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History of Newspapers

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Gutenburg small square 30th Oct, 1447 The Gutenburg Printing Press The invention of the printing press brought in the beggining of true newspapers. The press allowed ideas to be shared freely and quickly. The spread of knowledge was much easier. Newsletters gave the merchant class news about trade and commerce. http://www.wan-press.org/article.php3?id_article=2821
London gazette small square Newspapers In Early 17th Century In the early 1600's newspappers started to be regular and frequent publications. Western European countries, like Germany,France, and Britain, began the first modern newspapers. These newspapers had more information about the corruptness and evil in other countries than new of the their own country. The first regularly published newspaper in Europe was Avisa Relation oder Zeitung, from Germany. http://www.wan-press.org/article.php3?id_article=2821
Publick occurrences small square America's first Newspaper America's first newspaper was published in Boston. It's name was Publick Occurrences. It was published without authority and was not allowed to continue. All of the copies were destroyed and the publisher was arrested. The first succesful American newspaper did not come about until fourteen years later. http://www.historicpages.com/nprhist.htm
Daily courant small square The Daily Courant The Daily Courant in London becomes the first daily newspaper ever. Contained inside the Daily Courant was foreign intelligence translated from some foreign newspapers. The Daily Courant went out of business in 1735. http://www.newspaper-industry.org/history.html http://www.enotes.com/oce-encyclopedia/daily-courant
Sweedish flag small square Sweden protects freedom of press Sweden passes a law to protect the freedom of the press. Sweden is the first country ever to recognize and protect the freedom of the press. http://www.wan-press.org/article.php3?id_article=2821
Pennsylvaniapacket small square The First United States Daily Newspaper The Pennsylvania Packet was founded in November of 1771 and was delivered three times a week. It became the first daily American newspaper in 1784. http://www.newspaper-industry.org/history.html
Freedom s journal small square African American Newspapers The first African American periodical was Freedom's Journal, founded by Samuel Cornish and John B. Russwarm. Many of the African American papers spoke for liberation and rights, demonstrated racial pride, and informed readers of events affecting the African American community. http://cti.itc.virginia.edu/~aas405a/newspaper.html
Penny full small square A Penny per Paper In New York,1833, one penny would buy a newspaper. This helped to open up the mass market for newspapers. http://www.newspaper-industry.org/history.html
1850 printing press small square Bigger, Better Machines In the 1850's the first large and powerful printing presses were invented, allowing ten thousand complete newspapers to be printed in one hour. Also during this time the first pictorial weekly newspapers were founded. These pictures were usually made from wooden ingravings of an artist's sketch. http://www.historicpages.com/nprhist.htm
Lord   taylor small square First Ad in a Newspaper The first ad in a newspaper appeared in 1867. It was a double colum ad for Lord & Taylor a department store. http://inventors.about.com/od/pstartinventions/a/printing_4.htm
Mergenthaler linotype small square Mergenthaler Invents Linotype Ottmar Mergenthaler invents a linotype composing machine. This machine allowed one person to do many various newsprinting jobs, such as; type-setter, type-founder, justifier, machinist, and type- distributor. This machine was first used by the New York Tribune in 1886. http://inventors.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=inventors&cdn=money&tm=47&gps=88_548_1020_576&f=00&tt=2&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/102.html
Dutchie small square First Photograph in a Newspaper The first photograph appeared in a Dutch newspapaer in February of 1890. The photograph was of The Amsterdam thearte burned down. http://www.iisg.nl/today/en/24-02.php
Old tv small square Newspaper Numbers Drop Newspapers numbered about one for every two adults before the 1940's. After the rise of television, newspaper numbers dropped to one for every three This may not seem like a big drop but it is. However the rise of television did not end the popularity of the newspaper. http://www.wan-press.org/article.php3?id_article=2821
Newspaper webpage small square Newspapers Go Online At the end of the 1990's more than 700 newspapers had their own websites. This allowed more information to be accessible to more people. http://www.wan-press.org/article.php3?id_article=2821
Falcon flyer small square Falcons Flyer! Hillcrest Middle School's newspaper's, the Falcon Flyer, first edition was released September 2008!! Mr. Herold taught the first newspaper class at Hillcrest. The paper is looking good and has a bright future. http://mrherold.com/index.php?categories=Newspaper