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Huntington Library Conference: The Rise of the Newspaper in Europe & America, 1600-1900
October 13, 2017 - October 14, 2017
Convened by William Warner and Rachael King, UC Santa Barbara
Friday–Saturday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
The newspaper rose to centrality in modern societies by making information current, critical, legitimate, and public. Leading experts on the history of the newspaper will consider its invention, its layout, its appeal to sensation, and its claim to objectivity. The conference will explore our debt to the newspaper and our continued need for news sources that are not “fake.” $25. For more information, see the conference schedule and website.