UNIT 4 NOTES

UNIT 4 NOTES - Introduction to Journalism Dr. Fred Blevens...

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Introduction to Journalism Dr. Fred Blevens Unit 4: Press in British America Settling a New Continent ± These were British subjects, not Americans ± Only Americans were Native Americans ± Subsistence living; survival to the luckiest ± Printing is not a high priority early on ± Britain is only source of printing material ± Not yet interested in making waves A Mercantile Economy ± Colonies exist for two reasons: ± To provide raw materials for England (extraction) ± To provide a market for goods made in England (absorption) ± Great distance to center of power, in London ± Very difficult to work for change in system ± Slavery is the ugly necessity ± 1600 to 1776 -- 500,000 imported from Africa and Caribbean ± Key distinctions: ± British citizens were residents ± Tidewater coast = commerce, transportation, information ± Frontier = security Definitions/Sources of News ± Still an oral tradition, with very little printing ± Transportation was a key to spread of news ± News was obtained and spread in taverns
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2011 for the course MMC 3602 taught by Professor Suris during the Spring '10 term at FIU.

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