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American Journalism 1690-1940
American Journalism 1690-1940

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references Hezekiah Niles on 5/20/2019, 2:26:29 PM

excerpt "The press is now so conditioned in the United States, that nearly every publisher is compelled to take a side in personal electioneering." 168 on 5/20/2019, 2:27:31 PM

references Commercial Advertiser on 5/20/2019, 2:29:37 PM

excerpt "The word 'Advertiser' is no misnomer in these titles, for mercantile papers sometimes appeared with nearly all of there space given to commercial announcements. Dull as these newspaper now seem to the general reader, they lead the field in circulation through much of this period. \ Of the three named, the Commercial Advertiser was the best paper. It was the successor to Noah Webster's American Minerva." 181 on 5/20/2019, 2:32:35 PM

excerpt "The typical paper of this period devoted more than half its space to advertising. Indeed some of the mercantile papers commonly sold four fifths of the space, and sometimes nine tenths of it; while even the political papers were occasionally three fourths advertising." 201 on 5/20/2019, 2:35:09 PM

excerpt Most papers charged fifty cents a square (about twelve lines of nonpareil) for the first insertion, and half that for succeeding insertions until the late twenties" 201-2: on 5/20/2019, 2:36:57 PM

excerpt "An editor must always be with the people -- think with them -- feel with them -- and he need fear nothing, he will always be right -- always be strong -- always popular -- always *free*. -- The world has been humbugged long enough by spouters, and talkers, and conventioneers, and legislators, *et id genus omne*-this is the editorial age - and the most intellectual of all past ages." (Courier and Enquirer, Nov 12, 1831) 232 on 5/20/2019, 2:44:35 PM


The New Media Monopoly cites American Journalism 1690-1940 on 5/12/2019, 3:43:06 PM

James Gordon Bennett and the New York Herald cites American Journalism 1690-1940 on 5/19/2019, 10:03:52 AM