News Over the Wires

News Over the Wires

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This unique history of telegraphic news gathering and news flow evaluates the effect of the innovative technology on the evolution of the concept of news and journalistic practices. It also addresses problems of technological innovation and diffusion. Menahem Blondheim's main concern, however, is the development of oligopoly in business and the control revolution in American society. He traces the discovery of timely news as a commodity, presenting a lively and detailed account of the emergence of the New York Associated Press (AP) as the first private sector national monopoly in the United States and Western Union as the first industrial one.23. Thompson, Wiring a Continent, p. 194; Reid, Telegraph in America, p. 381. 24 . Alexander Jones to Smith, 24 and 31 ... An accord between Smith and Oa#39;Rielly was imminent since their appeasement at the close of the previous year andanbsp;...

Title:News Over the Wires
Author:Menahem Blondheim
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 1994


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