Coranto

In the 1620s, a new type of news publication was published in London, namely the Coranto. The Corantos were similar to earlier news-carrying pamphlets, but what sets them apart is their periodicity. The earlier news-pamphlets had reported the news, but did so long after the events had occurred. As opposed to this, the Corantos were published frequently and provided a continuous reporting of current events. Thus, the Coranto was the first news publication in England that involved serial and not isolated publication. The Coranto only reported foreign news. (J.K.)