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Magazines are publications that run on a regular schedule and are funded by subscription rates.  The first magazine ever printed was published in Germany in the late 17th century.  Less than 100 years later, with the idea of the magazine haven taken off as a form of journalism, a younger Ben Franklin decided to embrace […]

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Tired of the stale and dry news published in traditional newspapers, James Franklin, brother of Benjamin Franklin began publishing the “New England Courant“. Franklin got rid of hte boring addresses from the governor and began publishing satire and essays in the style of London’s paper, “The Spectator.” Benjamin Franklin wrote for the paper under the […]

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Franklin’s favorite editor

Posted by: | September 27, 2011 | No Comment |

  In 1738, Elizabeth Timothy quickly went into work mode after the death of her husband, Lewis Timothy.  With six children ages 13 and under Elizabeth assumed role of publisher and editor of the “South Carolina Gazette,” working side by side with Benjamin Franklin. Credit:  http://www.nwhm.org

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