The Nation's Newsbrokers: The formative years, from pretelegraph to 1865

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Northwestern University Press, 1989 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 370 pages
Richard A. Schwarzlose's long-awaited two-volume The Nation's Newsbrokers makes a major contribution to the history of journalism in the United States. Schwarzlose traces the development of the Associated Press and the predecessors of United Press International from scattered beginnings in the 1840s to their emergence as a mature national institution in the World War I era.

In Volume 1, Schwarzlose analyzes the problems of communication and transportation in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and examines the news media before and during the Civil War.
 

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Contents

Chapter
1
Local and Regional NewsMovement Efforts
11
Discussion
27
Technological Imperatives and the First
33
The Journalistic Response
46
Discussion
72
New York Citys Newsbrokers Emerge
79
The Birth of the New York City Associated Press
89
Discussion
162
Conflict and an Associated Press Monopoly
169
Craig Stalks His Monopoly
186
The Editors Perfect Their Partnership
201
Consolidation on the Eve of War
211
New York Associated Presss Internal Changes
223
34
237
7
239

The New York City Associated Press and the Early
108
Discussion
119
The Jones Administration
131
The Early News Report
137
The Halifax Expresses
146
Notes
281
Bibliography
337
Index
357
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Richard A. Schwarzlose is Associate Professor of Journalism at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University.

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