Today in media history: landmark freedom of the press case decided

Four events that happened on this date and a trivia question.

August 4, 1735
The first landmark freedom of the press case, "Crown v. John Peter Zenger," is decided.

August 4, 1821
The Saturday Evening Post is published for the first time. Its publication roots can be traced back to Benjamin Franklin.

August 4, 1914
The media reports on Britain's declaration of war against Germany. Early newsreels covered the story of World War One.

August 4, 1987
The Federal Communications Commission abolishes the Fairness Doctrine.

Media History Trivia  
In what year was Instagram launched?


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