The Last Editor

The Last Editor


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The Last Editor by Jim Bellows, Jim Bellows, James G. Bellows

The Last Editor is the memoir of Jim Bellows, the editor whose David-and-Goliath battles changed the face of the newspaper business. Bellows struggled to save major competitors of America's three most powerful newspapers: the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. In doing so, he developed major talent from rough cuts and brought a new generation of writers to the mainstream press.

The Last Editor is a unique memoir of a man who loved a fight--highlighted with commentary from his colleagues in letters and sidebars from the biggest names in media. Sidebars from Wolfe, Ben Bradlee, Art Buchwald, Katherine Graham, Mary McGrory, William Safire, just to name a few, and 16 pages of black-and-white photos, provide behind-the-scenes insights to the triumphs and controversies of the man who shaped the industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780740719011
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2002
Series: Hungry Traveler Ser.
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 4.26(w) x 6.26(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

 During his career at the New York Herald Tribune, the Washington Star, and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Bellows challenged such major competitors as the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times.

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The Last Editor 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've never been a reporter, but have written 800 magazine articles, so have a cousin's sense of life in the newspaper family. This book makes everyone with writer's blood wish they had worked for Bellows--and it explains why so many publications are mediocre. The writing itself is as good as any of the stars Bellows has famously shepherded, full of lots of fun sidebars from same. It's also a grand tour of the journalism pop culture of the past 4 decades.
Guest More than 1 year ago
------------note--------------- In the review I submitted yesterday about the new James Bellows book, I meant to say, in refering to newspapers where he had worked, The New York HERALD TRIBUNE (NOT the N Y 'World') A minor correction, but perhaps worth noting