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The Cold War Reporters: The Norwegian Foreign-News Journalists and Foreign-News Correspondents, 1945–1995

  • Jan Fredrik Hovden
  • Rolf Werenskjold
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media book series (PSHM)

Abstract

Substantial evidence shows that the Cold War deeply affected the journalistic reporting and framing of both domestic and foreign events and was integral to the formation of Cold War culture. But its effect also extended to the way in which foreign news was produced and who produced it. This essay combines a historical analysis of the establishment and organization of the foreign news system in Norway after the war with a statistical analysis of the changing characteristics of its corps of foreign journalists constructed from available biographical records. It demonstrates how the Cold War very directly influenced the build-up (and later build-down) of the Norwegian system of foreign journalism, including where correspondents were posted, the size of foreign news departments, and the background and status of foreign journalists.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information Science and Media StudiesUniversity of BergenBergenNorway
  2. 2.Faculty of Media and JournalismVolda University CollegeVoldaNorway

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