Saturday, February 19, 2005

The Metropolitan Newspaper

I really like this article, originally published in Harper's Monthly in 1877. The Metropolitan Newspaper is an interesting article that describes, in detail, the way a newpaper was put together in the late 1800s. Roles of the reporter, city editor and more are described. Some information on the origin and function of the Associated Press. Fun article to read and might be something interesting to work with if you teach journalism, particularly regarding the contrast and extraordinary changes between then and now.

Also uploaded is an article from 1904 published originally in New England Magazine, entitled Easthampton, Mass. It describes the founding and development of the town, located in Hampshire County, MA. Profile of leading citizens, including the Willistons and Williston Academy; early slaughter and kidnapping of settlers by non-local Native American tribe, churches, schools, businesses and more.

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