Stability and Change at the “Big Five” News Agencies

  title={Stability and Change at the “Big Five” News Agencies},
  author={M. Alleyne and J. Wagner},
  journal={Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly},
  pages={40 - 50}
Five news agencies, headquartered in four countries, are responsible for relaying most of the world's news. This article is a quantitative and qualitative survey of these so-called “Big Five” at the beginning of the 1990s. Diversification of their operations to include more information services, in addition to news, was found to be the major trend in the 1980s. This diversification was financially necessary if the agencies were to remain alive. Financial problems also forced some agencies to… Expand
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