First public during the 16th
THE FUTURE OF THE NEWSPAPER BUSINESS.
The newspapers were first public during the 16th centuries and since then have thrived even in the face of competition from radio and televisions. However, the news content and the channel through which it is communicated started with paper which is the regular daily print with deliveries, and later changed to combination of paper print and radio and later changed to paper, radio and television, and now moved to digital print and blogs via the internet. Moreover, newspapers have survived the advent of radio in the 1930s, cinema news in the ’40s and television in the ’50s. On the other hand, the arrival of internet has create major challenges to the old business models of print newspapers…show more content…
The company was launched in 1888 by Rufus N. Rhodes as the evening news of a four page paper. Few years after the lunch of the Birmingham news, the news circulation from 628 in 1888 to over 7000 in 1891 and became the largest daily newspaper in Alabama state and won the contract to publish the General laws of Alabama.
The company was founded in 1888 by Rufus Rhodes, he lunched the paper, which he named ‘’the evening news’’, with the slogan “Great is Birmingham and the News is its prophet.” He stated the operations with $800 investment, two reporters, three printers, and a steam-driven flatbed press. In 1909, after his death, Victor Hanson a veteran newspaperman who first published at the age of 11 joined the company as a vice president, general manager, and part-owner. Hanson and Frank P. Glass, his colleague from the Montgomery Advertiser a daily newspaper firm, purchased his interest in the paper from Rhodes widow. He therefore set a goal for the paper to have a full report on the news, interpret it and discuss up to date issues, also to offer useful information and practical advice, supply entertaining reading matter, serve as advertising medium, foster and encourage public service.
DEVELOPMENTAL STAGIES The company developmental process stated after Hanson took over the company, while he modernized the newspaper format,