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Notables in the Newspaper Business

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  • Jacob Dewey (J.D.) Gortatowsky (1886 - 1964)
    Born in Albany, Ga. in 1855, Jake Gortatowsky would rise from a young reporter for the Albany Herald to the highest levels of American business and join the upper levels of the American celebrity class...
  • Richard Hildreth (1807 - 1865)
    Richard Hildreth (June 28, 1807 – July 11, 1865), was an American journalist, author and historian. He is best known for writing his six-volume History of the United States of America covering...
  • Andrew Heiskell (1915 - 2003)
    Andrew Heiskell, 87, a Former Chairman of Time Inc. and a Civic Leader, Dies By MICHAEL T. KAUFMAN Andrew Heiskell, a former chairman of Time Inc. and a philanthropist whose efforts at civic improv...
  • H. G. de Lisser (1878 - 1944)
    Herbert George de Lisser CMG (9 December 1878 – 19 May 1944) was a Jamaican journalist and author. He has been called "one of the most conspicuous figures in the history of West Indian literat...
  • Samuel Irving Newhouse, Sr. (1895 - 1979)
    . Samuel Irving Newhouse, Sr. (May 24, 1895 – August 29, 1979) was an American broadcasting businessman, magazine and newspaper publisher. He was the founder of Advance Publications. Content...

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).