UNIT 7 NOTES

UNIT 7 NOTES - Introduction to Journalism Dr. Fred Blevens...

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1 Introduction to Journalism Dr. Fred Blevens Unit 7: Resistance and Liberty, II The Press Steps Up ± Stamp Act repeal in 1766 ± Too little, too late ± Printers now seen as more than artisans ± Papers now seen as community property ± Literacy and political language now joined Revolutionary Printers ± Benjamin Edes, Boston Gazette ± Focus on public understanding of politics and religion ± Advocated that people be allowed to participate ± Saw his role as activist, not just a “reporter” ± Helped plan the Boston Tea Party ± John Dickinson advocated moderation ± Politician from Philadelphia wrote ‘Letters from a Farmer’ ± 12 published in colonial papers, 1767-68 ± Appealed to rational side of businessmen ± Journal of Occurrences ± 1768-69 in 14 colonial newspapers ± Over the top, possibly even false ± Used diary format ± Suspected authors: Sam Adams, Edes and others ± Most common theme: Brit soldiers mistreating Bostonians
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2 Continental Congress, 1774 ± Conducted in secret in Philadelphia
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