Assignment 4 – Communication

In the light of Darnton’s discussion of the various ways in which
information was circulated in the France of the Old Regime, consider the various ways in which you have kept yourself informed about the Berkeley budget crisis/situation. Which of these are parallel to the channels of information circulation in France of that period (i.e., the various media listed in the second column of figure 3 and the others he mentions)? Which have no exact equivalents? Would you say that the contemporary system is qualitatively different from the one in use at that time?

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