Learning Objectives

After studying this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the development of the colonial and early American press.
  • Explain how tabloid newspapers differ from broadsheet newspapers.
  • Describe the four major types of newspapers today, with examples.
  • Name six basic news values used by journalists.
  • Discuss the risks that reporters take to cover the news.
  • Explain how the Internet and mobile technology have changed the news and newspaper business.