ERIC Number: ED103913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Who Paid the Piper? Publishing Economics in Boston, 1763-1775. Journalism Monographs Number 38.
Yodelis, Mary Ann
This study was designed to determine which kinds of printing--religious, government, or political--provided the highest volume (number of pages) of printing business for the Boston newspaper publishers from 1763 through 1775; which kind produced the most income; and which of the publishers appeared to be the most prosperous from 1763 through 1775. Each Boston newspaper publisher's total printing volume was analyzed, his competitive position was related to that of nonnewspaper publishers, and other sources of printers' incomes were determined. Several key relationships were examined: the direction (Patriot/Loyalist) of political content of the publisher's newspaper; the amount of political versus religious content; the relationship between the newspaper's printing volume from government sources and the direction of the editorial opinion of the newspaper; and the relationship between changes in a newspaper's political printing volume and changes in the direction of political content in the newspaper. The study concludes with an economic assessment of Boston newspaper publishers by summarizing advertising data, circulation, subsidiary business interests, number of employes, outside financial assistance, and financial holdings. (RB)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Economic Factors, Economic Status, Higher Education, Journalism, Media Research, Newspapers, Political Issues, Press Opinion, Publishing Industry, United States History
Prof. Harold Wilson, AEJ Publications Business Manager, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Education in Journalism.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)