Newspaper Essays

Origin and Evolution of Newspapers

The history of newspapers is argueably one of the most dramatic episoodes of human experience. The actual origin of newspapers lies in the renaissance Europe when local merchants used to distribute hand written newsletters amongst each other, however it was not until the 14th century when Germany introduced the precursors of printed newspapers. Since then newspapers have evolved dramatically and today there are more than 6580 daily newspapers in the world. A typical modern day newspaper is filled with various…

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Marketing Strategies of Newspapers

The newspaper market, like other markets have become competitive to the extent that survival requires a lot of creativity and innovation in the way the business is conducted. This is the situation in which the three major newspapers on the Zambian market, i.e the Post, the Times of Zambia, and the Zambia Daily Mail newspapers find themselves. Currently, the Post newspaper is the market leader with a market share of eighty percent (80%), the Times of Zambia newspaper and the…

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New York Times

The newspaper serves as the first draft of history and is the most important source of primary documents in which historians use in order to better gauge exactly what were the concerns and motivations of a specific age. In 1900, America was celebrating a new century although there was little to celebrate. The Boar War in South Africa was taking far too long and costing far too many money and lives in what was perceived to be an invincible British…

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Press Kit Format – How to Make a Proper Press Kit for Events

The materials that make up a press kit are usually assembled in a standard two-pocket folder. Choose folders that have slots for your business cards, and in a color that complements your company’s printed literature. Press kit materials typically used include the following information pieces: Insert, on the right side of the folder, from front to back: • Business Card – Place a copy of the contact person’s business card in the slot inside the folder, usually on the right…

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Communication and Newspaper

Racism and sexism were a major part of the 1950s and 1960s, with very few newspapers or magazines being able to maintain neutrality in their printed word against such hate. The Watts riots of Los Angeles in the movie, Heat Wave, involved attacks of a bigoted police force against black individuals who had very little education, were living in poverty, with most of the people having no jobs–with unemployment being higher here than anywhere else. Many of these individuals felt…

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New York Times V. Sullivan

Introduction Communication refers to the exchange of ideas or information between two or more people. Information composes of voice (e.g. telephone, handy talky etc), data (short message services/SMS, facsimile etc), and video (video streaming, video conference etc). Although the types of information are still the same, their importance always gets stronger eventually. Information is the root of actions and becomes more important in this information age. This is because its importance has even doubled, tripled, or even infinite as people…

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Eulogy Case

The obituary is a section that most newspapers have and despite being buried in the back of the newspaper, is a section of the paper that most people read, at least in passing. Older people read it to see if they can find anyone that they know. Younger people might read it to see how old somebody was when they died or if they are aware of history, to see what famous person might have died. There are also people…

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Newspapers and Books Are Outdated

As we move into the twenty- first century an increasing number of people are relying on new forms of technology. A possible consequence of this is that traditional media such as books and newspapers are not just less popular but are considered by some to be outdated. Personally, I disagree with this point of view. The principal reason why some people take this view is fairly clear in the case of newspapers. It is generally much easier and quicker to…

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The Reliability of Newspapers

Question 1. I think The Independent On Sunday is a broadsheet and The Sun is a tabloid newspaper. I think so because The Independent On Sunday is bigger than the Sun and the broadsheets are usually bigger than tabloids. The Independent On Sunday and The Sun in these specific examples has same headline, but in the first one (The Independent On Sunday) the headline is more informative and less choking than in the second one (The Sun). Also The Independent…

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The Police on Black Friday

How far do sources 11 and 12 challenge the view presented in source 10 about the conduct of the police on Black Friday? Emily Davison was a woman who fought for woman’s suffrage in the late 1800s and early 1900s. She died on the 8th of June, 1913 after she ran in front of King George V’s horse Anmer at the Epsom Derby on 4 June 1913. Some people believe that this event caused a major breakthrough in later women’s…

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Photography History in the News

Over two centuries, civilizations have used print media to spread news and information to the masses. During a period of time around 59 B.C the Roman Acta Diurna, is the earliest recorded “newspaper”. Julius Caesar, wanting to inform the public about important social and political happenings, ordered upcoming events posted in major cities. Written on large white boards and displayed in popular places like the Baths, the Acta kept citizens informed about government scandals, military campaigns, trials and executions. In…

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The Ferre Media Group

The Ferre Media Group case talks about a family business starting out as the Puerto Rican Cement Company in the 1940s, with a grandfather and son, Luis A. Ferre or Antonio’s father. But, Over the years and a few generations on, by the mid- 1960s tension and sibling rivalry started. Antonio Luis Ferre and his brothers divided the companies and their shares rather than to risk further family disharmony. After 8 years one sibling, Antonio Luis Ferre bought his father…

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Newspaper Columnist

I am quite interested in becoming a Newspaper Columnist because they are allowed to share their opinion on a specific topic or a general idea. They have the liberty to say what is on their mind and they are allowed to express their thoughts on relevant matters. Writing is my passion and it seems like the perfect job for me to become a Newspaper Columnist. Also, they have a lot of time on their hands, and unlike other Journalists, Newspaper…

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The Newspaper Industry

In a 1971 U.S. Supreme Court Case, New York Times Co. v. United States, 403 U.S. 713, the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled in favor of the New York Times and the Washington Post.             The court ruled both newspapers could publish excerpts from a classified U.S. Defense Department study involving the Indochina War. According to Justice Black, who presided over the case, the United States, which brought the actions to restrict publication of certain…

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Reading Newspaper as a Habit

Human being is a much habituated species. It is not free from habits. If any human being continues to perform one thing in a repeated manner, then he/she becomes habituated to that particular task. There is hardly any human being who is free from this mentality. Thus both good and bad habits are formed. So, one should try to develop good habits in this manner. One such good habit is reading newspaper. As said, when a thing is done repeatedly…

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