2. Book-publishing industry is intertwined with the global media & the entertainment industry
3. Book sales & distribution are being transformed by the emergence of online booksellers, electronic books, and on-demand printing.
What are 3 of the functions of newspapers?
1. Surveillance - to inform the public of important events taking place.
2. Correlation - provides interpretations and meanings of events & issues.
What are the 3 national newspapers that has readership throughout the country?
1. New York Times - known as the paper of record, as well as the "Old Gray Lady". Offers strong coverage of international events and issues.
2. USA Today - offers a strong mix of general-interest news packaged in well-designed, colorful, easy-to-read sections. Transformed the look and feel of most newspapers in the U.S. Took 10 yrs to become profitable.
3. Wall Street Journal - the nation's leading newspaper covering business and finance.
What was the first English-language newspaper published in the U.S.?
Publick Occurences, Both Foreign and Domestick.It was first published on September 25, 1690 in Boston.
What were the first 2 forms of newspapers?
Political papers and Commercial papers.
Physically small, usually no more than 4 pages, and 10"x15" in size.
Sold by subscription, about $8 to $10/yr = about $0.06 per issue.
Examples of names: Boston Daily Advertiser, the Daily Mercantile Advertiser, Federal Gazette, Federal Republican, etc.
What caused newspapers to start having a broadsheet format?
Partly a result of British tax law placing a tax on the number of pages contained. Most colonies were subject to this tax.
What is the "golden age" for newspapers?
From the 1830's to 1930 newspapers exerted their greatest influence on American society.
In 1830, the technological development of steam-powered printing presses greatly increased mass printing & circulation.
In 1930, the arrival of electronic mass communication; radio & t.v. decreased demand & circulation.
What was the New York Sun and who published it?
The first penny press, a daily newspaper sold each day for one cent. News for the masses.
Published in September 1833 by Benjamin Day.
How much newspaper revenue comes from advertising?