The modern world of journalism and news is a competitive one. To attract readers, newspapers publishing in the same places try to appear unique. Some, like this edition of the New York Post rely on sensationalized headlines and lurid stories to try to catch the reader's eye. Others increasingly utilized a good funny page in the form of a comic strip which gave newspapers great appeal and helped build reader loyalty, such as the one displayed here from the 1880s by Eusebio Planas.
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