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The Resource The invention of news : how the world came to know about itself, Andrew Pettegree

The invention of news : how the world came to know about itself, Andrew Pettegree

Label
The invention of news : how the world came to know about itself
Title
The invention of news
Title remainder
how the world came to know about itself
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Pettegree
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Long before the invention of printing, let alone the availability of a daily newspaper, people desired to be informed. In the pre-industrial era news was gathered and shared through conversation and gossip, civic ceremony, celebration, sermons, and proclamations. The age of print brought pamphlets, edicts, ballads, journals, and the first news-sheets, expanding the news community from local to worldwide. This groundbreaking book tracks the history of news in ten countries over the course of four centuries. It evaluates the unexpected variety of ways in which information was transmitted in the premodern world as well as the impact of expanding news media on contemporary events and the lives of an ever-more-informed public. Andrew Pettegree investigates who controlled the news and who reported it; the use of news as a tool of political protest and religious reform; issues of privacy and titillation; the persistent need for news to be current and journalists trustworthy; and people's changed sense of themselves as they experienced newly opened windows on the world. By the close of the eighteenth century, Pettegree concludes, transmission of news had become so efficient and widespread that European citizens--now aware of wars, revolutions, crime, disasters, scandals, and other events--were poised to emerge as actors in the great events unfolding around them
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pettegree, Andrew
Dewey number
070.09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PN5110
LC item number
.P48 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journalism
  • Journalism
Label
The invention of news : how the world came to know about itself, Andrew Pettegree
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 408-428) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Marketplace and tavern
  • Triumph and tragedy
  • Mercury rising:
  • Speeding the posts
  • The first newspapers
  • War and rebellion
  • Storm in a coffee cup
  • Enlightenment?:
  • The search for truth
  • The age of the journal
  • Introduction:
  • In business
  • From our own correspondent
  • Cry freedom
  • How Samuel Sewall read his paper
  • Conclusion
  • All the news that's fit to tell
  • The beginnings of news publication:
  • Power and imagination
  • The wheels of commerce
  • The first news prints
  • State and nation
  • Confidential correspondents
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
445 pages
Isbn
9780300179088
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013041978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn861677227
  • (OCoLC)861677227
Label
The invention of news : how the world came to know about itself, Andrew Pettegree
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 408-428) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Marketplace and tavern
  • Triumph and tragedy
  • Mercury rising:
  • Speeding the posts
  • The first newspapers
  • War and rebellion
  • Storm in a coffee cup
  • Enlightenment?:
  • The search for truth
  • The age of the journal
  • Introduction:
  • In business
  • From our own correspondent
  • Cry freedom
  • How Samuel Sewall read his paper
  • Conclusion
  • All the news that's fit to tell
  • The beginnings of news publication:
  • Power and imagination
  • The wheels of commerce
  • The first news prints
  • State and nation
  • Confidential correspondents
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
445 pages
Isbn
9780300179088
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013041978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn861677227
  • (OCoLC)861677227

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