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