Penny presses were large in the 1800s, known for their tabloid feel and low cost. Literally costing one penny, they became famous after mass producing print publications became more inexpensive and accessible for companies. With these new publications, the lower classes were newly introduced to the latest information unlike before.
The spark of the new penny presses began a new revolution in the world of journalism. The whole content and structure began to completely change, allowing new material to be released more quickly and efficiently. Penny presses began to allow news to reach larger and wider audiences, expanding publication size and influences.
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