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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Richard A. Schwarzlose is Associate Professor of Journalism at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University.From Publishers Weekly:
In a highly specialized work, the first of a projected two-volume study, Schwarzlose defines a newsbroker as an agent or agency involved in collecting and distributing general news among journalists in several communities. As described, this suggests an organization much like the Associated Pressand indeed much of the book is devoted to the development and eventual triumph of AP and the role played in its rise by the telegraph. Despite Schwarzlose's stiffly academic prose, his tales of AP's battles with its competitors and the telegraphy companies make interesting reading. Not the story of one firm only, the volume traces the sharing of news from the 18th century, when the postal service carried newspapers from one city to another and editors adapted copy from those papers for their own editions, through the joint efforts of various New York City newspapers to seize news fresh upon arrival by ship from Europe. Schwarzlose is a professor of journalism at Northwestern.
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Book Description Northwestern University Press, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110810108186
Book Description Northwestern University Press, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0810108186