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Posts tagged with Ethnic Press

Obama and Black media

Posted by: | September 25, 2012 | No Comment |

Having a Black president has reawakened the ethnic press. While in past presidencies, politics weren’t very prominent in Black publications, the reign of President Obama has had African-American media outlets clamoring to report first on his every move. The president noticed back in 2010, right in the middle of his term that he needed to […]

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With the advent of  newspapers, Americans were given the information they craved on a daily basis. With papers covering politics, economics and social events, citizens of the 50 states were fed the valuable information they craved. Yep, immigrants too! With periodicals starting to gain a large following in the late 19th century, newbies to the […]

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Let’s do the time warp again

Posted by: | October 25, 2011 | No Comment |

Since we took our first test last class, I decided I’d do a wrap-up of all the ethnic press events from our timeline.

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The first ethnic newspapers

Posted by: | October 14, 2010 | No Comment |

Benjamin Franklin, printed the first ethnic newspaper, Die Philadelphische Zeitung, in 1732. The Zeitung was the first German newspaper printed in North America. Unfortunately it failed before 1732 ended. Printing the Zeitung provided the German immigrants with a publication where they could access news easily through their own language. Nowadays there are still German newspapers […]

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A Jewish newspaper in America

Posted by: | December 2, 2009 | No Comment |

The ethnic press must be discussed somewhat independently from other American newspapers.  Many ethnicities have a unique newspaper encompassing their cultures and communities.  The Jewish community is no exception to this. The first Hebrew and Yiddish newspaper appeared in America in 1871, and there are still newspapers specific to the Jewish community today.  The arguably […]

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First African-American newspaper

Posted by: | September 16, 2009 | No Comment |

“We wish to plead our own cause” was the statement that began Freedom’s Journal, the first African-American newspaper which began in 1827.  The paper was edited by Samuel Cornish and John B. Russwurm who was the first African-American to graduate from college in the United States.  Not only was this pioneer paper circulated in 11 […]

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