History of the telegraph

Communication and journalism were changed by the increase in speed in the 19th century — particularly the invention of the telegraph. Few scientific developments have changed life for everyone so radically.

A sidebar in the book Journalism: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How on page 384 talks about the role that Samuel F. B. Morse played in the development of the telegraph. Learn more about the history of the telegraph beginning at the About.com web site.

(http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bltelegraph.htm)

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