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Notables in the Newspaper Business

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  • Bob Atwood (1907 - 1997)
    Robert Bruce "Bob" Atwood (March 31, 1907 – January 10, 1997) was the long-time editor and publisher of the Anchorage Times, and a proponent of Alaska statehood.
  • Frank Gannett (1876 - 1957)
    Frank Ernest Gannett (September 15, 1876 – December 3, 1957) was an American publisher who founded the media corporation Gannett Company, Inc. He began his career in 1906 as half owner of the ...
  • Valentin J Peter (1875 - 1960)
    Valentin J. Peter (1875–1960) was a Bavarian-born publisher of a German language newspaper called the Omaha Tribüne and the president of the Nebraska chapter of the National German-Am...
  • John Wien Forney (1817 - 1881)
    Who was the first Republican Secretary of the Senate? Who is the only Secretary to have previously served as Clerk of the House? Which Secretary conducted an active newspaper publishing business while ...
  • Elizabeth "Betty" Grace Phillipson/Nash (1921 - 2002)
    Note: Please read the tribute written for Betty by Jack Sanders. Link :

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).