Since Ben Franklin invented the printing press in the 1700’s, newspapers have become an iconic part of life as we know it. Even as e-news takes over, there is no denying the drastic effect that journalism has played in the course of history. As newspapers have documented history, they’ve built a history of their own. They have changed our world in ways you might not even imagine.
On July 7th, at 7:30 PM, The Friends of the Cranford Public Library are sponsoring “Newsies: A History of the Newspaper Industry,” at the Cranford Community Center at 220 Walnut Avenue. The lecture will be presented by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, an author, journalist, book editor, and public speaker, who has been writing professionally since 1987. Her work has appeared in the Paterson Press, the Montclair Times, the Jersey City Independent, the Aquarian Weekly, the Westsider, and Punk Magazine, and she recently published “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist.”
Maryanne will discuss the impact that newspapers and journalism have had on our lives, and follow their history. The program is open to everyone, and is free of charge. Come learn a little, and enjoy some history!