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Journalists of the United States : biographical sketches of print and broadcast news shapers from the late 17th century to the present / by Robert B. Downs and Jane B. Downs.

By: Downs, Robert B. (Robert Bingham), 1903-1991.
Contributor(s): Downs, Jane B.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1991Description: vii, 391 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 089950549X (lib. bdg. : alk. paper); 9780899505497 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Journalists -- United States -- Biography | Journalism | United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Journalists of the United States.; Online version:: Journalists of the United States.DDC classification: 070/.92/273 | B Other classification: 05.33 Also issued online.
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PN4871 .D68 1991 (Browse shelf) Available 0000000778241

Includes bibliographical references (p. 375-376) and index.

Also issued online.

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Nearly 600 print and broadcast journalists from the 1600s to the present are profiled in this informative and affordable collection of biographical sketches. It will supplement the highly selective Dictionary of Literary Biography volumes on newspaper and magazine journalists and the Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Journalists ( LJ 6/1/86). It is rich in 18th and 19th century biography, but alas journalists of the ``present'' are only the most high-profile names. And even then, prominent persons such as Janet Chusmir and Katherine Fanning (mentioned only in the introduction), Nelson Poynter, John Sengstacke, etc., are omitted. Some entries run two pages, others are quite brief. The introduction contains short essays on censorship, women journalists, etc. Useful for ready reference, students can use this as a starting point for further historical research.-- Jo Cates, Northwestern Univ., Evanston, Ill. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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