By Donald A. Ritchie
In 60 essays, this quantity profiles American reporters from colonial occasions to the present--reporters, editors, publishers, photographers, and broadcasters--whose careers mirrored significant advancements of their occupation and within the heritage of the USA. In a speech to Newsweek correspondents in 1963, writer Philip Graham defined journalism as "the first tough draft of history." those newshounds faced and helped to form the dialogue of significant matters and occasions in American heritage, from the yankee revolution via abolition, westward growth, the Civil conflict, the civil rights flow, immigration, and the women's circulation, in addition to significant constitutional concerns concerning the 1st modification defense of freedom of the click. Biographies of famous newshounds, from Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine to Walter Cronkite and Rupert Murdoch, look along a few who can be much less typical, reminiscent of Elias Boudinot, founding father of the 1st Cherokee language newspaper; Abraham Cahan, editor of the Jewish day-by-day ahead; and Daniel Craig, who within the 1830s used provider pigeons to ferry the inside track. different topics comprise Margaret eco-friendly Draper, the innovative printer; Claude Barnett, founding father of the linked Negro Press; photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White; conflict correspondent Ernie Pyle; and Allen Neuharth, founding father of united states this day. Illustrations, truth bins, and quotations from the topics themselves make this quantity an essential reference for college students of yankee historical past in addition to a desirable learn. reporters profiled contain: Horace Greeley Frederick Douglass Mark Twain Thomas Nast Joseph Pulitzer Nellie Bly William Randolph Hearst Ida Wells-Barnett H. L. Mencken Dorothy Thompson Walter Winchell pink Smith Edward R. Murrow Walter Cronkite Bernard Shaw Cokie Roberts Manuel de Dios Unanue and plenty of extra
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Hamilton, in particular, found the Gazette a handy means of spreading his ideas, and he made sure that the Treasury Department gave Fenno its printing jobs. For a while even Secretary of State Jefferson gave Fenno orders for printing the laws. With such support, Fenno added the words “By Authority” to his masthead. This was a British custom suggesting that a paper was officially approved and supported by the government. The Federalists cheered Fenno’s paper. ” The Gazette defended the interests of “COMMERCE” and promoted establishment of “PUBLIC CREDIT,” using capital letters to highlight these chief ingredients of Hamilton’s programs.
S. Treasury to be held as credit for the Cherokee in return for their lands. The “Treaty Party,” as those who signed it were called, left for the west, but the great majority of AMERICAN JOURNALISTS Elias Boudinot BORN 1803 Cherokee Nation, Georgia DIED June 22, 1839 Indian Territory, Oklahoma E D U C AT I O N Foreign Mission School, Cornwall, Connecticut AC C O M P L I S H M E N T S Editor, Cherokee Phoenix (1828–32) E L I A S B O U D I N O T • 4 9 “There is, in Indian history, something very melancholy, and which seems to establish a mournful precedent for the future events of the sons of the forest.
American Journalists: Getting the Story (Oxford Profiles) by Donald A. Ritchie