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Nation's Newsbrokers Volume 2: The Rush to Institution: From 1865 to 1920
     

Nation's Newsbrokers Volume 2: The Rush to Institution: From 1865 to 1920

by Richard Schwarzlose
 

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

Overview

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.

Volume 2 studies the rapid growth of intercity news gathering and distribution after the Civil War, including the deterioration into collusion among newsbrokers, and changes in technology and reporting within the context of attempts to monopolize the flow of information.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A valuable resource on the early days of newsbrokering." —Kirkus Reviews

"[O]ccupies an important place in the literature on American journalism." —Journalism Quarterly

Library Journal
This completes Schwarzlose's study of journalism history. LJ 's reviewer said Vol. 1, The Formative Years, from Pre telegraph to 1865 was ``essential for journalism studies'' ( LJ 3/1/89), with research ``more exhaustive than that of the previous standard, Victor Rosewater's History of Cooperative News-Gathering in the U.S. (1930; Johnson Repr.). ' ' LJ previously reported the first volume had a price of $39.95; it's since been changed to $32.95.-- Judy Quinn, ``Library Journal''
Booknews
The two-volume set traces the development of the wire services from pre-telegraph to 1920. In volume 2, Schwarzlose (journalism, Northwestern U.) examines the rapid growth of intercity news gathering and distributing in the post-Civil War decades. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810108196
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
02/01/1990
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Richard A. Schwarzlose is Associate Professor of Journalism at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University.

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