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Notables in the Newspaper Business

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  • John Logan Power (1834 - 1901)
    John Power was born in Ireland and immigrated here in 1850. He founded the Jackson Daily News in 1860 and the Mississippi Standard in 1865. He published the Clarion for over twenty years and was also t...
  • George Alonzo McLean, Jr. (1904 - 1983)
    George McLean owned and directed the Tupelo Journal and founded several community development programs in northeast Mississippi.
  • Sidney Alroy Jonas (c.1838 - 1915)
    Editor of the Aberdeen, Mississippi Examiner Newspaper starting in 1876. Sidney Jonas was founder and editor of the Aberdeen Examiner. He served as a major in the Confederate Army and wrote the wel...
  • Robert Hiram Henry (1851 - 1931)
    Robert Henry, a journalist, owned and published the Jackson Clarion-Ledger for over fifty years. He was president of both the National and Mississippi Press Associations. Henry also served as state c...
  • Sarah Goddard (b. - 1770)
    Sarah Updike was born to wealth at Cocumscussoc plantation at the turn of the eighteenth century, the daughter of Ludowick and Abigail Newton Updike. Her great-grandfather was Richard Smith, friend o...

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).