Rachael Scarborough King
Associate Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

Rachael Scarborough King is an associate professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her latest book is Writing to the World: Letters and the Origins of Modern Print Genres (2018).

Written by Rachael Scarborough King

Lloyds Coffee House, which eventually became Lloyds of London. Photo by Bettmann/Getty

Information and communication
Reddit, with wigs and ink

The first newspapers contained not high-minded journalism but hundreds of readers’ letters exchanging news with one another

Rachael Scarborough King