control, subscribers and staff, news sources and channels, messages and receivers, and internal operations and policies. A concluding section of the monograph lists five things to be learned from the development and operation of CANA that can be applied to the future development of third world news agencies. (RL)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Information Centers, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Latin American Culture, Mass Media, Models, News Media, News Reporting, Organizations (Groups), Private Agencies
AEJ Publications Manager, William Allen White School of Journalism, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Education in Journalism.