Exam one review

Lecture:

  • Prehistory
  • Oral tradition
  • Mesopotamia
  • Cuneiform
  • Scribes
  • Functions of early communication
  • Hieroglyphs
  • Papyrus v. clay
  • Rosetta Stone
  • General era of Egyptian and Mespotamian empires
  • Roman communication techniques: Acta Senatus, the album, newsletters, Acta Diurna
  • Augustus's methods: postal service, coins
  • Codex
  • Bread and circuses
  • Role of balladeers and town criers
  • Paper introduction (in West)
  • Printing plate versus movable type
  • Gutenberg & his Bible
  • Books first to be printed -- types and titles
  • Religious censorship
  • Licensing
  • Clear glass windows and eyeglasses
  • Broadsides
  • Pamphlets
  • Martin Luther and printing
  • Role of tavern, church
  • Paper production
  • Benjamin Harris
  • Ben Franklin and Penn Gazette
  • Silence Dogood
  • James Franklin -- his Courant and its advances
  • "Join or Die"
  • Colonial literacy
  • Stamp Act and impact
  • Tory press & examples of intimidation
  • Sons of Liberty
  • Patriot press
  • Isaiah Thomas
  • Publication problems during Revolution
  • Zenger trial and precedents established
  • Party press
  • Shay's Rebellion
  • Media during 1790s
  • Population and geographic expansion
  • Newspaper format and price
  • Role of editor during party press
  • Political patronage
  • Methods of party support through press
  • Ben Bache
  • William Cobbett
  • Burr-Hamilton duel
  • Era of Good Feeling
  • Second party press characteristics
  • Introduction of editorials
  • Domestic news
  • Introduction of cylinder press
  • Era of party presses, Era of Good Feeling
  • Mark Twain's newspaper career (from Burns video)

Packet:

  • Gutenberg
  • American journalism in historical perspective
    • Be familiar with main characteristics of eras: Invention of news (-1850), Press/parties (-1890), Commercialization (-1945), Limits of objectivity (50s), adversarial role (70s), tech/consolidation (-90s)
  • Burr-Hamilton duel
  • Thomas Paine's The Crisis
  • Early women in journalism (esp. Zenger, Freeman)
  • Mark Twain as journalist
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Content of the early penny presses (p. 30+)
  • Hoaxes

Library activity discussion:

  • You are required to be able to intelligibly discuss material you are required to review for next week
  • Your contribution to the in-class discussion that follows the first part of the exam will be considered when assigning a grade to that 25%
  • It is required that you speak at one point during our discussion

Matthew Blake, CSU-Chico Department of Journalism