History of American Journalism
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In 1835, The New York Sun reported that an eminent scientist had discovered life on the moon. The series of articles, part of an elaborate attempt to boost circulation, included descriptions of lar...
"If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." "The very basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object...
New York newspaper circulation per capita in 1830, before the introduction of the penny press: 1 newspaper per 16 citizens New York newspaper circulation per capita in 1850, after the introduction...
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penny press, penny paper, penny papers This label was applied to the newspapers which first appeared in the 1830. New technologies allowed or the production of an inexpensive paper (one penny as op...
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