American Journalists: Getting the Story (Oxford Profiles) by Donald A. Ritchie


By Donald A. Ritchie

In 60 essays, this quantity profiles American reporters from colonial instances to the present--reporters, editors, publishers, photographers, and broadcasters--whose careers mirrored significant advancements of their career and within the heritage of the USA. 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 matters and occasions in American heritage, from the yank revolution via abolition, westward enlargement, the Civil warfare, the civil rights circulate, immigration, and the women's flow, in addition to significant constitutional matters regarding the 1st modification security of freedom of the clicking. Biographies of famous reporters, from Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine to Walter Cronkite and Rupert Murdoch, look along a few who should be much less primary, corresponding to Elias Boudinot, founding father of the 1st Cherokee language newspaper; Abraham Cahan, editor of the Jewish day-by-day ahead; and Daniel Craig, who within the 1830s used provider pigeons to ferry the inside track. different matters contain Margaret eco-friendly Draper, the progressive printer; Claude Barnett, founding father of the linked Negro Press; photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White; struggle correspondent Ernie Pyle; and Allen Neuharth, founding father of united states this day. Illustrations, truth containers, and quotations from the themes themselves make this quantity an quintessential reference for college students of yank background in addition to a desirable learn. reporters profiled contain: 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 pink Smith Edward R. Murrow Walter Cronkite Bernard Shaw Cokie Roberts Manuel de Dios Unanue and plenty of extra

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On February 21, 1828, at New Echota (now part of Georgia), the first issue of the Cherokee Phoenix was published, with columns printed alternately in English and Cherokee. The weekly paper was edited by Elias Boudinot. He was born Galagina (which means “the Buck”) Oowatie (“in a lonely cabin, overspread by the forest oak”) in the mountains of the Cherokee Nation. The nation was then a vast territory covering portions of present-day Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Of all the southeastern Indian tribes, the Cherokees had adjusted most to the white community’s way of life.

Benjamin Franklin Bache and the Philadelphia Aurora. : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991. B E N J A M I N F R A N K L I N B A C H E • 4 5 Elias Boudinot JACKSONIAN ERA FOUNDER OF THE N AT I V E A M E R I C A N PRESS 4 6 • A M E R I C A N J O U R N A L I S T S A ware that the white community outside the Cherokee Nation could communicate by writing on paper, the Cherokee Indian silver craftsman Sequoyah set out to empower his people with their own alphabet. Breaking up Cherokee words into syllables, he created symbols for each one.

Only when the British evacuated the city did Margaret Draper stop printing. After 72 years of continuous publication, Boston’s first newspaper closed its doors. After she departed, Margaret Green Draper BORN May 3, 1727 Boston, Massachusetts DIED 1804 London, England AC C O M P L I S H M E N T S Publisher, Massachusetts Gazette and the Boston Weekly News-Letter (1774–76) her home and print shop were confiscated and sold by the new American government. Margaret Draper and John Howe sailed to Halifax.

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