Attitudes: The Golden Age of Publishing
When John Campbell launched the nation’s first newspaper, the Boston News-Letter, in 1704, it focused on printing the community’s opinions on various topics. Local and government issues made up the editorials.
Hundreds of smaller papers soon popped up throughout the country, all for the purpose of allowing the public to share their opinions in an open environment.
More than 300 years later, the importance of local, national and world news—whether it’s general or niche—hasn’t lost its importance. What has changed is how news is distributed and consumed.