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Headlines from Newspaper History
Headlines from newspaper history

There is nothing new about news. Throughout recorded history people have craved to discover news out of what Kovach and Rosenstiel (2003) call the ‘awareness instinct. They have a need to know what is going on over the next hill beyond their direct experience. Knowledge of the unknown gives them security, allows them to plan and negotiate their lives. Exchanging this information becomes the basis for creating community, making human connections’ (2001: 21). Temple (2008: 3) puts it more intimately: ‘We have always loved to gossip and exchange our little titbits of information with our family and neighbours. It appears reasonable to assume that the oral transmission of news dates back to the first human civilisations’. Kovach and ...

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