Thursday, September 15, 2016

The solid gray stream of news was soon broken into columns and then departments, separating local and foreign reports

the first newspaper according to modern definitions was the Strasbourg Relation, in the early 17th century. 

the term newspaper became common in the 17th century, but germans had newspapers since the 16th century: 1- they were printed, 2- dated, 3- appeared at regular and frequent publication intervals, 4- and included a variety of news items (unlike single item news mentioned above).