Category Archives: News

This Week in Tech History: The Internet is 46 years old and Internet Advertising is 21

October 27, 2010 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is celebrated or the first time, to “raise general awareness of the need for urgent measures to be taken and to acknowledge the importance of audiovisual documents as an integral part of … Continue reading

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“Ye Coming of September Morn”

Source: Omaha daily bee., August 31, 1913, Library of Congress, Chronicling America HT: Chris Adams  

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“It Shines for All”: Newspapers in America

One hundred and twenty years ago today (September 3, 1833), the first issue of the The New York Sun was published. Steven Lubar in InfoCulture: “New technology, in fact, came along after (italics mine) the renaissance of the newspaper. The New … Continue reading

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News Networks Launched, Newspapers Survive

Today in 1846, the first telegraph link was established between New York City and Boston. From the AP Archives: “In the spring of 1846, Moses Yale Beach (1800-68), publisher of The New York Sun, establishes a pony express to deliver … Continue reading

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No News is Good News Day

Today in 1930, according to the BBC, listeners who tuned in to hear the news bulletin on Good Friday were informed: “There is no news.” Piano music followed.

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Nielsen Creates New Twitter Monitor

The Wall Street Journal reports on the expansion of “The National People Meter” to the Twitterverse: Earlier this month, Nielsen published its 2012 Social Media Report, finding that “consumers continue to spend more time on social networks than on any … Continue reading

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Blogging in the 17th Century

“…modern journalism was born via a precursor of the blog. Nobles, such as Cardinal Mazarin, hired their own “journalists” to report on scandal and sex in the city. 

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