What was advertised in the newspapers around the time of the Black Death?
I dont believe there were newspapers then, because that took place around the 1400s. But if there was, Im sure death count and things about the royal family was posted.
The Black Death struck Europe in 1348, however the term "Black Death" was not used until the 16th Century, when it was coined by Danish & Swedish chroniclers. "Black" is corresponded with 'terrible' and 'dreadful,' and since the plague was terrible and dreadful (Black) and killed lots of people (Death), it came to be known as the Black Death.