Histories of Individual Newspapers

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Abramoske, Donald J.  “The Chicago Daily News: A Business History, 1875-1901.” PhD dissertation, University of Chicago, 1963.

Acheson, Sam.  35,000 Days in Texas: A History of the Dallas News and Its Forbears.  New York: Macmillan, 1938.

Andrews, J. Cutler.  Pittsburgh’s Post Gazette.  Boston: Chapman and Grimes, 1936.

Angelo, Frank.  On Guard: A History of the Detroit Free Press.  Detroit: The Free Press, 1981.

Ashton, Wendell W.  Voice in the West: The Biography of a Pioneer Newspaper.  New York: Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, 1950.  (Salt Lake City Desert News)

Baehr, Harry W., Jr.  The New York Tribune Since the Civil War.  New York: Dodd, 1936.

Baker,  Thomas H. The Memphis Commercial Appeal: The History of a Southern Newspaper. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1971.

Barrett, James W.  The End of The World: A Post Mortem.  New York: Harper and Bros., 1931.

Beebe, Lucius.  Comstock Commotion: The Story of the Territorial Enterprise.  Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1954. (Nevada)

Bell, Earl L., and Kenneth C. Crabbe.  The Augusta Chronicle: Indomitable Voice of Dixie, 1785-1960.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1960.

Berger, Meyer.  The Story of the New York Times, 1851-1951.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1951.

Berges, Marshall.  The Life and Times of Los Angeles.  New York: Atheneum, 1984.  (LA Times)

Binzen, Peter.  Nearly Everybody Read It: Snapshots of the Philadelphia Bulletin.  Philadelphia: Camino Books, 1997.

Bloom, Robert L.  “The Philadelphia North American, A History 1834-1925.”  PhD dissertation, Columbia University, 1952.

Boylan, James, ed.  The World and the Twenties: The Golden Years of New York’s Legendary Newspaper.  New York: Dial Press, 1973.  (NY World)

Bray, Howard.  The Pillars of the Post: The Making of a News Empire in Washington.  New York: Norton, 1984. (Washington Post)

Brandt, J. Donald.  A History of Gannett, 1906-1993.  Arlington, VA: Gannett, 1993.

Brown, Russell K.  “Augusta’s Other Voice: James Gardener and the Constitutionalist.”  Georgia Historical Quarterly 85 (2001): 592-607.

Bushnell, Scott M.  Hard News, Heartfelt Opinions: A History of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007.

Byrnes, Garrett D., and Charles H. Spilman.  The Providence Journal, 150 Years.  Providence: Journal Company, 1980.

Canham, Erwin D.  Commitment to Freedom: The Story of the Christian Science Monitor. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1958.

Cappon, Lester J., and Stella F. Duff.  Virginia Gazette Index, 1736-1780.  2 vols.  Williamsburg, VA: Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1950.

Chamberlin, Joseph E.  The Boston Transcript: A History of Its First Hundred Years.  Boston, 1930.  

Chaplin, George.  Presstime in Paradise: The Life and Times of the Honolulu Advertiser, 1856-1995.  Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1998.

Chapman, John.  Tell it to Sweeney: An Informal History of the New York Daily News.  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1961.

Clairborne, Jack.  The Charlotte Observer: Its Time and Place, 1869-1986.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1986.

Cohen, Hennig.  The South Carolina Gazette.  Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1953.

Cohen, Lester.  The New York Graphic: The World’s Zaniest Newspaper.  Philadelphia: Chilton, 1964.

Conrad, Will C., et al.  The Milwaukee Journal: The First Eighty Years.  Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1964.

Cortissoz, Royal.  The New York Herald Tribune: Incidents and Personalities in Its History.  New York, 1923.

Dabney, Thomas.  One Hundred Great Years: The Story of the Times-Picayune.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1944.

Dante, Harris L.  “The Chicago Tribune‘s Lost Years, 1865-1874.”  Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 58 (Summer 1965).

Davis, Elmer.  History of the New York Times, 1851-1921.  New York: New York Times, 1921.

Davis, Henry R.  Half a Century with the Providence Journal.  Providence: The Journal Company, 1904.

Downie, Jr., Leonard.  All About the Story: News, Power, Politics and the Washington Post.  New York: Public Affairs Press, 2020.

Drummond, William J. Prison Truth: The Story of the San Quentin News. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2020.

Dyar, Ralph E.  News for an Empire: The Story of the Spokesman-Review of Spokane, Washington.  Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Printers, 1952.

Elliot, Robert N., Jr.  The Raleigh Register, 1799-1863.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1955.

Ewert, Walter E.  “The History of the Chicago Inter Ocean, 1872-1914.” MA thesis, Northwestern University, 1940.

Farrar, Haywood.  The Baltimore Afro-American, 1892-1950.  Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1998.

Firebaugh, Dorothy File.  “The Sacramento Union: Voice of California, 1851-1875.”  Journalism Quarterly 30 (Summer 1953): 321-330.

Friedricks, William B.  Covering Iowa: The History of the Des Moines Register and Tribune Company, 1849-1985.  New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 1991.

Friedricks, William B. “The Newspaper that Captured a State: A History of the Des Moines Register, 1849-1985.”  Annals of Iowa 54 (Fall 1995): 303-337.

Fowler, Gene.  Timberline.  New York: Covici, Friede, 1933.  (Denver Post)

Frasca, Ralph.  The Rise and Fall of the Saturday Globe.  Selinsgrove, PA: Sesquehanna University Press, 1992.  (Utica, NY)

Friedrichs, William B.  Covering Iowa: The History of the Des Moines Register and Tribune Company, 1849-1985.  Ames: Iowa State University Press, 2000.

Fuller, Linda K.  The Christian Science Monitor: An Evolving Experiment in Journalism. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2011.

Gambee, Budd Leslie.  “Frank Leslie and His Illustrated Newspaper, 1855-1860.”  PhD dissertation, University of Michigan, 1963.

Garfrerick, Beth H.  “A History of Weekly Community Newspapers in the United States: 1900 to 1980.”  PhD dissertation, University of Alabama, 2009. 

Garza, Melita M. “Pine Straw in an Evil Wind: A Study of James Boyd and the Pilot of Southern Pines, NC, 1941-1944.” American Journalism 29:1 (2012): 85-113.

Gottlieb, Rovert, and Irene Wolt.  Thinking Big: The Story of the Los Angeles Times, Its Publishers, and Their Influence on Southern California.  New York: Putnam, 1977.

Grieve, Victoria M. “Advocacy Journalism, Labor Feminism, and the Timber Worker, 1936-1940.” Journalism History48:1 (2022): 19-40.

Hart, Jack.  The Information Empire: The Rise of the Los Angeles Times and the Times Mirror Corporation.  Washington DC: University Press of America, 1981.

Hart, Jim A.  A History of the St. Louis Globe Democrat.  Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1961.

Haskell, Harry.  Boss-Busters and Sin Hounds: Kansas City and Its Star.  Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2007.

Haskins, Faye.  The Evening Star: The Rise and Fall of a Great Washington Newspaper.  Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2020.

Havas, John M.  “Commerce and Calvinism: The Journal of Commerce, 1827-65.”  Journalism Quarterly 38 (Winter 1961): 84-86.

Hill, Frederic B., and Stephens Broening, eds.  The Life of Kings: The Baltimore Sun and the Golden Age of the American Newspaper.  Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2016.

Holly, Janice E. “Irving Lowens and the ‘Washington Star’: The Vision, the Demise.”  PhD dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park, 2007.

Hooker, Richard.  The Story of an Independent Newspaper.  New York: Macmillan, 1924. (Springfield, Mass., Republican)

Hosokawa, Bill.  Thunder in the Rockies: The Incredible Denver Post.  New York: Morrow, 1976.

Hufford, Kenneth.  “The Arizona Gazette: A Forgotten Voice in Arizona Journalism.”  Journal of Arizona History 7 (Winter 1966): 182-187.

Joast, Nicholas.  Scofield Thayer and the Dial: An Illustrated History.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1964.

Johnson, Gerald W.  The Sunpapers of Baltimore.  New York: Knopf, 1937.

Keeler, Robert F.  Newsday: A Candid History of the Respectable Tabloid.  New York: Morrow, 1990.

Kelly, Katie.  The Wonderful World of Women’s Wear Daily.  New York: Saturday Review Press, 1972.

Kelly, Tom.  The Imperial Post: The Meyers, the Grahams, and the Paper That Rules Washington.  New York: William Morrow, 1983.

Kinsley, Philip.  The Chicago Tribune: Its First Hundred Years.  3 vol.  New York: Knopf, 1943-1946.

Kluger, Richard.  The Paper: The Life and Death of the New York Herald Tribune.  New York: Knopf, 1986.

Krehbiel, Randy.  Tulsa’s Daily World: The Story of a Newspaper and Its Town.  Tulsa: World Publishing, 2007.

Lewis, Oscar, ed.  The Town that Died Laughing: The Story of Austin, Nevada, Rambunctious Early-Day Mining Camp, and of Its Renowned Newspaper, “The Reese River Reveille.”  Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1986.  reprint of 1955 edition.

Light, Murray B.  From Butler to Buffett: The Story of the Buffalo News.  Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2004.

Lumsden, Linda J.  “The New York Call: Challenges of Sustaining Socialistic Identity in the Daily Newspaper Market, 1908-1923.”  Journalism History 39:4 (Winter 2014): 219-230.

Lutz, William W.  The News of Detroit: How a City and a Newspaper Grew Together.  Boston: Little, Brown, 1973.

Lyons, Louis M.  Newspaper Story: One Hundred Years of the Boston Globe.  Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1971.

McAuliffe, Kevin M.  The Great American Newspaper: The Rise and Fall of the Village Voice.  New York: Scribner’s, 1984.

McCorkle, William L.  “Nelson’s Star and Kansas City, 1880-1898.”  Ph.D. dissertation, University of Texas, 1968.

McCullough, Sean.  “The Trib After Greeley: Until Merger do us Part.”  Media History Digest 11:2 (Fall-Winter 1991): 48-52, 57.

McGivena, Leo E.  The News: The First Fifty Years of New York’s Picture Magazine.  New York: News Syndicate Company, 1969.

McNulty, John B. Older Than the Nation: The Story of the Hartford Courant. Stonington, Conn.: Pequot Press, 1964.

Malmquist, Orvin N.  The First Hundred Years: A History of the Salt Lake City Tribune 1871-1971.  Salt Lake City: Utah State Historical Society, 1971.

Mangun, Kimberley.  “The (Oregon) Advocate: Boosting the Race and Portland, Too.”  American Journalism 23:1 (Winter 2006) 7-34.

Meek, Phillip J.  Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Where the West Begins.  New York: Newcomen Society, 1981.

Middaugh, John.  Frontier Newspaper: The El Paso Times.  El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1958.

Milkman, Paul.  PM: A New Deal in Journalism, 1940-1948. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1997.

Mills, George.  Things Don’t Just Happen.  Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1977.  (Des Moines Register)

Mueller, James Eugene.  “Sun Sawed in Half: The Brief Life of Ralph Ingersoll’s St. Louis Newspaper.”  PhD dissertation, University of Texas-Austin, 1998.

Munday, Eugene H.  Historical Sketch of the Public Ledger of Philadelphia.  n.p., 1870.

Morison, Bradley L.  Sunlight on Your Doorstep: The Minneapolis Tribune’s First Hundred Years.  Minneapolis: Ross & Hayes, 1966.

Murray, George.  The Madhouse on Madison Street.  Chicago: Follett, 1965.   (Hearst’s Chicago American)

The News: The First Fifty Years of New York’s Picture Newspaper.  New York: News Syndicate, 1969. 

Newton, Virgil M., Jr.  Crusade for Democracy.  Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1961. (Tampa Tribune)

Nevins, Allan.  The Evening Post: A Century of Journalism.  New York: Boni & Liveright, 1922.

Nichols, John, and Dave Zweifel.  The Capital Times: A Proudly Radical Newspaper’s Century Long Fight for Justice and Peace.  Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2017.     Madison, Wisconsin daily paper

Notson, Robert C.  Making the Day Begin: The Story of the Oregonian.  Portland: Oregonian Publishing, 1976.

O’Brien, Frank M.  The Story of the Sun. New York: Appleton, 1928. (New York Sun)

O’Grady, Donald J.  History at Your Door: The Story of the St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press, 1849-1983.  St. Paul: Northwest Publications, 1983.

Orrick, Bentley, and Harry L. Crumpach.  The Tampa Tribune: A Century of Florida Journalism.  Tampa: University of Tampa Press, 1998.

Perkin, Robert L.  The First Hundred Years: An Informal History of Denver and the Rocky Mountain News.  New York: Doubleday, 1959.

Peters, Glen W.  “The American Weekly.”  Journalism Quarterly 48 (Autumn 1971): 466-471.  Hearst weekly insert

Peterson, Paul V.  “The Omaha Daily World and World Herald, 1885-1964.”  Ph.D. dissertation, University of Minnesota, 1966.

Pierce, Robert N.  A Sacred Trust: Nelson Poynter and the St. Petersburg Times.  Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 1993.

Pressman, Matthew.  “The New York Daily News and the History of Conservative Media.” Modern American History 4 (2021): 219-238.

Price, Warren C.  The Eugene Register-Guard.  Portland: Binford & Mort, 1976.

Pritchard, Peter.  The Making of McPaper: The Inside Story of USA Today.  Kansas City: Andrews, McMeel & Parker, 1987.

Radder, Norman.  Through Twenty Years: A History of the Sheboygan Press, 1907-1927.  Sheboygan: The Press Company, 1927.

Rammelkamp, Julian. Pulitzer’s Post-Dispatch. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1967.

Reed, Roy, ed.  Looking Back at the Arkansas Gazette: An Oral History.  Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2009.

Rice, William B.  The Los Angeles Star, 1851-1864.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 1947.

Risley, Ford. “The Savannah Morning News As a Penny Paper: Independent, But Hardly Neutral.” American Journalism 16, no. 4 (1999): 19–36.

Roberts, Chalmers M.  The Washington Post: The First 100 Years.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977.

Roberts, Chalmers M. In the Shadow of Power: The Story of the Washington Post. Washington DC: Seven Locks Press, 1989.

Robertson, Charles L.  The International Herald Tribune: The First Hundred Years.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1987.

Rosenberg, Jerry Martin.  Inside the Wall Street Journal.  New York: MacMillan, 1982.

Ross, Margaret.  The Arkansas Gazette: The Early Years, 1819-1866.  Little Rock: Arkansas Gazette Foundation, 1969.

Sage, Joseph.  Three to Zero: The Story of the Birth and Death of the World Journal Tribune.  New York: American Newspaper Publishers Association, 1967.

Salisbury, Harrison E.  Without Fear or Favor: The New York Times and its Times.  New York: Random House, 1980.

Sass, Herbert R.  Outspoken: 150 Years of the News and Courier.  Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1953.

Scanlon, John J.  The Passing of the Springfield Republican.  Amherst: Amherst College Press, 1950.

Scharff, Edward E.  Worldly Power: The Making of the Wall Street Journal.  New York: Beaufort Books, 1986.

Schellie, Don.  The Tucson Citizen: A Century of Arizona Journalism.  Tucson: Daily Citizen, 1970.

Schmidt, Royal K.  “The Chicago Daily News and Illinois Politics, 1876-1920.” PhD dissertation, University of Chicago, 1957.

Schroth, Raymond A.  The Eagle and Brooklyn: A Community Newspaper, 1841-1955.  Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1974.

Seitz, Don.  Story of the the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  St. Louis: Post-Dispatch, 1954.

Severin, Werner J. “The Milwaukee Journal: Employee-Owned Prizewinner.” Journalism Quarterly 56:4 (1979): 583-587.

Shaw, Archer H. The Plain Dealer: One Hundred Years in Cleveland.  New York: Knopf, 1942.

Smiley, Nixon.  Knights of the Fourth Estate: The Story of the Miami Herald.  Miami: Seemann Publishing Co., 1974.

Smith, J. Eugene.  One Hundred Years of Hartford’s Courant, from Colonial Times to the Civil War.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1949.

Spletstoser, Frederick M.  Talk of the Town: The Rise of Alexandria, Louisiana, and the Daily Town Talk.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2005.

Squires, L. Ashley.  “All the News Worth Reading: The Christian Science Monitor and the Professionalization of Journalism.” Book History 18 (2015): 235-272.

Stevens, George A.  “A History of the Cincinnati Post.”  PhD dissertation, University of Minnesota, 1968.

Stevens, George E.  “Scripps Cincinnati Post: Liberalism at Home.”  Journalism Quarterly 48 (Summer 1971): 231-234.

Stevens, Walter B.  100 Years of the St. Louis Republic.  St. Louis: Republic Co., 1908.

Stoltzfus, Duane C. S.  Freedom from Advertising: E.W. Scripps’s Chicago Experiment.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007. (Chicago Day Book)

Taft, William H.  “The Toledo Blade, Its First One Hundred Years.”  PhD dissertation, Western Reserve University, 1951.

Talese, Gay.  The Kingdom and the Power: Behind the Scenes at the New York Times.  New York: World Publishing, 1969.

Thomas, Clarke M.  Front Page Pittsburgh: Two Hundred Years of the Post-Gazette.  Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005.

Tifft, Susan E., and Alex S. Jones. The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind the New York Times. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1999.

Toole, John H.  Red Ribbons: The Story of Missoula and Its Newspaper.  Helena: Falcon Press, 1989.

Tracy, James F.  “Rekindling Class Consciousness: The Dubuque Leader, 1935-1940.”  PhD dissertation, University of Iowa, 2002.

Tree, Robert L.  “Victor Fremont Lawson and his Newspapers: A History of the Chicago Daily News and Chicago Record.” PhD dissertation, Northwestern University, 1959.

Tursi, Frank V.  The Winston-Salem Journal: Magnolia Trees and Pulitzer Prizes.  Winston-Salem: Journal Company, 1996.

Van Meter, Andy.  Always My Friend: A History of the State Journal Register and Springfield.  Springfield, Ill.: Copley Press, 1981.

Wainwright, Nicholas B.  “The History of the Philadelphia Inquirer.”  Supplement issue to the Philadelphia Inquirer, 16 September 1962.

Wendt, Lloyd.  Chicago Tribune: The Rise of a Great American Newspaper.  Chicago: Rand McNally, 1979.

Wendt, Lloyd.  The Wall Street Journal: The Story of Dow Jones and the Nation’s Business Newspaper.  Chicago: Rand McNally, 1982.

White, Lee A.  The Detroit News, 1873-1917: A Record of Progress.  Detroit: Detroit News Association, 1918.

Wilds, John.  Afternoon Story: A Century of the New Orleans States-Item.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1976.

Williams, Carol, and Irwin Trousher.  The Washington Post: Views from Inside.  New York: Prentice-Hall, 1976.

Williams, Harold A.  The Baltimore Sun, 1837-1987.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987.

Zogry, Kenneth Joel.  Print the News and Raise Hell: The Daily Tar Heel and the Evolution of a Modern University.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016.

Zweifel, Dave, and John Nichols.  The Capital Times: A Proudly Radical Newspaper’s Century Long Fight for Justice and Peace.  Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2017.

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