List of American print journalists
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This is a list of selected American print journalists.
19th-century print journalists
- Horace Greeley (1811–1872) – American newspaper editor, founder of the New York Tribune, reformer, politician, and opponent of slavery.
- Thomas Nast (1840–1902) – German-born American caricaturist and editorial cartoonist, the scourge of Boss Tweed and the Tamany Hall machine, and considered to be the "Father of the American Cartoon".
- Anne Newport Royall (1769–1854) – first female journalist in the U.S., first woman to interview a President, publisher and editor for Paul Pry (1831–36), and The Huntress (1836–54) in Washington, D.C.
20th-century print journalists
- Paul Y. Anderson (1893–1938) – American investigative journalist. Winner of Pulitzer Prize 1929. Headliners Club Award 1937.
- Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) – known especially for book on Eichmann trial
- Edna Lee Booker, foreign correspondent in China during the 30's and 40's
- Croswell Bowen (1905–1971) reporter for PM and The New Yorker during the 1940s and 1950s.
- Ben Bradlee (1921–present) – editor of the Washington Post at the time of the Watergate scandal
- C.P. Connolly (1863–1935) radical American investigative journalist associated for many years with Collier's Weekly
- Jack Fuller (1946–present) – editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune
- Martha Gellhorn (1908–1998) war correspondent
- Emily Hahn (1905–1997) – wrote extensively on China
- Pauline Kael (1919–2001) – Film critic for The New Yorker
- Frances Lewine (1921–2008) Associated Press White House Correspondent and president of the Women's National Press Club
- A.J. Liebling (1904–1963) American journalist closely associated with The New Yorker
- Walter Lippmann (1889–1974)
- George McElroy (1922–2006) – first black reporter for the Houston Post and first minority columnist of any newspaper in Houston
- H.L. Mencken (1880–1956) – essayist, critic, and editor of The Baltimore Sun
- Eldora Marie Bolyard Nuzum (1926–2004) – first female editor of a daily newspaper in WV, journalist, interviewer of U.S. Presidents
- Jerry Nason (1909–1986) – sports editor for "The Boston Globe" from 1942 to 1975. Covered the Boston Marathon for 50 consecutive years, in 1938 coined the phrase "Heartbreak Hill", when Connecticut native John Kelley was overtaken on the last hill of the Boston Marathon. A little know fact about Jerry Nason is that he was an artist. A talent caricaturist, and meticulous wood engraver.
- James ("Scotty") Reston (1909–1995) – political commentator for the New York Times
- Edward Said (1935–2003) – essayist, Palestinian American activist
- Harrison Salisbury (1908–1993) – first regular New York Times correspondent in Moscow after World War Two
- E. W. Scripps (1854–1926) – famed founder of the Scripps-Howard newspaper chain
- George Seldes (1890–1995) – American journalist, editor and publisher of In Fact
- Randy Shilts (1951–1994) – reporter for The Advocate and San Francisco Chronicle
- Agnes Smedley (1892–1950) journalist and writer known for her chronicling of the Chinese revolution
- Drue Smith (Unknown-2001) – print and broadcast journalist
- Edgar Snow (1905–1972) – journalist and writer, chronicled the Chinese revolution, especially in Red Star Over China
- I.F. Stone (1907–1989), investigative journalist, publisher of I.F. Stone's Weekly
- Anna Louise Strong (1885–1970) – pro-communist journalist and writer
- Hunter S. Thompson (1937–2005), creator of Gonzo journalism
- Theodore White (1915–1986), American reporter for Time (magazine) in China, 1939–1944; Making of the President
- Walter Winchell (1897–1972), American political columnist, radio broadcasterseries, 1960–
21st-century print journalists
- Andrew Alexander, former head of Cox News Service's Washington bureau and current ombudsman for the Washington Post
- Maria Hall-Brown
- Lloyd Grove, gossip columnist for the New York Daily News
- David Warsh (Gerald Loeb Award-winning journalist, published in both print and non-print media)
- David Gelles, reporter and journalist covering M&A for the The New York Times DealBook