Jean-Noël JEANNENEY

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French Minister and Secretary of state (Mitterrand Government)

FrenchBorn Jean-Noël JEANNENEY

French historian and politician

Born on April 02, 1942 in Grenoble , France (80 years)

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Jean-Noël Jeanneney is a French historian and politician, born on 2 April 1942 in Grenoble. He is the son of Jean-Marcel Jeanneney and the grandson of Jules Jeanneney, both important figures in French politics.


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Education
After his secondary schooling in Grenoble, Jeanneney studied in Paris. Beginning at the rue d'Ulm campus of the École Normale Supérieure, he later studied at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (IEP) (lit. "Paris Institute of Political Studies"). He earned his doctorate in letters and passed his agrégation (a competitive examination) in history.


Media studies
Jeanneney specialized in media history, an area which he helped pioneer. He took interest in the evolution of print media (newspapers and periodicals), of radio, and of television. He taught at the University of Paris X: Nanterre until 1977. He was also named maître de conférences, and then, in 1979, professeur des universités at the IEP. It was there that he oversaw research on the history of the press.


Involvement in radio and television
Jeanneney subsequently changed his focus, from external study to actual participation in mass media. Specifically, he was president and general manager of Radio France from 1982 to 1986 and afterwards worked in television, in particular for a history channel on cable television.


Political career

In politics, Jeanneney is very close to the Socialist Party.

1991–1992: junior minister of Exterior Commerce (under Prime Minister Édith Cresson)
1992–1993: junior minister of Communication (under Prime Minister Pierre Bérégovoy)
1992–1998: member of the conseil régional of the Franche-Comté régionWith Élisabeth Guigou, he has been co-president of the think tank Europartenaires since 1998.


President of the National Library of France
From 2002 to 2007, Jeanneney was president of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. In this capacity, he was noted for his opposition to Google Book Search.[1] Since making his objections known, he has been looking to develop a European digitization program to be run by governmental authorities.


Published works
Jean-Noël Jeanneney has published works on media history, other works of history, and essays on various subjects. He has written prefaces for several works, which are not included on the list.

Jean-Noël Jeanneney, François de Wendel en république : l'argent et le pouvoir (1914-1940) [thesis], Seuil, Paris, 1976. ISBN 2-02-004410-2.
Jean-Noël Jeanneney, L'Argent caché : milieux d'affaires et pouvoirs politiques dans la France du XXe siècle, Fayard, Paris, 1981. ISBN 2-213-00947-3.
Jean-Noël Jeanneney, Échec à Panurge : l'audiovisuel public au service de la différence, Seuil, Paris, 1986. ISBN 2-02-009238-7.
Jean-Noël Jeanneney, Une histoire des médias, des origines à nos jours, Points, Paris, 1990 (republished 4 times). ISBN 2-02-052887-8
Jean-Noël Jeanneney, L'Avenir vient de loin, Seuil, Paris, 1994. ISBN 2-02-022648-0.
Jean-Noël Jeanneney, with Agnès Chauveau, L'Écho du siècle : dictionnaire de la radio et de la télévision, Hachette, Arte, La Cinquième, Paris, 1999. ISBN 2-01-235276-6.
Jean-Noël Jeanneney, Le duel : une passion française (1789-1914), Seuil, Paris, 2004. ISBN 2-02-065383-4.
Jean-Noël Jeanneney, Clemenceau : portrait d'un homme libre, Mengès, Paris, 2005. ISBN 2-85620-455-4.
Jean-Noël Jeanneney, Quand Google défie l'Europe : plaidoyer pour un sursaut, Mille et une Nuits, Paris, 2005. ISBN 2-84205-912-3.
Jean-Noël Jeanneney, Google and the Myth of Universal Knowledge : a view from Europe , translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, 2007. ISBN 0-226-39577-4.


Articles
Quand le sacrilège était puni de mort en France (When Sacrilege Was Punished By Death In France), in L'Histoire, June 2006, pp. 68–72 (in French) (on the 1825 Anti-Sacrilege Act)


External linksJean-Noël Jeanneney´s official website



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