A comprehensive historical survey of the American newspapers' use of foreign news, from colonial times down to the beginning of the twentieth century. The early dependence upon the sailing ships from England for material is seen as the source of the first papers of record; the advent of newsboats after Independence is discussed, and the resulting Penny Press and Communications Revolution traced. The development of the Atlantic Cable is followed, and the news coverage of the Spanish-American and Mexican wars analyzed. Improvements in speed and quality of foreign news coverage is dealt with in depth in this thesis paper. 43 pages, 32 footnotes, 13 bibliographic sources.
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