Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 7:15p -
Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Lectures & Conferences
Learn why Boston is such a great place for Journalism Firsts such as:
✶ The first three, and five of the first seven newspapers in North America, were published in Boston: Publick Occurrences, 1690; The Boston News-Letter, 1704-1776; The Boston Gazette, 1719-1831; New England Courant, 1721-1726; New England Weekly Journal, 1727-1741 (see #1 through #5 on the map).
✶ Boston Post reporters uncovered Carlo Ponzi’s financial scheme (see #21), Boston Gazette editors coined the word “gerrymandering” (see #3), the Boston Post was the first to print the acronym “O.K.” (see #21) and the first full-page newspaper advertisement appeared in The Boston Globe (see #26).
✶ The most important abolitionist paper in the country, The Liberator, was published in Boston (see #22).