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The magazine as it is now known came into existence only after the invention of printing in the West. The modern magazine had its roots in the spate of pamphlets, broadsides, ballads, chapbooks, and almanacs that printing had made possible. Much of the energy that went into those texts gradually came to be channeled into publications that appeared regularly and that collected a variety of material that was designed to appeal to particular interests. The magazine thus came to occupy the large middle ground, incapable of sharp definition, between the book and the newspaper.

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The Spectator
The Spectator, a periodical published in London by the essayists Sir Richard Steele and Joseph Addison from March 1, 1711, to Dec. 6, 1712 (appearing daily), and subsequently revived by Addison in 1714 (for 80 numbers). It succeeded The Tatler, which Steele had launched in 1709. In its aim to...
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New York Herald
New York Herald, American daily newspaper published from 1835 to 1924 in New York City. It was one of the first papers created in the penny-press movement, and it developed many aspects of modern American journalism, including nonpartisan political reporting and business coverage. The Herald was...
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Hansard
Hansard, the official report of the debates of both houses of the British Parliament. The name and publication format were subsequently adopted by other Commonwealth countries. It is so called after the Hansards, a family of printers who began working with Parliament in the late 18th century. The...
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The Washington Post
The Washington Post, morning daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C., the dominant newspaper in the U.S. capital and usually counted as one of the greatest newspapers in that country. The Post was established in 1877 as a four-page organ of the Democratic Party. For more than half a century...
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Newhouse family
Newhouse family, family that built the second largest publishing empire in the United States in the second half of the 20th century. The family’s fortunes began with Samuel Irving Newhouse (b. May 24, 1895, New York, N.Y., U.S.—d. Aug. 29, 1979, New York City), who was born Solomon Neuhaus and was...
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Cowles family
Cowles family, publishing family known for Look and other mass magazines popular in the mid-20th century and for the newspapers it developed in two important regions of the United States. John Cowles (b. December 14, 1898, Algona, Iowa, U.S.—d. February 25, 1983, Minneapolis, Minnesota) was the son...
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Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune, daily newspaper published in Chicago, one of the leading American newspapers and long the dominant, sometimes strident, voice of the Midwest. The newspaper—as well as its parent company and later media conglomerate, the Tribune Company—was founded in 1847 by three Chicagoans....
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The Times
The Times, daily newspaper published in London, one of Britain’s oldest and most influential newspapers. It is generally accounted, with The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph, one of Britain’s “big three” and has long been recognized as one of the world’s greatest newspapers. Founded by John Walter...
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The New York Times
The New York Times, morning daily newspaper published in New York City, long the newspaper of record in the United States and one of the world’s great newspapers. Its strength is in its editorial excellence; it has never been the largest newspaper in terms of circulation. The Times was established...
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Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times, morning daily newspaper founded (1881) in Los Angeles that in the 1960s began to develop from a regional daily into one of the world’s great newspapers. The paper moved its headquarters to El Segundo, California, in 2018. Harrison Gray Otis became a partial owner of the Los...
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Los Angeles Times: headquarters
New Pittsburgh Courier
New Pittsburgh Courier, newspaper based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that is known for promoting economic and political power for African Americans. For many years it published both local and national print editions, which allowed its editors and writers to bring attention to events and influence...
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2600: The Hacker Quarterly
2600: The Hacker Quarterly, American magazine, founded in 1984 and sometimes called “the hacker’s bible,” that has served as both a technical journal, focusing on technological exploration and know-how, and a muckraking magazine, exposing government and corporate misdeeds. 2600: The Hacker...
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National Enquirer
National Enquirer, American weekly newspaper based in Boca Raton, Florida, and best known for its celebrity gossip, crime news, and investigative reporting. Owned by American Media, Inc., and distributed nationwide, the Enquirer is commonly termed a “supermarket tabloid” because of its wide...
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Associated Press
Associated Press (AP), cooperative 24-hour news agency (wire service), the oldest and largest of those in the United States and long the largest and one of the preeminent news agencies in the world. Headquarters are in New York, N.Y. Its beginnings can be traced to 1846, when four New York City...
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The North Star
The North Star, antislavery newspaper published by African American abolitionist Frederick Douglass. First published on December 3, 1847, using funds Douglass earned during a speaking tour in Great Britain and Ireland, The North Star soon developed into one of the most influential African American...
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Frederick Douglass
Harper Brothers
Harper Brothers, printers and members of a distinguished American publishing firm which exerted a significant influence on letters and politics throughout the 19th century. The Harper family had settled on Long Island before the American Revolution, and the four brothers were reared in a stern and ...
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Harper Brothers

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