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Newspapers -How have newspaper changed overtime?

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How have newspaper changed overtime? Newspapers have changed so much overtime. It's changed in so many different ways. Many of them are obvious such as use of colour, text size etc. The first printed newspaper was published in 1605; the World Association of Newspapers recognizes Johann Carolus's 'Relation aller F�rnemmen und gedenckw�rdigen Historie', published in 1605, as the world's first newspaper. The first newspaper in English language was printed in Amsterdam by Joris Veseler around 1620. This followed the style established by Veseler's earlier Dutch paper 'Courante uyt Italien, Duytslandt, &c.' However, when the English started printing their own papers in London, they reverted to the pamphlet format used by contemporary books. The era of these news books lasted until the publication of the Oxford Gazette in 1665. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newspaper) Major newspapers still in circulation Ordered by year the paper was established: ? The News Letter (1737) ? The Herald (1783) ? The Times (1785) ? The Observer 1791) ? The Scotsman (1817) ? The Guardian /Manchester Guardian (1821) ? The Sunday Times (1822) ? Evening Standard (1827) ? News of the World (1843) ? The Daily Telegraph (1855) ? The People (1881) ? Financial Times (1888) ? Daily Record (1895) ? Daily Mail (1896) ? Daily Express (1900) ? Daily Mirror (1903) ? Sunday Mirror (1915) ? Sunday Express (1918) ? The Morning Star /Daily Worker (1930) ? Sunday Telegraph (1961) ? The Sun (1964) ? Daily Star (1978) ? Mail on Sunday (1982) ? Independent (1986) ? Sunday Sport (1986) ? Daily Sport (1988) ? Independent on Sunday (1990). (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_British_newspapers) ...read more.

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(http://www.skyscan.co.uk/images/ladbrokes.jpg) Sections Newspaper sections can be developed, e.g. the sports section. The sports section was gradually developed in the 1990's and has progressed slowly as sports are becoming more socially accepted within the communities. Technology sections have been developed more recently; reflecting the changes in society interests. There are many sections in a newspaper which may consist of, celebrity gossip, Entertainment, Business/finance/economy, sport etc. Each of these sections appeal to different readers, so the audience is more extended. We are able to do so as newsprint is somewhat cheaper. Whereas in the 1700s onwards, sections used to be very limited but gradually started to appeal a wide range of audiences till this day. Newspapers have a tendency to influence the reader e.g. female readers tend to check out what's "in" and what is "out" in the celebrity fashion. Content In the early development of newspapers there used to be less or no content of entertainment; horoscopes, puzzle sections, sports section; in current newspaper the sports section is larger than it was taking up to 6 pages minimum, the celebrity sections in tabloids are also massive as people are more influenced by their day to day activities - in previous newspapers the only celebrities were the royal family and upper class newspapers only printed about them once a week approximately. This is because the films started to surface our lives, film stars emerged e.g. James Dean. He was an American film actor, he started his acting career in the early 1950s. Our lifestyles changed also throughout time as we started to get interested in sport, music, television etc in the late 1900s. ...read more.

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This is a day-to-day production of newspapers; technology has allowed newspapers to be printed in greater speed and numbers. fewer people are employed as technology is so much better and can print newspapers as 60,000 copies per hour, but only technicians and engineers are employed because if the machines broke down who will fix it? (http://www.madehow.com/Volume-2/Newspaper.html) Use of photos Use of photos are used much, much more in modern days, as it appeals to the readers as its colorful. Many readers are also very lazy as they don't want to read a lot but want to find out the news is. Also in the early years of the newspapers, taking pictures was very rare as it was expensive and it would have printed as a very bad quality which the readers aren't going to buy. All increase circulation Competitive Strategies All newspapers want to increase circulation so the create competitions with many giveaways e.g. DVDs, CDs, Holidays, money- off vouchers, ticket giveaways etc. Companies will pay for promotions, to increase sales - as newspapers aren't the first place for news. They do these competitions to reduce the decrease in newspaper sales e.g. Prince gave away his new album with a paper. The newspaper was Mail on Sunday. He gave away his CD because more people download his music so he might get some profit if he gave it away for free. Size The size of newspapers have changed from broadsheet to tabloid/ compact, or Berliner (the guardian) as its easier to handle as you don't want to poke the person next to you by your elbow as you are holding up the newspaper. (http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.schoolshistory.org.uk/image001.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.schoolshistory.org.uk/thegreatplague.htm&h=700&w=500&sz=97&hl=en&start=9&um=1&tbnid=VX1NTmCtJeVceM:&tbnh=140&tbnw=100&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbroadsheet%2B%26svnum%3D10%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den) (http://www.globaljournalist.org/magazine/2004-4/images/chronic-crisis.jpg) ?? ?? ?? ?? Noor Hussein Media Studies Mr Fuller ...read more.

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