Breaking News: Renaissance Journalism and the Birth of the Newspaper

Breaking News: Renaissance Journalism and the Birth of the Newspaper

By: Chris R. Kyle (author), Jason Peacey (author)Paperback

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The first newspaper arrived in England in 1620 and sparked a huge demand for up-to-the minute reports on domestic and world events. Men and women in Renaissance England were addicted to news, whether from the battlefields of Europe, or the scandal-filled salons of its courtiers. Newspapers commented on politics, crime, omens, bad weather, natural disasters, and strange apparitions. Breaking News traces the development of the newspaper in England, from its origins in manuscript letters and imported corantos in Shakespeare's England, to the introduction of daily newspapers, regional journals, and specialist magazines around 1700, as well as the first stirrings of American journalism. The examples of early journalism illustrated here reveal the indelible mark the early English newspaper has left on modern news culture.

About Author

Chris R. Kyle is associate professor of history at Syracuse University. Jason Peacey is lecturer in history at University College London.


Acknowledgments / Chris R. Kyle and Jason Peacey Foreword / Gail Kern Paster "A little time may better informe us" / Chris R. Kyle and Jason Peacey Catalog of the Exhibition / Chris R. Kyle and Jason Peacey Glossary / Chris R. Kyle and Jason Peacey

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780295988733
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 182
  • ID: 9780295988733
  • weight: 635
  • ISBN10: 0295988738

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