csaOil priceA newspaper is a written publication containing news, information and advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called newsprint. General-interest newspapers often feature articles on political events, crime, business, art/entertainment, society and sports. Most traditional papers also feature an editorial page containing columns which express the personal opinions of writers. Supplementary sections may contain advertising, comics, coupons, and other printed media. Newspapers are most often published on a daily or weekly basis, and they usually focus on one particular geographic area where most of their readers live. Despite recent setbacks in circulation and profits, newspapers are still the most iconic outlet for news and other types of written journalism.
Features a newspaper may include are:
Comic strips and other entertainment, such as crosswords, sudoku and horoscopes
Weather news and forecasts
An advice column
Critical reviews of movies, plays, restaurants, etc.
A gossip column
A humor column
A food column
1.1 Before movable type
1.2 Modern era
1.2.1 In English
1.3 Industrial Revolution
2 Impact of Television and Internet
4.2 Electronic paper
5 Circulation and readership
9 See also
11 External links
Before movable type
A modern remake of Kai Yuan Za BaoIn Ancient Rome, Acta Diurna, or government announcement bulletins, were made public by Julius Caesar. They were carved on stone or metal and posted in public places.
In China, early government-produced news sheets, called tipao, circulated among court officials during the late Han dynasty (second and third centuries AD). Between 713 and 734, the Kaiyuan Za Bao ("Bulletin of the Court") of the Chinese Tang Dynasty published government news; it was handwritten on...