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EAGLE-EYED NEWS-CATCHER

EAGLE-EYED NEWS-CATCHER

The EAGLE-EYED NEWS-CATCHER began its short career on 29 Apr. 1841. Published by Gage Mortimer Shipper and David L. Wood, it was seemingly inspired by Benjamin Day's successful New York Sun (1833) in every respect but price, going for $.03 instead of Day's revolutionary penny. Like the Sun, it was printed in a 3-column format on a small page, approx. 9" x 12". It also aspired to be a nonpartisan tribune of the common people. References in other papers raise the possibility that the News-Catcher may have been converted by Shipper into the DAILY MORNING NEWS within a few months of its inception.