The Pros And Cons Of Newspapers

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Britain and the United States have cities in which newspapers have become huge enterprises (i.e. London and Chicago or New York City). With this concept comes a heavy sense of competition between newspapers, and also a heavy sense of responsibility by the people in charge of the gate-keeping or the preparation of said news. Although the newspapers in both countries function in a similar manner, there are large difference between the two in terms of acceptable and proper journalism, which stem not from only the history of the press in each country, but from their systems of government as well. Newspapers in England began in the second half of the 18th Century in the basic form they are recognized in today. Prior to this time period, pamphlets and almanacs were being printed as early as 1621. The early forms of public relations agents came about during the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I and James I, as merchants and statesmen hired individuals to write lengthy and opulent newsletters to glorify whichever achievement or decision they 'd wish for the general public to be notified about (Fox-Bourne Vol. 1 p.1). Not much emphasis was placed on advancing toward newspapers at this time, considering literacy was extremely low where the middle and lower classes were concerned. Under the reign of Charles I, news censorship was at an all time high. With the use of printer 's licensing, the monarchy held a strong grasp around the proverbial throat of the printing industry. If a printer
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