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The Rise and Fall of the Newspaper

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Transcript of The Rise and Fall of the Newspaper

1752
1807
2000 and beyond
69 B.C
1858
The Rise and Fall of the Newspaper
Timeline of the Newspaper
Politics and the Media
The Facts
Newspaper origins
Canadian Newspaper Industry
Industry Competition
The Test (Class Exercise)
The Future
Understanding the Newspaper Crisis
Underlying Causes
History of the Newspaper
"Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspaper without a government. I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."(Thomas Jefferson, 1787)
Politics and the Newspaper
The Competition
The 1920's marked the fall of the newspaper industry
The Radio
The Television
The Internet
Quiz Time
How well do you know your local, regional and national newspapers?
Making Sense of the 'Newspaper Crisis'

Economic
Inadequate & outdated business models
Dependency on advertising
Profit Orientation
Technical
News production
Change in how the news is consumed
Convenience, specialization & efficiency
Social
Loss of trust due to fraud and corruption
Greater access
Canadian Journalism


The First Period, 1752-1807
The Second Period, 1807-1858
The Third Period, 1858-1900
The Twentieth Century and Beyond
The Origin of the Newspaper
Timeline of the Rise and Fall
1690
The first newspaper published in America, in Boston.
1791
The ratification of the Bill of Rights guaranteed freedom of the Press in Amendment 1
1798
The Sedition Act

1830
Mass readership., The “penny press"
1990’s
New style of investigative journalism revealed illegal and unsavory practices of capital, labour, and state and local government
1920’s
Radio becomes a news medium.
1950’s
Television was poised to dominate the media industry in 1950.
1963
Polls showed more Americans report that they rely on television rather than newspapers as their primary source for news (PBS)

1970’s
During Nixon’s Presidency two scandals brought the press new prominence
1980
First online newspaper [Columbus Dispatch]& CNN, first 24-hour news station, debuts
1990s
Rise of talk radio and more than half of American homes had cable.
1991
Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee invents the World Wide Web 1991 Web expands online news and information
1995
Microsoft Internet Explorer is launched
2000s
Rise of cell phone use and cellular technology
2006
Citizen journalists record events on cellular cameras and technology
2007
Presidential debates on YouTube
Explaining the Crisis
The Future
Two sides to the solution:

Saving vs. Salvaging
Recreating the newspaper with a better understanding of the media today and how it is being consumed
Accepting online newspapers and other working solutions to provide the news in a convenient, specialized and efficient way
Salvage the democratic functions of the newspaper that the medium was created protect
Adapt to modern trends in technology and culture and ensure these functions are still available to society through new media outlets
What do you see happening to the Newspaper in the Future?
Can the Newspaper in its original form be saved?


Is online the only way of the future?
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