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A list of the news outlets of the era

There were three popular types of news outlets during the Georgian era:

  • Newspapers

  • Pamphlets

  • Satirical Prints

Each of these had its own function and target audience.

While they could be purchased from merchants and shopkeepers, the most common way to nab the latest news was at the local coffeehouse where one could read for free and promptly gossip about the contents with friends.

To know just what was featured in each of these, as well as to learn more about coffeehouses, check out these resources:

English Heritage's Satire and Scandal: Media of the 18th century

Golden Romance Research: News, Gossip, and Marriage Ads: Newspapers in the 18th century

Golden Romance Research: Coffeehouses and Tearooms of the 18th century

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