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The Newspaper Timeline. 1690 Newspapers Come to the United States. Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestick. 1704 until the Revolutionary War. Boston News-Letter. 1721 – Other newspapers followed. New England Courant. 1833. Benjamin Day founded the New York Sun. 1841.

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1690 newspapers come to the united states
1690Newspapers Come to the United States
  • Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestick
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1833
  • Benjamin Day founded the New York Sun
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1841
  • The New York Tribune started by Horace Greeley
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1851
  • The New York Times founded by Henry Raymond
1880 1890
1880-1890
  • Bigger and better presses allowed for faster printing and circulation increased
  • Photographs began to appear in the newspapers
yellow journalism
Yellow Journalism
  • Reporting sensational news stories that stretched the truth
  • The term yellow journalism was derived from a comic strip character named “The Yellow Kid.” The Kid was a street urchin in a yellow nightshirt created by artist Richard Outcast.
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1896
  • Richard Outcast’s Yellow Kid first appeared in Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World in a cartoon known Hogan’s Alley.
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1920
  • The number of daily newspapers increased until this time—when there were more than 2,000 in circulation. A gradual decline occurred over the next 50 years. New techniques and machines made printing more efficient, but also more expensive. Mergers, chains, and consolidations of newspapers resulted.
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1950
  • The advent of the television also contributed to the decreased in the number of papers.
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1990
  • Reporters could send news from around the world almost instantly using laptops and modems.
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1997

Statistics indicated:

  • 1500 daily newspapers were in circulation
  • 800 of these were afternoon papers
  • 700 were morning papers
  • Only 12 newspapers published both a morning and an evening paper
today
Today
  • About 59% of Americans say they read the newspaper every day. The number of readers is slightly higher for Sunday editions.
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