Golden Age Of The Newspaper

Golden Age Of The Newspaper

by George H. Douglas

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313310775
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/30/1999
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile: 1290L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

GEORGE H. DOUGLAS is Professor of English at the University of Illinois. A Jersey native, his father was a long-time writer and editor at the Newark Evening News. As a boy Douglas was an inveterate visitor to the paper's city room and was awed by the roar of the rotary presses. He is the author of eleven books and many dozens of articles, mostly dealing with American literature and social history. Among his books are The Early Days of Radio Broadcasting, H. L. Mencken: Critic of American Life, All Aboard: The Railroad in American Life, Skyscraper Odyssey, and The Smart Magazines.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Penny Papers: The Printed Word for Democratic Man

The Quest for a Real Newspaper

Giants of a New Age: James Gordon Bennett and Horace Greeley

Newspapers Move West—Ferment in the South

The Civil War—The Indispensability of News

Dana and the New York Sun—The News Story as Art

Newspapers in the Gilded Age

Dangerous Crossroads: Pulitzer and Hearst

The Rise of the New York Times

Of Evenings, and Sundays, and Funnies, and Such

Newspaper Chains and Press Associations

Fantasy and Reality: The Newspaper Reporter

When the Women Marched in

The Newspaper Saga: From Our Town to Olympus

The Foreign Language Press

Tabloids

A Bright and Shining Moment

Bibliographic Essay

Index

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