The subject for my portion of the timeline is the rise of modern journalism. For the first project I thought it would be interesting to look into the problems and complications of early American newspapers to convey information. The problems are simple ones really. The lack of skilled printers and the technology during the early American experiment and the amount of people who could afford the papers versus those who could even read.
The earliest example of what could be called a newspaper was printed in Boston by Richard Price. On September 25, 1690 the “Publicl Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestick” became the first example of a newspaper. Only consisting of three printed pages. Another early example would come about thirty years later when James Franklin (brother to Ben) would introduce “The New England Courent” in August of 1721.