The roots of journalism lead to ancient Rome. The first newspaper was issued around the 600th anniversary of Rome’s founding, hand-copied, about important events, construction works, and celebrity deeds. Julius Cesar was underwent an official bulletin, copies of which were sent to the most remote provinces.
The press only appeared in Europe with a delay of about one hundred and fifty years. Manipulative journalism was born in France in the middle of the 17th century. In 1689, the first law to protect freedom of the press was adopted in England. With the 1704 US press launch, the mass advertising was also on the road, as the two were the same.
The steam-powered paper mills invented at the end of the 19th century simplified printing. This technology made it possible to publish newspapers at low prices. The economic model was born: the publisher sells paper with multiple benefits. Since then, the number of copies is important. The publisher bought large quantities of paper at a very low cost, then sold it at 10 times, 100 times, or even higher.
Prior to the publication of the cheap reproduction, the quality of the articles was the key, the success being the fact that a number of papers, one writing, was sent to whom. Mass production has made the number of copies into a business that dropped quality, as masses could be addressed with sensation.
The largest historical benefit of the press is the financing of efforts to eradicate illiteracy and lobbying for literacy education. The importance of this does not mean that he did it for business.