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

Author: Donald Read
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Read, Donald.
Power of news.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)643862096
Named Person: Julius Reuter
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Read
ISBN: 0198217765 9780198217763 0198204590 9780198204596
OCLC Number: 26364244
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 431 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Donald Read.
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This history of the Reuters news organization describes how the company has always been in the forefront of communications technology, from the days of pigeon post and the first transatlantic cables  Read more...

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