Nation's Newsbrokers Volume 2

Cloth Text – $44.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-0819-6
Publication Date
February 1990
Page Count
366 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Nation's Newsbrokers Volume 2

The Rush to Institution: From 1865 to 1920
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 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.

About the Author

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

"A valuable resource on the early days of newsbrokering." --Kirkus Reviews
"[O]ccupies an important place in the literature on American journalism." --Journalism Quarterly