The Differences in Newspapers
Newspapers have evolved dramatically in the past centuries. The newspapers today and the newspapers in 1844 both have many differences such as; the headlines, and the things being sold, but they also have many similarities such as, the wanted ads, and the elections.
The newspapers in the present time have many differences to the newspapers in 1844. For instance, the United States Gazette from 1844 does not have any headlines, but there are small introductions to each sub article. In today’s newspaper the headlines are what make a newspaper good. The flashiness and attention grabbing of the headline is what lures people to read it. Another reason we have such large headlines are to bring people to read a certain newspaper. There are so much more newspapers being sold today rather than back in the 1800’s. Much of the writing in the newspaper of 1844 is small font; which would make it hard for many people to read. The newspapers today have much larger font and with the large headlines make it easier to read.
Another difference is the emphases on the news overseas. Much of the 1844 newspaper is from news in England. The news overseas in the newspapers of 1844 has nothing to do with the news of America. Today’s newspapers hardly have any news overseas other then news in Iraq and other countries that have to do with Americas well being. There are a couple articles about trading with Britain and other European countries.
Another large portion of the newspaper in 1844 is the selling of objects. It ranges from land for sale to carriages for sale, and to the selling of tobacco, and also the selling or trading of slaves. The land for sale is not just an acre or two but hundreds and thousands of acres being sold. If there is land for sale in the newspaper today it would either be small or just land to build a house. The tobacco being sold is boxes of uncut tobacco leaves. Which I would perceive being a normal topic in newspapers in...