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By Donald A. Ritchie

In 60 essays, this quantity profiles American newshounds from colonial occasions to the present--reporters, editors, publishers, photographers, and broadcasters--whose careers mirrored significant advancements of their occupation and within the historical past of the us. 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 concerns and occasions in American heritage, from the yankee revolution via abolition, westward growth, the Civil warfare, the civil rights stream, immigration, and the women's flow, in addition to significant constitutional matters related to the 1st modification defense of freedom of the click. Biographies of recognized reporters, from Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine to Walter Cronkite and Rupert Murdoch, seem along a few who can be much less customary, reminiscent of Elias Boudinot, founding father of the 1st Cherokee language newspaper; Abraham Cahan, editor of the Jewish day-by-day Forward; and Daniel Craig, who within the 1830s used provider pigeons to ferry the scoop. different matters comprise Margaret eco-friendly Draper, the innovative printer; Claude Barnett, founding father of the linked Negro Press; photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White; warfare correspondent Ernie Pyle; and Allen Neuharth, founding father of USA Today. Illustrations, truth containers, and quotations from the topics themselves make this quantity an fundamental reference for college students of yank heritage in addition to a desirable read.

reporters profiled include:
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
crimson Smith
Edward R. Murrow
Walter Cronkite
Bernard Shaw
Cokie Roberts
Manuel de Dios Unanue
and plenty of extra

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