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ERIC Number: ED083623
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 20
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Early Telegraphic News Dispatches: The Forerunner of the AP.
Schwarzlose, Richard A.
The origin of the Associated Press (AP) lies in the early cooperative news gathering efforts of the editors of several New York newspapers. As early as May 1846, these editors were "pooling" their energies in response to newly developed modes of communication--the wire and wireless telegraph and the trans-oceanic steamship mail services. The officially organized New York Associated Press (NYAP) was created in 1848 with a formal agreement among the member newspapers to use common telegraphic lines and other communication modes in gathering and passing news dispatches. A comparison of similar stories in widely separated newspapers demonstrates that the NYAP sold its news stories to newspapers throughout the United States. The Associated Press, as it currently exists, evolved from the NYAP. (CH)
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