Milestones of American Press History

ab 24,90 

Heinz-Dietrich Fischer

Selected Writings by Pulitzer Prize Laureates

ISBN 978-3-643-91380-7
Band-Nr. 25
Jahr 2021
Seiten 224
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Pulitzer Prize Panorama


This volume presents in compact form main persons and press
organs in the history of the American media system,
described by Pulitzer Prize Winners. There are personality
profiles of press tycoons like Joseph Pulitzer, William
Randolph Hearst and Henry Luce as key figures. There are
other press founders like Alexander Hamilton, creator of the
`New York Evening Post‘, or Henry Raymond who established
the `New York Times‘. There also are sketches about
originally bankrupt newspapers sold at auctions and became
successful under new publishers, like the `New York World‘
or the `Washington Post‘. Other chapters cover
high-circulation publications as exemplified by the `Ladies‘
Home Journal‘ or `Time‘ magazine. In addition, several early
stages of news distribution in the United States are told as
well as basic press philosophies by starjournalists like
Walter Lippmann.

Heinz-Dietrich Fischer, EdD, PhD, is
Professor Emeritus at the Ruhr-University of Bochum,