Lightning Lines

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<ul><li> 1. Lightning Lines and the Birth of Modern Communication <br />By Daniel J. Czitrom<br />Elise Chisholm<br />COM 546<br />University of Washington<br />April 26, 2011<br /></li> <li> 2. The Annihilator of Space and Time<br />What impact might the telegraph have on thought, politics, commerce, the press, and the moral life?<br /></li> <li> 3. A Global Village<br />A knowledge of all that is occurring throughout the land; making, in fact, one neighborhood of the whole country. <br /></li> <li> 4. Impact on the Press<br />Though the press and commercial interests made the telegraph economically viable, the telegraph itself dramatically transformed the press. <br /></li> <li> 5. The Rise of a Monopoly<br />Pubic outcry against WU-AP collusion formed part of the broad antimonopoly sentiments central to late 19th century radical and reform politics. <br />Associated Press timeline<br />Western Union timeline<br /></li> <li> 6. Newer Media: The Motion Picture<br />Motion pictures, a medium with a far more direct effect upon the everyday lives of people, would challenge the established definitions of culture itself. <br />Play video<br /></li> <li> 7. References<br />Text<br />Associated Press (2011). Company website. Retrieved April 2011 from http://www.ap.org/pages/about/history/history_first.html. <br />Czitrom, D. (1982). Lightning lines and the birth of modern communication. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.<br />PastFinderLTD (2008, March 30). First motion picture horse, 1878. Retrieved April 2011 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrRUDS1xbNs.<br />Western Union (2011). Company website. Retrieved April 2011 from http://corporate.westernunion.com/history.html. <br />Imagery<br />Harris, P. (2006, February 5). Retrieved April 2011 from http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarchi/95908040/. <br />Lu, K. (2007, August 14). Retrieved April 2011 from http://www.flickr.com/photos/toasty/1125019024/. <br />Mortensen, M. (2008, July 30). Retrieved April 2011 from http://www.flickr.com/photos/-mic-/2715470682/. <br />Renlund, M. (2008, January 26). Retrieved April 2011 from http://www.flickr.com/photos/deltamike/2222492536/. <br />Schaefer, M.T. (2006, June 18). Retrieved April 2011 from http://www.flickr.com/photos/gastev/360505392/. <br />Warby, W (2008, May 2). Retrieved April 2011 from http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwarby/2460648191/. <br /></li> </ul>

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