The first newspaper in America appeared in Boston in 1690, named the Publick Occurrences. It was published without permission and was immediately stopped. The paper's publisher was arrested, and all copies were destroyed. Newspaper remained forgotten until 1845 when the only known surviving example was discovered in the British Library. The first successful newspaper was the Boston News-Letter, started by postmaster John Campbell in 1704.
Two more papers were established in the 1720's, in Philadelphia and New York. By the time of the Revolutionary War, around two dozen newspapers were being distributed in the colonies, although Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania would remain the centers of American printing for many years. Many articles in colonial papers, were written by revolutionary propagandists, and influenced public opinion in America against reconciliation with England.
Below is a listing of US Newspapers and Communication & Multimedia Schools by State for articles on local issues, politics, events, celebrations, people and business in surrounding states. The amount of information available in electronic format varies from state to state.
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Reporters, also referred to as journalists, are news specialists who inform the people of current events. News reporters research leads, compile news stories and present the news for broadcasts or written articles. Reporters working in larger news and media markets can specialize in a particular news type, like sports, entertainment, or politics.
Many news reporters have a bachelor's or master's degree in journalism or communication. As a journalism major, you will not only master the art of reporting and writing, but you'll also learn about libel and other legal issues that affect the media. And you'll learn what it takes to survive in a tough, but often rewarding, business. Entry-level news reporters are required to have at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited school. Most reporters gain practical news reporting skills from serving on their college's newspaper staff or from working at the local city paper prior to graduation.