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Notables in the Newspaper Business

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  • Henry Clay Meredith (1843 - 1882)
    Henry Clay Meredith established the Cambridge City Tribune in Indiana before becoming a partner with his father in raising pedigreed livestock; he married Virginia Claypool, the daughter of Austin B. a...
  • Daniel Victor Meekins (1897 - 1964)
    Daniel Victor Meekins, newspaper editor and publisher, sheriff, postmaster, and county official, was born at Sunnyside on the northern end of Roanoke Island, the son of Daniel and Rowena Homer Meekin...
  • Benjamin Mosby McKelway (1895 - 1976)
    Benjamin Mosby McKelway was a reporter for The Washington Star. Benjamin Mosby McKelway, newspaperman, was born in Fayetteville of Scottish ancestry. His father was Alexander Jeffrey McKelway, Pres...
  • Frank Manly (1869 - 1947)
    Frank Manly jointly owned the African American newspaper, the Wilmington Record with his brother Alex. The Manly brothers became a target of the Democratic Party in the 1898 political campaign, parti...
  • Alex Manly (1866 - 1944)
    Alex Manly was born near Raleigh in 1866. Family tradition maintains that his father was Charles Manly, who served as governor of North Carolina from 1849 to 1851. There is some confusion about Manly...

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).