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You can help by adding to it. July Journalism in antiquity[ edit ] While publications reporting news to the general public in a standardized fashion only began to appear in the 17th century and later, governments as early as Han dynasty China made use of regularly published news bulletins.
Early modern newspapers[ edit ] As mass-printing technologies like the printing press spread, newspapers were established to provide increasingly literate audiences with news.
The first references to privately-owned newspaper publishers in China date to the late Ming dynasty in The first successful English daily, the Daily Courantwas published from to Other governments, such as the Russian Empirewere even more distrusting of journalistic press and effectively banned journalistic publications until the midth century.
Newspapers were more heavily concentrated in cities that were centers of trade, such as AmsterdamLondonand Berlin. The first newspapers in Latin America would be established in the mid-to-late 19th century.
News media and the revolutions of the 18th and 19th centuries[ edit ] Newspapers played a significant role in mobilizing popular support in favor of the liberal revolutions of the late 18th and 19th centuries.
In the American Coloniesnewspapers motivated people to revolt against British rule by publishing grievances against the British crown and republishing pamphlets by revolutionaries such as Thomas Paine  while loyalist publications motivated support against the American Revolution.
Napoleon would reintroduce strict censorship laws inbut after his reign print publications would flourish and play an important role in political culture. The Russian Bulletin praised Alexander II of Russia's liberal reforms in the late 19th century, and supported increased political and economic freedoms for peasants as well as the establishment of a parliamentary system in Russia.
The overthrow of the old imperial regime in produced a surge in Chinese nationalism, an end to censorship, and a demand for professional, nation-wide journalism.
By the late s, however, there was a much greater emphasis on advertising and expanding circulation, and much less interest in the sort of advocacy journalism that had inspired the revolutionaries. History of French journalism The Parisian newspapers were largely stagnant after the war; circulation inched up to 6 million a day from 5 million in The major postwar success story was Paris Soir ; which lacked any political agenda and was dedicated to providing a mix of sensational reporting to aid circulation, and serious articles to build prestige.
By its circulation was over 1. In addition to its daily paper Paris Soir sponsored a highly successful women's magazine Marie-Claire. Another magazine Match was modeled after the photojournalism of the American magazine Life. History of journalism in the United Kingdom By popular journalism in Britain aimed at the largest possible audience, including the working class, had proven a success and made its profits through advertising.
Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe —"More than anyone Developments he introduced or harnessed remain central: Prime Minister Lord Salisbury quipped it was "written by office boys for office boys".
Though this first effort at Journalism enjoyed only a short stint yet it was a momentous development for us as it gave birth to modern journalism in our country.
Most of them enjoyed a circulation figure of about and were weeklies giving personal news items and classified advertisements about a variety of products. Later on, in the s, English newspapers were started by Indian publishers with English-speaking Indians as the target audience.
It is important to note that during that era vast differences in language was a major problem in facilitating a smooth communication among the people of the country.
This is because they hardly knew the languages prevalent in other parts of this vast land. However, English came as the 'linguafranca' for everyone from across the country.
History of American journalism The late 19th and early 20th century in the United States saw the advent of media empires controlled by the likes of William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. Realizing that they could expand their audience by abandoning politically polarized content, thus making more money off of advertisingAmerican newspapers began to abandon their partisan politics in favor of less political reporting starting around Newspaper publishing became much more heavily professionalized in this era, and issues of writing quality and workroom discipline saw vast improvement.
While the first Black newspapers in America were established in the early 19th century,  in the 20th century these newspapers truly flourished in major cities, with publishers playing a major role in politics and business affairs.
Lippmann's views prevailed for decades, helping to bolster the Progressives' confidence in decision-making by experts, with the general public standing by. Lippmann argued that high-powered journalism was wasted on ordinary citizens, but was of genuine value to an elite class of administrators and experts.
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