Timeline: History of the American Journalism


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Excerpt

“How It All Went Down
1690
America’s First Newspaper

America’s first newspaper, Publick Occurrences, Both Foreign and Domestick, is published in Boston. The paper, able to fill only three of its four pages with text, suspends publication after one issue after drawing criticism from the colonial government.

1769
First Printing Press of America

Isaac Doolittle of Connecticut builds the first printing press made on American soil.

Dec 15, 1791
First Amendment Ratified

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution, expressly forbidding Congress from making any law “abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press,” is ratified.

1823
Steam-driven Printing Press

Jonas Booth invents a steam-driven printing press, soon making the mechanical process of printing newspapers much more efficient and less costly.

Sep 3, 1833
First Edition of the New York Sun

Benjamin Day issues the first edition of the New York Sun, America’s first “penny press” newspaper. The cheap paper, sold for a fraction of the cost of all earlier newspapers, soon attracts a much wider audience by catering to the interests of New York City’s ordinary citizens.” (…)

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