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The Pacific mission press

Volume 4, Issue 1

November, 1997

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Cass, P. (1997). The Pacific mission press. Pacific Journalism Review, 4(1): 105-114.
Author(s): Philip Cass
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November, 1997

The missions were the first to bring printing presses to the region and usually the first to establish a newspaper in the various islands. Despite their limited circulations, church newspapers are still important because of their role in preserving local languages and because of their historical function.