Tuesday, April 3, 2012
laphamsquarterly:


The first newspapers, dating from the dawn of the seventeenth century, took the names “gazette,” after the Italian gazetta, likely after the copper coin that was the price of the first Venetian papers, or “coranto”, with the promise of current events. Others took up names like “News” or “Relations”. More imaginative titles would soon be on offer: the Journal, the Record, the Morning, the Evening, the Times, the Press, the Post, the Telegraph, the Intelligencer, the Advertiser, the Tribune, the Sun, the World, the Mirror. The very names of the periodical press held the promise to inform, to announce, to instruct, and to reflect the world in all its complications.

Gregory Shaya, “The Myth of the Fourth Estate,” new from our Roundtable blog

laphamsquarterly:

The first newspapers, dating from the dawn of the seventeenth century, took the names “gazette,” after the Italian gazetta, likely after the copper coin that was the price of the first Venetian papers, or “coranto”, with the promise of current events. Others took up names like “News” or “Relations”. More imaginative titles would soon be on offer: the Journal, the Record, the Morning, the Evening, the Times, the Press, the Post, the Telegraph, the Intelligencer, the Advertiser, the Tribune, the Sun, the World, the Mirror. The very names of the periodical press held the promise to inform, to announce, to instruct, and to reflect the world in all its complications.

Gregory Shaya, “The Myth of the Fourth Estate,” new from our Roundtable blog

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    I work for a local newspaper. We are changing to keep up with the times - news online, social media, writing and editing...
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    "For Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman, the modern media are but the propaganda arm of big business and big government....
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  9. damejemarshall said: Gazelles come to mind. “O likeness of Layla, never fear! For I am your friend today, O wild deer”. I imagine news being sent with the grace & speed of ze gazelle :)
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