Baltimore Sun People : H. L. Mencken, David Simon, Drew Pearson, Gwen Ifill, Louis Rukeyser, J. Anthony Lukas, Rafael Alvarez, Stephen Hunter
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: H. L. Mencken, David Simon, Drew Pearson, Gwen Ifill, Louis Rukeyser, J. Anthony Lukas, Rafael Alvarez, Stephen Hunter, William Manchester, Arunah Shepherdson Abell, John Carroll, Murray Kempton, William F. Zorzi, Helen Delich Bentley, Dan Rodricks, Laura Lippman, Jack Germond, Malcolm Moos, Edmund Duffy, Jules Witcover, Gareth Branwyn, William C. Rhoden, Michael Olesker, Howard M. Norton. Excerpt: Arunah Shepherdson Abell Arunah Shepherdson Abell (August 10, 1806 April 19, 1888) was an American publisher and philanthropist . Born in Rhode Island, Abell learned the newspaper business as an apprentice at the Providence Patriot . After stints with newspapers in New York City and Boston, he co-founded the Philadelphia Public Ledger and later founded the Baltimore Sun on his own. Abell and later his heirs would continue as publisher of the Sun until 1910. He is noted as an innovator in the newspaper business, especially in his use of a pony express from New Orleans, being the first newsman to make use of the telegraph to transmit news, and his use of the cylinder printing press invented by Richard March Hoe . Biography Born in East Providence, Rhode Island on August 10, 1806, Abell worked as a clerk in a shipping business before he became an apprentice at the Providence Patriot in 1822. He then served as a journeyman printer in Boston and New York City . In New York, he met two other young newspapermen, Azariah H. Simmons and William M. Swaim. Together, they decided to go into business themselves and establish a penny paper. At the time, the majority of newspapers were associated with a political party or with business interests. For example, the newspaper that Abell had worked on in Baltimore was associated with the Democratic Party, and Abell had even been offered a political ...
- ISBN-13: 9781155516233
- ISBN-10: 1155516230
- Publisher: Books LLC
- Publish Date: September 2010
- Page Count: 122
- Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.29 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.42 pounds