Discuss the role of newspapers before the revolution?

1. Watch the documentary about the history of newspapers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMAo6opDaK0

After reading the attached chapter, write an essay of 700 words about news and the American Revolution, as well as the history of newspaper.

Part 1 (350 words) based on the chapter

Answer the following question: Is “the newspaper … still necessary,” in Alexis de Tocqueville’s words, “to keep” Americans “united”? Explain this statement. Support your opinion with the quotes from the chapter.

What was the role of newspapers before the revolution? Did newspapers keep people united? If so, why? How about now?

Where did American journalists borrow the news writing style from? Who was Peter Zenger? What was the role of women-journalists?