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Print journalism began an agonizing downsizing during the first years of the 21st century.  Public impression and, particularly, the growing level of red ink in the hardcopy news business has sealed the fate of a once-bustling and widely romanticized business.

Even so, there is a place for the hardcopy survivors and apprentices who have the passion, courage, and preparation to make it work for them.  This office at Free-Ed.Net is dedicated to them (as well as pop-culture sociologists and historians).

Online resources that provide an overview of the subject. These are especially
helpful for learners who are searching for subjects that suit their needs and
personal interests.

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History of American Newspapers Wikipedia

Topics included in these free online learning resources are roughly equivalent to one- or two-semester courses in a traditional school environment.

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Principles of News Reporting Text: McGraw-Hill
Study Guide: Free-Ed.Net
News Layout Text: McGraw-Hill
Study Guide: Free-Ed.Net

These free online resources are intended to provide knowledge, skills, and insights for a special, limited portion of a subject.

Resource Publisher
Communication Theory and News Values* Text: McGraw-Hill
Study Guide: Free-Ed.Net

* The study guide for this short course is under development at this time. The reading assignment, however, is now available.

These are contemporary textbooks that appear online, free of charge but with an undetermined number of pages missing. They are selected for their relevance and quality.

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015