Historical records, Business records, Records of accomplishment
Sumerians devise system for preserving records; signs and symbols pressed into wet clay tablets and baked in the sun.
Egyptians used reeds found along Nile river; rolled into scrolls became portable
First systematic attempt to collect and distribute information.
Animal skin parchment developed and was called velum; Chinese develop,paper from wood pulp
Chinese developed longest continuing information program on record.
China the eldest preserved book printed with wood block printing
Wood Block printing begins in Europe.
Gutenberg invents the printing press.
William Caxton exported first printing press to Europe
Every major city in Europe has printing press; people think for themselves and share knowledge.
Jamestown settlement; published news from Virginia
Pilgrims came to Plymouth
"Cradle of American Journalism" established Harvard University; established grammar school.
First press in colonies
Published Areopagitica; best known of the great plans for a free press.
First advertising messages
Benjamin Harris; first American newspaper. Lasted one issue and was banned
First continuous newspaper; John Campbell
Theories of liberty, freedom of expression; in great demand in the Colonies. Influenced revolution
Actually gave readers what they wanted
Most Americans have access to some journal of information
Editor, Massachusetts spy; leader of underground movement
New York Gazettier
Common sense; crisis papers; voice of the Revoloution
First daily newspaper
First paper west of Appalachian Mountains
Most important editorial campaign in American history; supported constitution 85 articles written by various important leaders
Modern news magazine
We began to see government reporting of war
Government pays for notices; kept papers a float
Federal finds to establish national news service
Spanish brought printing press to the Americas
Oldest preserved report of current event; storm and earthquake
First frequent monthly publication
First regular periodical
Oldest known preserved copy of regularly published news sheet
News sheets in various forms appear all over Europe.
First daily news paper in the world.
Oldest known continuously running newspaper
Henry VIII takes control of the press; set up licensing, taxation, privy council.
Prototype of modern newspaper; foreign news.
Published parliament news
Parliament allows licensing act of 1662 to lapse; ending prior restraint
First daily newspaper printed in English language; Samuel Buckley insisted on standard of Journalism.