Week 5 Printing and the emergence of Newspapers


Our study of Printing and Printmaking includes:

  1. Illustrated Manuscripts
  2. Movable Type & the Printing Press
  3. Newspapers & Magazines
  4. Graphic Novels & Comics
  5. Books

Be able to express in writing and speaking what is your definition of these concepts as we consider and research the influence of Printing/Printmaking on human society:



Abstract thinking and creative thought



READING: Assigned Readings: Revolution in Communications Pp. 17-66, Pp. 67-104.

READING: Inca Mailmen and Quipu

READING: From Gutenberg to the Internet 

READING: The invention of the printing press and its effects  (text)

MULTIMEDIA Example: POWERPOINT The Impact of the Printing Press


Newspapers 43 minutes (Soviet/Telestar 10 mins)

Blood and Ink: Hearst and Pulitzer 10 mins

Hearst v Pulitzer (72 mins)

3D printing revolution 7 mins

Newspapers: Then and Now (5 mins)

Neil Postman: Decline of reading (15mins)

Intro to Telegraph

The world’s first transatlantic cable 56 mins intro 2 mins

Undersea Internet cables 3 mins

invention of the telegraph 2 mins

Morse code: How it works 19 mins

Intro to Radio