In 1621, the first English corantos arrived in London. By the 1640s, the news book had evolved into a newspaper, with the title page no longer present. The Daily Courant (1702–35) was the first English daily. Parliament did not explicitly grant media the right to report on its proceedings until 1771. The Daily Gazette (1770–1848) was the first daily newspaper sponsored by an industry.
Americans were the first to get a daily newspaper when the New-York Daily Times began publication in 1851. A year later, the Washington Union started printing the first evening newspaper in America.
The Evening Star was the first daily printed and published in Baltimore. It began circulation on February 22, 1857. The Sun was the first daily printed and published in Philadelphia. It began circulation on June 19, 1885. The World was the first daily printed and published in Chicago. It began circulation on July 4, 1890.
These early newspapers were all weekly, except The Sun which was issued twice per week. On January 30, 1913, The Boston Post became the first American daily newspaper to be published overnight. That same day, The New York Tribune began publishing earlier from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Today, only The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post are still published as daily newspapers. The other daily newspapers have been discontinued or merged with other companies.
It is the world's oldest English-language general daily newspaper still in print, having originally appeared in 1737. The 18th century witnessed the gradual growth of the exclusively political magazine, alongside journals primarily devoted to internal and international news, and business. Newspapers became an important tool for politicians to communicate with their constituents, and thus gained a large audience. In fact, the first issue of The New York Times had as its main purpose to promote the election of George Washington as president.
Newspapers were also used by diplomats to keep up to date on current affairs in other countries. For example, The Foreign Secretary wrote in his diary in 1761 that "This morning I read the papers which contain much about the disputes between England and France & Spain. They appear to me very foolishly to quarrel with one another when they ought to unite against Germany who is ruining them all."
Finally, newspapers played an important role in the development of science. Scientists such as Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace used publications like Nature to announce their discoveries before they were formally presented at scientific conferences or published in academic journals.
Even though they had become popular, newspapers were not universally accepted during their early years. Some people believed that reading news printed on paper could lead to madness, while others objected to the quality of journalism produced at this time.
The New York Times The Daily News was a daily newspaper published in the United Kingdom. Charles Dickens, who also served as the newspaper's first editor, launched The News in 1846. He remained an editor until 1851, when he left to write novels full time.
His departure led to a series of management problems that resulted in the paper's bankruptcy in 1854. It was then purchased by Henry Blanchard and Edwin Budding, who rebuilt its reputation and made it one of the leading newspapers in the world. The last edition was printed on June 3, 1962.
It has been said that every editor dreams of being fired by a greater editor. When Charles Dickens was told that he had been dismissed by The New York Times, he is reported to have exclaimed: "I'm out! Well, I never!"
He was 49 years old.
Now, over 150 years later, The New York Times still publishes a newspaper from New York City but it is not related to The New York Times magazine. This newspaper is called The New York Times and it is edited by Dean Baquet and Jim Rutenberg.