Washington Herald

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The Washington Herald was an American daily newspaper in Washington, D.C., from October 8, 1906, to January 31, 1939.

History[edit]

The paper was founded in 1906 by Scott C. Bone, who had been managing editor of The Washington Post from 1888 until that paper was taken over by John Roll McLean in 1905.

Clinton T. Brainard, president of the McClure Newspaper Syndicate, bought the paper in 1913. William Randolph Hearst, who already owned the Washington Times, took over the paper in November 1922.[1][2] Though he consolidated the operations of the papers, they still published separately except for a joint Sunday edition.

Cissy Patterson was appointed editor by Hearst in 1930.[3]

The Herald was completely merged with the Washington Times in 1939. On February 1, 1939, the paper became known as the Washington Times-Herald. In 1954, it was purchased and merged with The Washington Post.

Fictional depictions[edit]

The Washington Herald appears as a fictional newspaper in the 1993 film The Pelican Brief and in the 2013 political drama series House of Cards.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ About The Washington herald. (Washington, D.C.) 1906-1939, chroniclingamerica, Retrieved 17 February 2014
  2. ^ (18 November 1922). Washington Herald Is a Hearst Newspaper, The Fourth Estate, p.2
  3. ^ Chambers, Deborah et al. Women and Journalism, p. 45 (Routledge 2013)
  4. ^ "Debating ‘House of Cards’: What the Show Gets Right and Wrong About Journalism". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 March 2013.