The Resource News over the wires : the telegraph and the flow of public information in America, 1844-1897, Menahem Blondheim

News over the wires : the telegraph and the flow of public information in America, 1844-1897, Menahem Blondheim

Label
News over the wires : the telegraph and the flow of public information in America, 1844-1897
Title
News over the wires
Title remainder
the telegraph and the flow of public information in America, 1844-1897
Statement of responsibility
Menahem Blondheim
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • News over the Wires tells the story of the development of the news wire service as a business operation strategically positioned between the telegraph industry and the press
  • 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
  • The book assembles, in a narrative parade of compelling personalities and colorful episodes, a wide-ranging body of primary sources, many of them previously untapped. It reconstructs the career of AP's maverick manager, Daniel H. Craig, and highlights his achievements as one of the most creative and effective, if least appreciated, of America's great system builders. The Associated Press and Western Union provide a novel perspective on processes of modernization and national integration in America. News over the Wires demonstrates the significance of the monopolistic structure of the news business and its important impact on economic development, on the political process, and on social integration in general
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blondheim, Menahem
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4864
LC item number
.B76 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Journalism
  • Newspaper publishing
  • Telegraph
  • Journalisme
  • Entreprises de presse
  • Télégraphe
  • Journalism
  • Newspaper publishing
  • Telegraph
  • Nieuwsvoorziening
  • Telegrafie
  • Journalisme
  • Télégraphe
  • Journaux américains
  • United States
Label
News over the wires : the telegraph and the flow of public information in America, 1844-1897, Menahem Blondheim
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 2.
  • Toward a Monopoly of Telegraphic News.
  • 4.
  • "Advantage of Time": Race for the Foreign News.
  • 5.
  • "Monstrous Monopoly Is Created": The New York Associated Press Goes National.
  • 6.
  • "To Liberate the Newspaper Press": The New York Associated Press at War
  • pt. 3.
  • News-Telegraph Monopoly at Work.
  • pt. 1.
  • 7.
  • "Double-Headed Monopoly": The Associated Press and Western Union in Symbiosis.
  • 8.
  • "Talking to All America": Power and Politics of the News-Telegraph Monopoly
  • Emergence of the News Wire Services.
  • 1.
  • "News Newer": Discovering Timeliness in News.
  • 2.
  • "Time Past to Time Present": Linking the Telegraph and the Press.
  • 3.
  • "Better-Organized System": Establishing the New York Associated Press
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 305 pages
Isbn
9780674622128
Lccn
93028731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28634764
  • (OCoLC)ocm28634764
Label
News over the wires : the telegraph and the flow of public information in America, 1844-1897, Menahem Blondheim
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 2.
  • Toward a Monopoly of Telegraphic News.
  • 4.
  • "Advantage of Time": Race for the Foreign News.
  • 5.
  • "Monstrous Monopoly Is Created": The New York Associated Press Goes National.
  • 6.
  • "To Liberate the Newspaper Press": The New York Associated Press at War
  • pt. 3.
  • News-Telegraph Monopoly at Work.
  • pt. 1.
  • 7.
  • "Double-Headed Monopoly": The Associated Press and Western Union in Symbiosis.
  • 8.
  • "Talking to All America": Power and Politics of the News-Telegraph Monopoly
  • Emergence of the News Wire Services.
  • 1.
  • "News Newer": Discovering Timeliness in News.
  • 2.
  • "Time Past to Time Present": Linking the Telegraph and the Press.
  • 3.
  • "Better-Organized System": Establishing the New York Associated Press
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 305 pages
Isbn
9780674622128
Lccn
93028731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28634764
  • (OCoLC)ocm28634764

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