The Ottawa Sun has an excerpt which I'm sure everyone has heard in one form or another:

Newspapers have been a source of news since 130 B.C. -- Before Christ, Before Caesar and Before Cronkite.

The earliest recorded daily journal is the Acta Diurna. Historians disagree over the genesis; some say the idea was Consul Publius Mucius Scaevola's, while others attribute it to Tiberius Sempronious Gracchus.

Acta Diurna was chiselled onto heavy stone tablets, which ruled out home delivery. Instead, the tablets were posted in public structures.

The tablets reported deaths, marriages, divorces, wars, speeches, legal decisions and political events.

... never heard the Acta being credited to anyone before. Any source?