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Notables in the Newspaper Business

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  • Major Robert H. Glass (CSA) (1822 - 1896)
    When the American Civil War (1861–1865) broke out, Glass initially worked to try to help keep Virginia from seceding. However, after the state did so, Robert Henry Glass served, initially, in the Virgi...
  • Harold Flint Trufant, I (1909 - 1969)
    His wife called him Heck...a nick name he picked up possibly in the Army when he served in Hawaii. He appeared in his bosses book " Put it on the front page,Please!" by John Henry cutler (1960). He wor...
  • Charles Gordon Dobbins (1908 - 1988)
    Charles Gordon Dobbins (1908-1988) was a journalist and educator who is best remembered for espousing moderately liberal views in his writings. Notably, Dobbins spoke out against lynching, poll taxes, ...
  • Neil O. Davis (1914 - 2000)
    Neil Owen Davis (1914-2000) was the owner and publisher of two small weekly newspapers—the Lee County Bulletin and the Tuskegee News. He is best remembered for his editorials during the civil rights er...
  • James Buford Boone, Jr. (1938 - d.)
    In 1968 James Buford "Jim" Boone Jr. purchased a controlling interest in Tuscaloosa Newspapers Inc. and took over as publisher and president. His father continued as chairman of the board of the newspa...

Notables in the Newspaper Business

Famous Newspapers


  • Samira al-Fayed (Khashoggi) was a Saudi Arabian influential, progressive author of several books as well as the owner and editor-in chief of Alsharkiah magazine.
  • Aatos Erkko (1932 –2012) was a Finnish newspaper editor, third generation newspaper publisher, and the main owner of the Sanoma Corporation and the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.
  • Eljas Erkko, father to Aatos Erkko. In addition, he was the Foreign Secretary of Finland in 1939, negotiated with the Soviets, did not submit to their demands, which lead to the full-blown attack by the Soviets, the Winter War which Finland endured.
  • William Randolph Hearst American newspaper magnate and leading newspaper publisher
  • Rupert Murdoch Australian-American business magnate. He is the founder and Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, the world's second-largest media conglomerate.
  • Adolph Simon Ochs American newspaper publisher and former owner of The New York Times
  • Arthur Sulzberger.
  • Kerry Packer Succeeding his father Sir Frank Packer, Kerry was the owner of the leading Australian Publishing Company (ACP) and the Nine Television Network. One of the most influential men in Australia. Kerry Packer


  • Julian Assange Australian journalist, publisher, and Libertarian. He is best known as the spokesperson and editor in chief for WikiLeaks.

Correspondents /Journalists

  • Christopher Hitchens English-American author and journalist whose books, essays, and journalistic career span more than four decades.
  • Thomas Friedman Pulitzer Prize winning journalist for The New York Times.
  • Christiane Amanpour Chief international correspondent at CNN, where she worked for 27 years. Forbes magazine named her one of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women in the world.
  • Cokie Roberts American Emmy Award-winning journalist and writes a weekly column syndicated by United Media in newspapers around the United States.
  • Alexander Cockburn Irish American political journalist and writer. Cockburn was brought up in Ireland but had lived and worked in the United States since 1972. Together with Jeffrey St. Clair, he edited the political newsletter CounterPunch. Cockburn also wrote the "Beat the Devil" column for The Nation as well as one for The Week in London, syndicated by Creators Syndicate.


Kluger, Richard. The Paper: The Life and Death of the New York Herald Tribune. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY, c. 1986.


(This project is a sub-project in Master Press Project to be developed later. This is a draft, and a work in progress).