Newspapers<br />A Printed History<br />Kaitlyn, Abby, and Landon<br />
The Beginning<br />Handwritten news sheets, government bulletin announcements, and single item news publications preceded the newspaper<br />1496: Gutenberg invented the first press<br />1690: Boston, the birth, entitled Publick Occurrences<br />1791: freedom of speech and press; became center of media<br />
Freedom of Press<br />Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech or of the press... -Article One, Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution, <br />Opened new windows for media<br />
Growth<br />Freedom of Press sparked newspaper frenzy<br />1880: 11,314 different newspapers were recorded in census<br />1910’s: modern newspaper features emerged<br />
What’s the Point?<br />Describe political, social, and economic conditions<br />Inform readers and give updates on current events<br />Contain international, national, local, sports, advertisements, and human interest pieces<br />
Have You Seen?<br />Well-known examples include the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Sun Times, and International Herald Tribune<br />Famous “newspaperers” include James Augustus Hickey, Edward Cave, and Benjamin Harris<br />
What Happens Now?<br />Newspapers have suffered tremendously due to online newspapers<br />Fewer subscriptions but higher online views<br />
What About You?<br />How often do you read newspapers?<br />How much information can you find in newspapers?<br />Which do you find more convenient – online newspapers or print newspapers?<br />What will you do?<br />
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