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]

  • Martha E. Cram Bates (1839–1905) – American writer, journalist, newspaper editor; co-organizer/president of the Michigan Woman's Press Association; associate editor of the Grand Traverse Herald; writer for the Evening Record and the Detroit Tribune; oldest, continuous, newspaper correspondent in Michigan
  • 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
  • Barbara Galpin (1855–1922) – American journalist; affiliated for 25 years with the Somerville Journal, serving as compositor, proof reader, cashier, editor woman's page and assistant manager
  • 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
  • Eliza Trask Hill (1840–1908) – American activist, journalist, philanthropist; founder, editor, Woman's Voice and Public School Champion, an organ of the Protestant Independent Women Voters
  • 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.
  • Rowena Granice Steele (1824–1901) – American performer, author, newspaper journalist, editor, publisher; contributor to The Golden Era, co-founder of The Pioneer , assistant editor of the San Joaquin Valley Argus, editor and proprietor of the Budget
  • Henry James Ten Eyck (1856–1887) – editor of Albany Evening Journal.
  • Jeannette Walworth (pen names, "Mother Goose" and "Ann Atom"; 1835–1918) — American journalist, novelist; contributor to The Continent and The Commercial Appeal
  • Ida B. Wells (1862–1931) – American investigative journalist and reformer, noted for investigating lynching in the United States
  • Rosa Louise Woodberry (1869–1932) – American journalist, educator; on staff with The Augusta Chronicle and the Savannah Press

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)