“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance” James Madison, the fourth president of the USA “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…” The first Amendment of the U.S. Constitution
In the 17th century newspapers, magazines, almanacs were published in America. The oldest printing press in America was set up at 1639 at Cambridge, and its activity was never interrupted. The first newspaper in the United States came out in Boston in 1690.
the Boston News-Letter, a weekly started in 1704 by the city postmaster, John Campbell. First newspapers
New- England Courant First newspapers
All major metropolitan regions have newspapers, with many of them having multiple papers, though this has declined in modern times. Many smaller cities have had local newspapers, again, this having declined over time Demographics
Newspaper formats - Sizes in mm x mm (aspect ratio) - Broadsheet 749 × 597 (1.255) - Nordisch 570 × 400 (1.425) - Rhenish around 350 x 520 - Swiss (Neue Zürcher Zeitung) 475 × 320 (1.484) - Berliner 470 × 315 (1.492) - Tabloid 430 × 280 (1.536)
USA Today- 2,281,831 Top 10 US Newspapers by Circulation USA Today is headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia.
The Wall Street Journal- 2,070,498
The New York Times -1,121,623 A speech in the newsroom after announcement of Pulitzer Prize winners, 2009 The New York Times Building is a skyscraper on the west side of Midtown Manhattan that was completed in 2007. Its chief tenant is The New York Times Company, publisher of The New York Times
Los Angeles Times- 907,997 Los Angeles Times building
The Washington Post-740,947 The Washington Post headquarters in Washington, D.C.
New York Daily News-708,773 On Sunday, June 12, 2011, the paper moved its operations to two floors at 4 New York Plaza in lower Manhattan
New York Post-565,679 Printing plant
Long Island Newsday-527,744 Melville, NY headquarters
Houston Chronicle-477,493 Houston Chronicle headquarters in Downtown Houston
There exist two main groups of newspapers: qualities and populars. National press
Only 2 or 3 newspapers with the largest circulation tell their readers about some rumours or crimes. The main function of press in America is to give objective information. The materials should be given in full volume and newspapers should give floor to all possible facts and opinions. There is also no secret information for the press. The information is usually taken from the News Agencies. The largest and most famous of them are: Associated Press (AP) and United Press International (UPI). Content
Most general-purpose newspapers are either printed one day a week, or are printed daily. They are in part advertising driven, including classified ads, but also receive income from newsstand sales and subscriptions. Major cities often have alternative weeklies, for example, New York City's Village Voice or Los Angeles' L.A. Weekly, which are entirely advertising driven, and offered for free to the public. A newspaper meeting particular standards of circulation, including having a subscription or mailing list, is designated as a newspaper of general circulation.
Archives Many libraries provide microfilm archives of major US papers
The number of daily newspapers in the U.S. has declined over the past half-century, according to Editor & Publisher, the trade journal of American newspapers. In particular, the number of evening newspapers has fallen by almost one-half since 1970, while the number of morning editions and Sunday editions has grown.
There also exist about 122 domestic and foreign news bureaus in the USA. There are over 4000 monthly and 1300 weekly magazines in the USA. Among them are: “National Geographic”, “Reader’s Digest”, “Cosmopolitan”, “Time”, “Vogue” and others. Women’s magazines publish all sorts of recipes, stories about local outstanding women, furnishing questions and other items.
Publishing books in America is rather a prosperous business. America is on the 9th place in the world by the books, published and read. Public libraries always organize book sales. Most newspapers and magazines publish chapters from the books of young authors.