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News Technology
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[German Version]

In the broadest sense, the term news (or communication) technology covers the total technology of producing, transmitting, and processing news, including the technology of control and regulation; in the strict sense, though, the term refers just to electronic communication technologies as tools for optimizing the transmission of tokens with the help of electronic signals. First the invention of the electric telegraph by Samuel F.B. Morse, then later the telephone enabled remote co…

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Evers, Dirk, “News Technology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024004>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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