The history of the great news gatherer, based on a swift survey of the progress of news gathering from the first recorders to the present war. How newspapers began- how news was collected and spread -- the beginning of competition -- the first efforts to combine for organized news service and the effect on news of the telegraph, the cable -- and the methods used by Bennett. Personalities -- human interest stories -world events and their effect on cooperative efforts and news. The organization of Associated Press and the high ideals and their application to war times and peace times. Good job, with ample detail on set-up, organization, mechanics of distribution, etc.