In the mid-1880’s the printing machine was invented. Information could then be published and distributed on a wider scale than ever before. Multiple newspapers would appear in a town. In order to gain the attention of readers, some of the newspapers would print scandalous stories and comic strips. By the end of the 1920’s there were more than 2500 different daily newspapers being printed across the country. As technology advanced and the radio became popular, the newspaper industry was weakened but it has yet to be abolished completely.