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When the television is flipped on today, or the morning paper unfolded, or the website for CNN is opened on a browser, the stories that are most likely to come up first are political. Aside from the fact that it’s election time right now, stories featuring political issues and figures are a common sight in […]

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History of the Distribution of News

Posted by: | September 15, 2010 | 1 Comment |

40,000BC: Americas are settled. News spreads by word of mouth. 59 BC: spread of news began in Ancient Rome, with the Acta Diurna, made public by Julius Caesar. These were government announcement bulletins which were carved in metal or stone, and posted in public places. 618: tipao, early government- produced news sheets, distributed in China during […]

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Newspapers and magazines are both considered periodicals, which means they are produced on a regular schedule. But, what makes them so different? Some of the most common differences between newspapers and magazines can be seen through their audience, content, distribution, and design and layout. 1. Audience: Newspapers have a very broad audience. One newspaper can […]

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There is a lot of talk of the newspaper going into extinction.  The internet can give us everything we could ever want for free with the click of a mouse.  So then why would we possibly miss the newspaper?  One answer:  feel. There is nothing that feels quite like a crinkly newspaper, rustling as you […]

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Before the 19th century, women were not given the privilege of having a career in journalism. Jobs in journalism were generally given to white males, or women who had special connections through their male family members or spouses. However, during the 19th century, Maria Stewart, an African American woman, paved her way into the field […]

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On April 24, 1704, the “Boston News-Letter” made made its debut as the first continually published newspaper in North America. It was a one page sheet printed front and back and issued weekly. A local bookseller and postmaster named John Campbell was the first publisher. The paper originally contained news mostly on Brittish news and […]

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The difference making The Roman Empire better than all those who came before it, was how news travelled.  The Roman Empire through the use of the acta, started the idea of newspapers and was able to remain a strong empire for nearly 1000 years.  The Acta had been around for nearly one hundred years before Julius Caesar came to rule.  Julius Caesar […]

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