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apr 6
2009

JPZenger

New news browser thing: JPZenger. It organizes news via quotes. Carr likes it. Confused by the name? Me too, but okay:

The website is inspired by a great American John Peter Zenger (1697-1746). Mr. Zenger, who lived in the English colony of NY, was the publisher and printer of New York Weekly Journal. His paper printed numerous articles critical of the English governor. Zenger was sent to jail and charged with seditious libel. He was put on trial and later acquitted in 1735. This case represents one of the most important events in the history of American journalism, and became a landmark for freedom of the press in the founding of the United States of America.




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