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The print medium that offers “the most recent topical events in quickest regular succession to the widest public” (Emil Dovifat). Newspapers became a mass product as society became industrialized. It was only after the First World War that they had to contend with significant competition from any other medium, and then in particular from the radio. Some 4,200 newspapers existed in Germany before 1914, and their numbers decreased during the war by just one thousand. The medium was soon …

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Bohrmann, Hans, “Newspapers”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2015

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