The Resource The power of news : the history of Reuters, 1849-1989, Donald Read

The power of news : the history of Reuters, 1849-1989, Donald Read

Label
The power of news : the history of Reuters, 1849-1989
Title
The power of news
Title remainder
the history of Reuters, 1849-1989
Statement of responsibility
Donald Read
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of Reuters, the international news agency. In 1851 Julius Reuter set up the London organization which was eventually to extend throughout most of the world. Over a century later, Reuters was first with the news of the erection of the Berlin Wall in 1961, and then first with the story of its breaching in 1989. The Power of News is a fascinating account of the company which for over 140 years has brought us history as it is being made. Donald Read's authoritative and readable history of Reuters shows how the company has always been in the forefront of communications technology, from the days of pigeon post and the first transatlantic cables to the age of the satellite and computer link. For a century Reuters was especially the news agency of the British Empire. As Britain's imperial power faded, Reuters moved into selling economic information to the world trading community, a venture that generated annual 'pre-tax profits of $280 million by the end of the 1980s. Equally lucrative was the flotation of Reuters as a public company in 1984, the full story of which is told here for the first time. Throughout all these exciting changes Reuters has tried to remain committed to 'truth in news', a commitment watched over by the Reuter Trust, created in 1941
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Read, Donald
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PN5111.R4
LC item number
R43 1992
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reuters, ltd
  • Reuter, Julius
  • Reuters Holdings
  • Reuters ltd
  • Reuters Limited
  • Reuters
  • News agencies
  • Communication
  • Journalism
  • Agences de presse
  • Agences de presse
  • Histoire
  • Information
  • Médias
  • Communication
  • Journalism
  • News agencies
  • Reuters Holding
  • Presse
  • Médias
  • Agences de presse
Label
The power of news : the history of Reuters, 1849-1989, Donald Read
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes 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
'Mr. Reuter's Office' 1816-1865 -- 'Electric news' 1858-1865 -- An imperial institution 1865-1914 -- The world's news 1865-1914 -- Wartime reconstruction 1914-1918 -- War news 1914-1918 -- The autocracy of Roderick Jones 1919-1934 -- The decline and fall of Roderick Jones 1934-1941 -- News between the wars 1919-1939 -- War news 1939-1945 -- The last days of the old Reuters 1941-1963 -- Making the new Reuters 1963-1981 -- Going public 1981-1984 -- The world's news 1945-1989 -- Retrospect from 1989
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 431 pages
Isbn
9780198217763
Lccn
92027585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26364244
  • (OCoLC)ocm26364244
Label
The power of news : the history of Reuters, 1849-1989, Donald Read
Publication
Note
Includes 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
'Mr. Reuter's Office' 1816-1865 -- 'Electric news' 1858-1865 -- An imperial institution 1865-1914 -- The world's news 1865-1914 -- Wartime reconstruction 1914-1918 -- War news 1914-1918 -- The autocracy of Roderick Jones 1919-1934 -- The decline and fall of Roderick Jones 1934-1941 -- News between the wars 1919-1939 -- War news 1939-1945 -- The last days of the old Reuters 1941-1963 -- Making the new Reuters 1963-1981 -- Going public 1981-1984 -- The world's news 1945-1989 -- Retrospect from 1989
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 431 pages
Isbn
9780198217763
Lccn
92027585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26364244
  • (OCoLC)ocm26364244

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