The Tech (newspaper)
"The Tech", first published on November 16, 1881, is the oldest and largest campus newspaper at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technologyin Cambridge, Massachusetts. Editions are published on Tuesday and Friday throughout the academic year, daily during freshman orientation period, once a week during January, and occasionally over the summer. Printed copies are distributed throughout the MIT campus on the morning of publication.
"The Tech" became the first newspaper published on the
World Wide Web, as stated on its [http://www-tech.mit.edu/ webpage] : "The world's first newspaper on the Web, est. 1993." Earlier, StarText, the " Fort Worth Star-Telegram"'s videotex system which displayed newspaper content on computer screens, began in 1982 in Fort Worth, Texas(but did not go on the Internet until 1996). In 1987, the "Middlesex News" ( Framingham, Massachusetts) launched Fred the Computer, a single-line BBS system used to preview the next day's edition and later to organize the newspaper's past film reviews.
Nearly every published Tech is available online and most issues are accessible as
Phoenix Media/Communications Group, the publisher of the " Boston Phoenix". "The Tech's" archives are [http://www-tech.mit.edu/browse.html available online] .
*Karen W. Arenson - Education writer for "
The New York Times".
Simson Garfinkel- Writer for " Technology Review," "Wired," and the " Boston Globe".
*Arthur Hu - Writer for
Asian Week. His columns focused on affirmative action and the increasing number of Asian American students in the 1980s and were quoted by Thomas Sowell.
*Karen Kaplan - Science writer for the "
Los Angeles Times".
Larry Stark(pseudonym Charles Foster Ford) - Famed Boston theater critic. Stark started writing for "The Tech" in the years 1962-64. Stark's review of Arthur Kopit's "Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Momma's Hung You in the Closet, and I'm Feeling So Sad" in [http://www-tech.mit.edu/archives/VOL_083/TECH_V083_S0007_P007.pdf "The Tech" (February 13, 1963)]
Keith J. Winstein- Staff reporter for " The Wall Street Journal".
* [http://www-tech.mit.edu/ The Tech's website]
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