Dr. Clark's blog of the University of Central Oklahoma Department of Mass Communication History of Journalism Class

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

First day takeaways

What you should know:
  • Public Occurrences--1690--Benjamin Harris
  • New England Courant--1721--James Franklin--Unshackled from government, spirit of rebellion
  • Pennsylvania Gazette--1729--Ben Franklin--Made journalism respectable
  • Commerce and advertising fueled growth
  • Political tensions, controversy, fueled growth
  • John Peter Zenger case 1734-35--precedent for truth as defense in libel by 1790
  • Press there to criticize the government
  • Term to know: 
  • "Fourth Estate"
  • Handset type
  • English common press

Question--Why become powerful weapon in American Revolution?

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