Thanks so much to Jane Drew and the Chatham Antique Club for having me back at the Chatham Library to do another presentation. This time it was “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry.” It was so nice seeing everyone again; it’s always a great crowd.
I got a kick out of the fact that Jane Drew keeps my Pear Tree business card in her eyeglass case! I had to take a photo!
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“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry” synopsis
Take a trip back in time as Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta presents “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry.” The lecture will take the audience back to 59 B.C. when the first newspaper was published in ancient Rome.
Since the history of newspapers is so vast, Maryanne will focus on U.S. newspapers. The audience will learn about how the quality of newspaper reporting was perfected after the American Revolution and the Battle of Lexington; the Penny Press; “yellow” journalism, chains and syndicates, and how competition such as radio, television and internet caused a decline in the newspaper industry.
What makes this lecture so much fun is that there is audience interaction. Maryanne will ask listeners to join in and share their experiences with newspapers. For example: “What was your introduction to reading the newspaper?” and “Where you ever in the newspaper?”
Maryanne worked in the newspaper industry herself as a journalist during most of her adult life. She wrote for New York papers: The Westsider and the Chelsea Clinton News (which is named after an area of NYC, not the former president’s daughter).
Maryanne was also a journalist at The Montclair Times for seven years. After she left The Times, she went on to write for several online publications including The Paterson Press, where her feature articles also appeared in The Herald News.
She also wrote for The Aquarian Arts weekly, a newspaper that is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.