When giants ruled : the story of Park Row, New York's great newspaper street /

Main Author: Turner, Hy B.
Corporate Author: EBSCOhost books.
Format: Online Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Fordham University Press, 1999.
Edition: 1st ed.
Series: Communications and media studies ; no. 2.
Online Access: Online version
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During the heyday of New York journalism, most of the city's newspapers--New York Sun, New York Herald, New-York Tribune, The New York Times, New York World, The Graphic, etc.--had offices in the same part of downtown New York, a part known as Park Row. In his readable account of the 90-year period from Benjamin Day's Sun in the 1830s to the tabloids of the 1920s, Turner looks at a roster of "giants" that includes names familiar to every student of journalism history: Day, the Bennetts, Greeley, Raymond, Dana, Pulitzer, Hearst, Ochs, Brisbane, Munsey, Patterson, MacFadden. Only the New York Post, The New York Daily News, and The New York Times still publish in New York, none on Park Row. The stories of these men are already well known, having been recited in most traditional histories of newspaper journalism--e.g., Frank Luther Mott's American Journalism (1945) and Edwin Emery and Henry Ladd Smith's The Press and America (1954). But Turner has included many details and stories that others understandably ignored, often relying on original sources, including the newspapers themselves. Endnotes are terse but useful. The bibliography is less useful than it might be, since it includes nearly every book written about newspaper journalism. Upper-division undergraduates; graduate students; professionals. R. Halverson; Arizona State University

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