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The Pony Express rides no more

Posted by: | September 15, 2011 | No Comment |

One of the most influential technological advances of the mid to late 19th century was the telegraph. The telegraph had the ability to drastically cut the travel time for news and other information. Samuel F.B. Morse, the inventor of Morse code, along with his assistant, Alfred Vail, created the first electrical telegraph. After several successful […]

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In our last blog entry, we discussed how technological advancements like the printing press and steam engine (see below) have helped spread information and the news to the public-at-large.   In this entry, we will continue to discuss how technology has helped shape the spread of information and the news. Source: http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/apps/eLearning/medium_image.jsp?imageid=1311 Like the printing press and the steam […]

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The Chinese are credited with many inventions that helped change the world. Their “four great inventions” had enormous impacts throughout history.  Two of those great inventions had direct impacts on the dissemination of news. China’s first major contribution to news, however, was not an invention.  It was the domestication of the horse circa 3500 B.C. […]

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