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First American Newspaper Published: Anniversary, 1690

September 25th, 2023

Newspapers were the first deliverers of current events, and kept entire communities in the know. The first newspaper in the U.S. was published on September 25, 1690 in Boston. Publick Occurrences, Both Foreign and Domestick, was printed by Richard Pierce and edited by Benjamin Harris. It was only 6 x 10 inches and was three pages in length. It would take another 14 years before a second newspaper would originate, the "Boston News-Letter," and be the first continuously published newspaper in the US. The city of Boston is often regarded as the birthplace of American journalism.


Celebrate the first newspaper and all of the important publications that have come since — including local publications — on this day. Utilizes Metro's extensive image library to put together the ideal message.

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