MASC 361 Exam 1 - Term Definition Acta Diurna Posted...

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Term: Acta Diurna Definition: Posted bulletins in Rome, usually written by a scribe Term: Gazetta Reader Definition: Gazetta = Roman coin. Gazetta readers were literate men who read the news in an enclosed space in a park, where they would charge one Gazetta for entry Term: Movable Type Press Definition: In the 1100s in China the movable type press had already been invented. Johannes Gutenberg introduced this technology to the Western world in the 1400s Term: John Caxton Definition: Introduced movable type from Germany to London, first ENGLISH printing press
Term: Areopagitica Definition: 1644, John Milton argues to Parliament you should not need a permit to publish the news Term: Corranto Definition: Single sheet of printed news, 1621 Term: Diernal Definition: Four page news sheet, 1641 Term: Boston Newsletter Definition: First newspaper, 1704 Term: Oxford Gazette Definition: First regularly printed paper in English, 1664
Term: Daily Courant Definition: First daily printed paper in English, 1702 Term: Printing Press arrives at Harvard Definition: 1639 Term: Benjamin Harris Definition: Printer from England who did not write favorably of the king and was banished to colonies. Attempts to start a paper in the colonies, Publick Occurences Both Foreign and Domestic. (News both national and international) Tried to write about the unfavorable relationship between royal governor and Native Americans, and when he attempted to publish, had his offices ransacked by the governor’s goons and was believed to be banished again
Term: Colonial press Definition: Late 1600s Brought about by introduction of the movable type printing press During this time there are not journalists as we know them today Most news was hearsay or rumor from ships coming to the colonies from England Term: Revolutionary Press

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