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Newsmaker : Roy W. Howard: The Mastermind Behind the Scripps-Howard News Empire From the Gilded Age to
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Newsmaker follows the career of one of the most important American newspapermen of the twentieth century. Roy Howard rose to prominence at the height of newspapers’ power and became a leader in the evolution of print news starting in 1908 as head of the fledgling United Press (at age 25) through his tenure as chairman of the Scripps-Howard empire until 1952. As Howard expanded and modernized the business, he landed some of the most important scoops between World War I and the Korean War. A 1930 front-page New York Times article named him one of the 59 men who “rule” America. With exclusive, first-time access to thousands of previously unpublished documents in the privately held Howard family archives, and featuring a who's who of 20th century leaders and famous figures, author Patricia Beard opens a rich mine of stories from one of the most volatile periods in history as revealed by the head of a newspaper empire at a time when the press both made and broke the news.
Number of Pages: 339
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Publisher: Globe Pequot Pr
Author: Patricia Beard
Street Date: May 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-8547
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