JOUR200 Oral to Written Messages

JOUR200 Oral to Written Messages - oral message to written...

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-production -finances -distribution Different systems -colonial period -penny press -contemporary period 3 different eras ((1st American paper was interactive)) -German printer; 1450s -use of metals --> reusing letters --> mass production (concept of 'rubber stamps') -perfected process of reusing "type" -1451~53 --> perfected the process --> Gutenberg surrenders printshop -sued Gutenberg for selling products, won in court -his partner: Fust - provided finances for printshop -Johann Gutenberg Q: What is more important, making money or giving the information? -did newspapers motivate literacy, or did literacy motivate the paper? Q: Which came first, the availability , or desire ? -at the time, it was illegal to publish critical peices about prominent figures -wrote critical pieces about Cosby -printed controversial content in the weekly &ew York Weekly Journal -wife, Ana Zenger, kept the paper going -Zenger was sent to jail; left in jail as a 'martyr' -set the prescedent for freedom of the press -his lawyer, Andrew Hamilton: "if it's the truth, it's not treason"
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