Chapter 06-Newspapers

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    Chapter 6 Newspaper s
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Newspaper Functions Newspaper Functions •  •  Surveillance: To inform the public of  Surveillance: To inform the public of  important events important events •  •  Correlation: Interpretation of  Correlation: Interpretation of  aspects of society; shaping of  aspects of society; shaping of  public opinion public opinion •  •  Cultural transmission: Conveyance  Cultural transmission: Conveyance  of elements of culture of elements of culture •  •  Entertainment Entertainment
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Do newspapers have a future?
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Newspaper Facts 1 in 3 people in the U.S. read a newspaper  every day More people read the newspaper than use  any other form of media 1,570 daily newspapers 52.8 million papers printed each day 50 million weeklies  Golden Age of Newspaper (Pre-1930’s)
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Newspapers Today Newspapers Today •  •  Joint operating agreements Joint operating agreements •  •  Newspaper Preservation Act Newspaper Preservation Act •  •  Declining number of dailies Declining number of dailies •  •  Declining circulation Declining circulation •  •  Declining advertising Declining advertising
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Newspaper Defined A regularly issued,  geographically limited medium  printed on unbound newsprint  that serves the general interests  of a specific community with  news, comment,           features,                  photographs                         and advertising.
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Newspaper History Tracts and pamphlets The Gazette  (In Oxford and  then London)- first regularly  published English  newspaper in 1665
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Newspaper History In 1702 the Daily  Courant  became  the first daily  newspaper in  England
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Newspaper History Boston News- Letter  -  First  regularly published  Newspaper in  America Published by John  Campbell in 1704
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American Press Periods The Colonial Press The Revolutionary Press The Political Press The Penny Press The Personal Editors Yellow Journalism Jazz Journalism Current Newspaper
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The Colonial Press Early 1600’s to mid 1700’s Institutionalized gossip Published by undereducated  printers Sought freedom            from  government
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The Revolutionary Press Example: 1790 “Massachusetts Centinel” Established a role of  advocacy Had heavy doses of       persuasion and  public relations
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The Partisan Press Revolution to 1830’s After independence Supported by politicians No real growth in newspaper industry Federalist Papers  - views on forming new nation Wanted the government out of the press  business Lead to the 1st Amendment
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