0127 - Quiz 1 Scores posted on Compass JOURNALISM 405...

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0127 PowerPoint 1 JOURNALISM 405 History of American Journalism January 27, 2011 Quiz 1 • Scores posted on Compass • Average was 2.3 • Everyone got credit for No. 5 on Zenger trial • There will be more than six quizzes so you can throw out your low scores Colonial printing Printing was difficult, laborious process with few available presses and hard to obtain raw material Video on old typesetting process: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNBb98N79nM Newspaper audiences • Communal readings in taverns • Spread news to illiterate
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0127 PowerPoint 2 Libel battles • Seditious libel: criticism of government • Judge would determine the law , or whether the publication was seditious and malicious • Jury would decide fact , whether the accused printed the material Bradford’s battle • William Bradford charged after printing views of separatist Quaker faction in Philadelphia • He was first to argue the jury should decide both law and facts Bradford case dropped Case was dropped when juror accidentally upset tray of type Zenger’s battle • John Peter Zenger took on despised New York Governor Cosby (1734) • Was jailed for criminal libel • Wife and others put out paper in meantime • Lawyer appealed to jury to act as “free men”
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