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Notables in the Newspaper Business

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  • Sir George Brown (1818 - 1880)
    George Brown Canadian Statesman, Journalist. In 1837 he emigrated from his native Scotland to New York City, New York, where after a five year stay he settled in Toronto, Ontario. In 1844 he founde...
  • Harry Stevenson Southam (1875 - 1954)
  • Sidney Edwards Morse (1794 - 1871)
    Sidney Edwards Morse (7 February 1794 Charlestown, Massachusetts - 24 December 1871 New York City) was a U.S. inventor, geographer and journalist. He was the brother of telegraphy pioneer and painter...
  • William Tappan Thompson (1812 - 1882)
    William Tappan Thompson (August 31, 1812 – March 24, 1882) was an American writer who co-founded the Savannah Morning News in the 1850s, known then as the Daily Morning News. One of his most n...
  • Isaac Erwin Avery (1871 - 1904)
    Judge Avery has had eleven children, among them being Isaac Erwin Avery, the brilliant local editor of the Charlotte Observer, whose untimely death in 1904 was lamented throughout the entire State. s...

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).