By Alexis Meier
On December 9, 1793, The American Minerva was first published. Founded by Noah Webster, The American Minerva was the first daily newspaper in New York. It was a pro-federalist newspaper created to combat French influences on American media. The paper contained letters defending the Jay’s Treaty. The Jay’s Treaty was a treaty to resolve issues left between the U.S. and Britain after The Treaty of Paris of 1783. The name American Minerva was short lived. Following a series of name changes, which included the Commercial Advertiser and New York Globe, the paper was purchased in 1923 by Frank Munsey and merged into the New York Sun.