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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2022 9:38 p.m. PST


"When Alexis de Tocqueville visited the United States during 1831 and 1832, he was struck by the fact that the young republic had no overpowering metropolis, that "the intelligence and the power of the people are disseminated through all the parts of this vast country." While New York City was the hotbed of innovative newspapering, much of that innovation was in the service of disseminating the news to the broadest possible audience. The New York Sun, established by Benjamin Day in 1833, led the field in innovation. Eager to sell papers during a severe banking crisis, Day priced the Sun at one penny and outsold his rivals. He hired reporters rather than relying on his readers for news, as had been the common practice. But it was the far-sighted business plan of his successor, Moses Yale Beach, which would truly revolutionize the distribution of news…"

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Grelber24 Apr 2022 9:11 a.m. PST

Good find, Armand!


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2022 3:31 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami….


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