Press, The

Press, The

 

the aggregate of mass periodical publications; newspapers and journals.

The term “the press” at first referred to general political periodical publications intended for the mass reader. Connected with this concept was the derivation of the term from the name of the mass newspaper, La Presse, first published in Paris in 1836. The French word presse, from the Latin presso (“I press”), reflected the basis of the printing process: the transfer of ink by pressing a form onto paper and the potential for the production of multiple copies. As periodicals developed and became diversified, groups of mass periodical publications were established for specialized purposes, such as the scholarly press; with specialized content, for example the sports press; and for a specialized readership, such as the young people’s press.

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Father had been politely abused in the capitalist press, the tone of the abuse being to the effect that it was a pity so great a scientist should leave his field and invade the realm of sociology, about which he knew nothing and wherein he had promptly become lost.
In this press, the papers in a long, long suit, which accumulated for years, were deposited.
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Complaining about the press, the journalist Fred Barnes has written, is like whining about the weather.
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In a more recent rebuild, the old four-nip press was refitted with a new SymBelt shoe press nip in the 3rd press, the 4th press was replaced with dryers, and the small bottom rolls in the dryer section were replaced with larger ones.
There are other factors in the equation as well, of course: Clinton's own missteps and miscalculations, the post-vietnam, post-Watergate cynicism of the press, the tabloidization of the mainstream media.
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