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Appendix C: Journalism: A Guide to Recent Literature - Section 2. History
Journalism's long history stretches back at least to the Fugger newsletters of Renaissance Europe, if not to news readers in ancient Greece and Rome. The first daily newspapers date to the early 1700s, early magazines to just a few decades later, motion pictures to the turn of the twentieth century, radio to 1920 (though its journalism role took more than a decade to develop), television (which featured news from the start) to the 1940s, and the commercial Internet only to 1995. Each of these is historically reviewed in the entries that follow, providing a fair sampling of recent historical writing. While this chapter adheres to the general emphasis of this bibliography (largely books published since 1990, as well as useful websites), here especially will be found a scattering of important earlier studies that provide information often lacking in more recent titles. For development of the various underlying media technologies, see ...