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Benjamin Day. By: Jacob Hadsall John Henderson. Early Life. Born April 10, 1810, West Springfield, Massachusetts Died December 21, 1889, New York, New York Started as a printer's apprentice of the Springfield (Massachusetts) Republican in 1824

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benjamin day

Benjamin Day

By: Jacob Hadsall

John Henderson

early life
Early Life
  • Born April 10, 1810, West Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Died December 21, 1889, New York, New York
  • Started as a printer's apprentice of the Springfield (Massachusetts) Republican in 1824
  • moved to New York City and opened his own printing business in 1831.
  • Began to print the New York Sun
penny press
Penny Press
  • Benjamin Day founded the Penny Press
  • Sold For a Penny (made it more convenient for public – no subscriptions)
  • New York Sun ( 1st Penny Press)
  • Covered Police Beat, and wrote about tragedies and natural disasters
  • Published in many cities like Pittsburgh, Chicago, New Orleans, Atlanta and St. Louis
other penny press news papers
Other Penny Press News Papers
  • Revolutionized “Public Occurrences” and “The Boston News letter”
  • “New York Morning Herald” ( sold for 2 cents)
  • “New York Tribune” never lived up to “The Herald” or “The Sun”
  • “New York Times” most popular today
works cited
Works Cited
  • Donald , Ferguson. Journalism Today. 6. Chicago: National Textbook Company, 2001.
  • "Day, Benjamin Henry." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2007. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 31 Jan. 2007  <http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9029552>.
  • "Day, Benjamin Henry." Fact Monster. 6 Jan. 2007. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia. 5 Feb 2007 <http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/people/A0814831.html>.