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A newspaper is a form of written communication taht is published and distributed on a weekly or daily basis and contains current news, editorial, feature articles and advertising.  Newspapers are usually printing on low-cost paper and appears frequently and regularly. [1] Newspapers tend to focus there information on the geographical location that they are located and distributed.  Most of the modern printed tradition newspapers have editorial sections that allow for readers and writers to voice their opinions.  Many current newspapers include sections of interest such as comics, advertisements and coupons. [2]  As the technological advancements such as the television, radio and the World Wide Web the newspaper has remained a major source of information. Newspapers depend on the publication of advertisments in order to make an income. [5]



Prior to the development of the printing press and the production of hand written bullitens, news was exchanged orally around campfires, at markets and in passing. [3]


In Rome, Julius Caesar requested that handwritten bulletins be posted every day during the 1st century BC and this is the earliest journalist effort called the Acta Diurna.  The Acta Diurna was handwritten daily news sheets that contained information on politics, trials, military campaigns, executions and scandals. [3] 


The Chinese government published news bulletins that were called tipao and were circulated primarily amongst the government officials of the Han dyanasty (202 B.C. to A.D. 221). [3]  During the Tang Dynasty the publication Kaiyan Za Bao was news handwritten on silk and only read by government officers. [2]



Modern Remake of Kaiyuan Za Bao




Types of Newsprint




      Electronic Paper

Circulation and Readership





Journalism is reporters gathering information, editors evaluating and publishing information of interest.  As technology as advanced journalism has shifted from primarily reporting information from newspapers to radio, television, magazines and documentary films. [4]

Future of Newspaper publishing


Impact of Television and the Internet


Newspapers have invested a great deal of money in web site development because there has been an incredible decline in the amount of reading citizens except for the senior population.  Finding funding for the development  and maintenance of websites is primarily on the printed advertising revenue because it is not be figured out how to create an internet income. [5]


Implications of Media Ecology


As the advancements of technology continue to increase our information superhighway, consumers may result in for interactive, direct forms of information. With many newspapers now having their own website it is decreasing the amount of printed and circulated materials.




[1] "Newspaper" Retrieved 18 November 2008. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/newspaper

[2] "Newspaper" Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 18 November 2008. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newspaper

[3] Stephens, Mitchell. "History of Newspapers" Retrieved 18 November 2008. http://www.nyu.edu/classes/stephens/Collier's%20page.htm

[4] "Journalism" (2008) The History Channel Website. 24 November 2008. http://www.history.com/encyclopedia.do?articleId=213400. 

[5] "Newspaper" (2008) The History Channel Website. 24 November 2008. http://www.history.com/encyclopedia.do?articleId=217613.

[6] Cathcart, Brian. "Journalist: they can't live without us." New Statesman 137.4915 (29 Sep. 2008): 22:22. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Chadwick Library, Mount Pleasant, IA. 22 November 2008 http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=34478988&site=ehost-live.  







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