Kids' News Sites

Newspapers Historical Background:
In the 15 th century, Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press – and it changed the world. For hundreds of years, people have depended on newspapers to inform them about what's going on in the world.

Every major city had at least one newspaper; most had more than one. And almost every local county and town has some form of newspaper. Newspapers are a part of global history and global culture. In a free society, the "newspaper" is one of the most affordable and accessible sources of information.

What's Happening Today?

Today we are seeing a new revolution -- the printing press is being replaced by web-based news outlets. Printing and delivery of hard-copy newspapers is on the decline.

Many newspapers allow readers to "talk back" or comment on news stories. These comments may be viewed by other readers. The newspaper articles initiate conversations amongst readers.