How the Media Would Have Covered Columbus’s Discovery of the New World

Today, the nation celebrates the life of Christopher Columbus, a man who stumbled upon the Caribbean by accident and brutalized the people he found there. Hooray for Columbus!

There were no newspapers, websites, or blogs back in Columbus’s day — no media at all, unless you count Drunk Guy Yelling Local Rumors as media. But if there were, this is probably how they would have covered the explorer’s momentous discovery. 

How the Media Would Have Covered Columbus