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 U.S.. In a speech to Newsweek correspondents in 1963, writer Philip Graham defined journalism as "the first tough draft of history." those reporters faced and helped to form the dialogue of significant concerns and occasions in American heritage, from the yankee revolution via abolition, westward enlargement, the Civil battle, the civil rights circulate, immigration, and the women's move, 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 might be much less time-honored, resembling 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 service pigeons to ferry the scoop. different matters contain Margaret eco-friendly Draper, the progressive printer; Claude Barnett, founding father of the linked Negro Press; photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White; conflict correspondent Ernie Pyle; and Allen Neuharth, founding father of united states at the present time. Illustrations, truth containers, and quotations from the topics themselves make this quantity an vital reference for college kids of yank historical past 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 crimson Smith Edward R. Murrow Walter Cronkite Bernard Shaw Cokie Roberts Manuel de Dios Unanue and lots of extra

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The conspirators had been part of a secret band, all of whom had lost family on the Trail of Tears. They had sworn revenge on those who had given away their ancestral lands without their consent. Boudinot fell victim to his zeal for preserving his people, his friend Worcester lamented. ” F U RT H E R R E A D I N G Collier, John. The Indians of the Americas: The Long Hope. New York: New American Library, 1947. Debo, Angie. A History of the Indians of the United States. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1970.

One cannot write fast in Cherokee,” he commented. He was also proofreader and business manager for the paper. Boudinot and Samuel Worcester further collaborated in producing the first Cherokee hymn book and Cherokee editions of the New Testament gospels. Boudinot devoted many of his editorials to the need for temperance. He saw liquor destroying Indians and causing violence in the community. “Among us, it has been a wide spreading evil,” he wrote in the Phoenix. “It has cost us lives and a J O U R N A L I S T S train of troubles.

Tagg, James. 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.

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