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jan 22- mit 202 - Literacy, News, and Newspapers MIT202...

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02/27/10 MIT202Newspapers 1 Literacy, News, and Newspapers MIT202
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02/27/10 MIT202Newspapers 2 Literacy, Printing & Reformation (1520s to 1640s) Printing Press not “causal” Variety of Printed Matter Information Supply, not advance Literacy Illiterates and New Ideas Personal/Institutional/Print/Literacy What does the printing press do? It produces lots of things that have propaganda. It communicated ideas to lots of people very effectively. It worked in conjunction with the old tribe to personal forms of communication such as ‘word of mouth’.
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02/27/10 MIT202Newspapers 3 Reformation Vernacular Bible German, etc. Catholic Prohibition Bible Reading/Personal Salvation Counter-Reformation
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02/27/10 MIT202Newspapers 4 Colonial North America (17 th , 18 th centuries) Higher Literacy than England Migratory Selectivity Puritanism (Book, Word, Piety) Social Status Schools New Eng./Virginia Functional Illiterates
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02/27/10 MIT202Newspapers 5 Pre-Newspaper/Printing Press Communication Networks (early 1400s) Catholic Church State/Political Authorities Administration of Territory Diplomacy Commerce Itinerant Peddlers Balladeers, entertainers, merchants
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02/27/10 MIT202Newspapers 6 New Communication Networks (15 th/ 16 th centuries) Postal Services France, 1464, Royal Post Hapsburg, 1500s England (1500s) 1700s: networks throughout Europe Slowness
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02/27/10 MIT202Newspapers 7 Printing Press (1450s) Johann Gutenberg Wooden hand press Moveable type Paper
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02/27/10 MIT202Newspapers 8 Printed News (late 1400s) Leaflets, broadsheets, posters distant news hawkers
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