History of Newspapers

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  • Oct 30th, 1447

    The Gutenburg Printing Press

    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
  • Newspapers In Early 17th Century

    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
  • America's first Newspaper

    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
  • The Daily Courant

    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
  • Sweden protects freedom of press

    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
  • The First United States Daily Newspaper

    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
  • African American Newspapers

    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
  • A Penny per Paper

    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
  • Bigger, Better Machines

    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
  • First Ad in a Newspaper

    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 Invents Linotype

    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
  • First Photograph in a Newspaper

    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
  • Newspaper Numbers Drop

    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
  • Newspapers Go Online

    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
  • Falcons Flyer!

    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