Newspaper Row: Journalism in the Pre-Television Era

Herbert A. Kenny, Author Globe Pequot Press $0 (236p) ISBN 978-0-87106-772-2
The title is somewhat misleading, since this is essentially a history of the Boston Post, with observations about such other papers in the Hub City as the Globe, the Transcript and the Christian Science Monitor. Kenny was a reporter and editor for the Post for 23 years and later worked at the Globe, and his primary focus here is on the Post under Edwin Grozier from 1891 to 1924, when circulation rose to over 600,000, the largest in America. Grozier, a protege of Joseph Pulitzer, took his former employer's techniques to Boston. He also continued the Post's tradition of supporting Democrats in politics and the Irish proletarians against the Brahmans. He also won a Pulitzer Prize for his expose of financial manipulator Charles Ponzi. Illustrations not seen by PW. (October)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1987
Release date: 01/01/1987
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