Wednesday, February 28, 2007

RE: Democracy and Technological Advances in Print?

" Larger circulation and new technology transformed newspapers as enterprise. Bennet was able to found the Herald in 1835 with only $500 and at first served as the entire editorial and business staff, running the newspaper out of a basement office. By 1840 the start up cost for a daily in New York City ranged between 5,000 and 10,000 and by 1850 amounted to as much as 100,000"

The reason I used this qoute was to show how the technological advances that effected the enlightment, was sparked off with the cheap print. once more people were able to print large masses for a lower price, papers began to pop up all over the place, and before time it was its own stable business, causing the economy to rise, and the value to increase.


At 10:46 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

A good quote.

What is the significance of the rising cost of starting a newspaper according to Starr? How does the amount of capital required limit who can own the means of media production?


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