Tuesday, March 11, 2008

On this day

in 1702, The 'Daily Courant', the first successful English newspaper, was first published. It consisted of only 1 sheet.

The paper consisted of a single page with two columns. Mallet advertised that he intended to publish only foreign news, and claimed that he would not take upon himself to add any comments of his own, supposing other people to have "sense enough to make reflections for themselves. Having watched the programm on press barons and prime minsiters last night I like his style.

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