The short novelette Other People’s Money by Gorg Huff continues the adventures of the teenage entrepreneurs and their families which started in The Sewing Circle. This tale also introduces the three active newspapers covering events in the region immediately around Grantville, and details their reporting styles and target audience:
This weekly newspaper aimed for staid financial coverage similar to the Wall Street Journal.
The Grantville TimesEdit
This daily newspaper emulated the reserved style of the New York Times, aiming for a responsible tone with thoughtful articles and a restrained style. The Times was owned and edited by an up-timer, and was very big on treating up-timers and down-timers just alike.
A reference in Second Issue? indicates that the Times was owned and operated by the Kindred family. Chapter 32 of 1632 refers to a "Mr. Kindred" who is trying to restart his newspaper. This indicates that the Times was likely Grantville's newspaper at the time of the Ring of Fire.
The Daily NewsEdit
This daily is characterized as given to flash, and not always cautious about what it printed. Owned and edited by a down-timer, its editorial position was often strongly egalitarian. However, is also promoted the notion that policies ought to be in place to prevent any up-timer from taking unnecessary risks, as up-timer knowledge was unique and irreplaceable.
By the fall of 1634, Grantville was home to at least two more papers: the Free Press, which published a German edition as the Freie Presse; and Freiheit!, which was published by Grantville's Freedom Arches, and hewed to the line of the town's Committee of Correspondence.
When Grantville arrived in 1631, Europe already had some publications which were recognizable as newspapers, though the term itself had apparently not yet been coined.[n 1] Newspapers spread quickly, and major cities in the United States of Europe generally had one, as did many cities outside of the USE.
- ↑ The earliest known use of "newspaper" in English is circa 1670.