List of American print journalists

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This is a list of selected American print journalists, including some of the more notable figures of 20th-century newspaper and magazine journalism.

19th-century print journalists[edit]

  • Philip Alexander Bell (1808–1886) – abolitionist; founder and editor of The Colored American, The Pacific Appeal, and The San Francisco Elevator
  • Susan E. Dickinson (1842–1915) – Civil War correspondent, noted for her articles about the coal mining industry, suffrage, and women's rights
  • William Lloyd Garrison (1805–1809) – editor of the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator
  • Horace Greeley (1811–1872) – newspaper editor, founder of the New York Tribune, reformer, politician, opponent of slavery
  • Thomas Nast (1840–1902) – German-born American caricaturist and editorial cartoonist' the scourge of Boss Tweed and the Tammany Hall machine' considered to be the "father of the American cartoon"
  • Anne Newport Royall (1769–1854) – first female journalist in the United States; first woman to interview a president; publisher and editor for Paul Pry (1831–1836) and The Huntress (1836–54) in Washington, D.C.
  • Ida B. Wells (1862–1931) – investigative journalist and reformer, noted for investigating lynching in the United States

19th-century and 20th-century print journalists[edit]

20th-century print journalists[edit]

21st-century print journalists[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Mckerns, Joseph. Biographical Dictionary of American Journalism (1989)
  • Paneth, Donald. Encyclopedia of American Journalism (1983)
  • Vaughn, Stephen L., ed. Encyclopedia of American Journalism (2007)