WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Sunday, September 25th. Three important dates in American newspaper history occurred in September. These anniversaries span more than three centuries. On September 15, 1982, USA Today began publishing. On September 18, 1851, the New York Times issued its first edition. And in September, 1690, the first newspaper in America was published in Boston. Called "Public Occurrences, Both Forreign and Domestick" (sic), it lasted for one day before being shut down by British authorities unhappy with its content. Although the industry is struggling, there are nearly 7,400 publishers of daily, weekly or other periodical newspapers in the U.S., employing around 209,000 people. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Kane's Famous First Facts, 5609
USA Today launches/accessed 6/29/2016: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/marketing/media_kit/pressroom/press_kit_usat.html
New York Times begins/accessed 6/29/2016: http://library.truman.edu/microforms/new_york_times.asp
Colonial newspaper/accessed 6/29/2016: http://www.nyu.edu/classes/stephens/Collier%27s%20page.htm
Newspaper publishers/NAICS 51111: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/BP/2014/00A1//naics~51111
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau