American Newspaper Columnist

American Newspaper Columnist

by Sam G. Riley
     
 

The figure of the newspaper columnist, which emerged in America in the mid-nineteenth century, plays a key role in modern newspapers. Columnists nowadays add a decidedly personal touch to the newspapers in which they appear—an important consideration in an increasingly impersonal, corporate, no-nonsense medium. This volume provides the most complete look

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The figure of the newspaper columnist, which emerged in America in the mid-nineteenth century, plays a key role in modern newspapers. Columnists nowadays add a decidedly personal touch to the newspapers in which they appear—an important consideration in an increasingly impersonal, corporate, no-nonsense medium. This volume provides the most complete look available at the emergence of the columnist and at who the leading columnists have been from the Civil War era to the present. In total, 780 columnists and their work are examined chronologically—according to when their columns first appeared—within several categories: early (1800s), humor, column poets, syndicated political, other syndicated, local, and minority.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275958671
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/1998
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
1340L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Beginnings: Columnists of the 1800s1
2Humor Columnists11
3Column Poetry47
4The Pundits: America's Syndicated Political Columnists79
5Other Syndicated Columnists133
6Local Columnists155
7Minority Columnists - Critical Mass at Last195
Selected Bibliography219
Index229

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