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The yellow kids : foreign correspondents in the heyday of yellow journalism / Joyce Milton.

By: Milton, Joyce.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Harper & Row, c1989Edition: 1st ed.Description: xix, 412 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0060161159; 9780060161156.Subject(s): Press -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Press -- United States -- Influence -- History -- 19th century | Foreign correspondents -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Journalistic ethics -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Journalism -- Objectivity -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Spanish-American War, 1898 | Klondike River Valley (Yukon) -- Gold discoveries | Cuba -- History -- Revolution, 1895-1898Additional physical formats: Online version:: Yellow kids.DDC classification: 071/.3/09034 LOC classification: PN4864 | .M55 1989
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-402)

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Milton's book mainly chronicles the exploits of reporters during the Spanish-American War when ``yellow journalism'' flourished. Spurred by a circulation battle between William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal and Joseph Pulitzer's New York World , reporters, including Richard Harding Davis, Frederick Remington, Stephen Crane, George Rea, and Harry Scovel, sneaked in and out of Cuba, sometimes as rebels, sometimes as spies, but always creating their own stories and becoming the news themselves as they were arrested, thrown out, or killed in battle. The Pulitzer-Hearst rivalry remains the most insightful and entertaining slice of this era. This story is also told in W.A. Swanberg's Citizen Hearst ( LJ 8/61), but Milton provides the reporters' perspective. Recommended.-- Melinda Stivers Leach, Precision Editorial Svces., Wondervu, Col. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


A carefully documented account of the time from 1895 to c. 1900, when reporters, not editors, were the stars of the newspaper business--the "yellow-kid correspondents" of the New York papers owned by Hearst and Pulitzer: Stephen Crane, George Rea, Ralph Paine, Richard Harding Davis, Poultney Bigelow, and Sylvester "Harry" Scovel, the most influential and colorful of them all. The author focuses on Scovel, using new information from the papers of Scovel and Arthur Brisbane. The newsmen's work in Cuba during the Spanish-American War for their papers and for the US government is treated in lucid detail extensively and fairly. Included are accounts of the blowing up of the Maine, the Rough Riders' charge at San Juan heights, and the newspaper feud between Hearst and Pulitzer. Appropriate for all levels of academic libraries. -C. M. Leder, Mott Community College

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