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Notables in the Newspaper Business

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  • Hannah Bunce Watson (1749 - 1807)
    The First Lady of Connecticut Newspapers, Hannah Bunce Watson Hannah Bunce Watson (28 December 1749 – 27 September 1807) was a newspaper publisher from the U.S. state of Connecticut, whose...
  • Ann Franklin (1696 - 1763)
    America's first female newspaper editor. Upon the death of her husband James, she inherited his newspaper, the Rhode Island Almanack. biography From August 22 1762: Ann Franklin takes over as Edito...
  • James Franklin (1697 - 1738)
    Printer- trained younger brother Ben in the printing business. Died at 41 years of age, leaving the business to his wife and son. -------------------- biography From The Medford Historical Regi...
  • Helen G. Bonfils (1889 - 1972)
    Find a Grave Birth: 1889 Death: Jun. 6, 1972 Colorado, USA BUSINESS WOMAN, SOCIALITE, PHILANTHROPIST Helen youngest of two daughters, Frederick G. Bonfils and Belle B Bonfils born in 1889, at...
  • Frederick Gilmer Bonfils (1860 - 1933)
    Find a Grave Birth: Dec. 21, 1860 Troy Lincoln County Missouri, USA Death: Feb. 2, 1933 Denver Denver County Colorado, USA Newspaper Publisher. After working in banking and real estate, he move...

Notables in the Newspaper Business

Famous Newspapers



  • 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).