This resource presents sound capsule biographies of American journalism for use by journalism history buffs, students, and scholars. It includes over 200 important newspaper and other media figures from the early muckrakers and pioneers of crusading reformers to contemporary journalists. Included are famous journalists—and some virtually forgotten—with a brief but comprehensive assessment of the work they did and the contributions they made as they reported the events and activities of the past century. This is an excellent resource for scholars and resource for journalism history courses.
S. L. Harrison is a former newspaper reporter and the author of several other books. A former public affairs fellow at Stanford University, he is the editor of Menckeniana, a quarterly journal. He lives in Miami, Florida.