James Gordon Bennett (1 September 1795 – 1 June 1872), was the founder, editor and publisher of the New York Herald and a major figure in the history of American newspapers.

James Gordon Bennett

James Gordon Bennett (1 September 1795 – 1 June 1872), was the founder, editor and publisher of…

The Southern Literary Messenger was a periodical published in Richmond, Virginia, from 1834 until June 1864. Each issue carried a subtitle of "Devoted to Every Department of Literature and the Fine Arts" or some variation and included poetry, fiction, non-fiction, reviews, and historical notes. It was founded by Thomas Willis White who served as publisher and occasional editor until his death in 1843. White hired Edgar Allan Poe in 1835 as a staff writer and critic. Others involved with the periodical included Matthew Fontaine Maury and Maury's kinsman Benjamin Blake Minor. It ended in June 1864 in part due to Richmond's involvement in the American Civil War.

Southern Literary Messenger Building

The Southern Literary Messenger was a periodical published in Richmond, Virginia, from 1834 until June…

(1819-1897) Newspaper editor that revived he New York Sun.

Charles A. Dana

(1819-1897) Newspaper editor that revived he New York Sun.

An illustration of a family reading a newspaper together around the table.

Family Reading Paper

An illustration of a family reading a newspaper together around the table.

An illustration of a group of people reading a newspaper.

Group Reading

An illustration of a group of people reading a newspaper.

(1863-1951) Publisher that ran eight major newspapers coast to coast.

William R. Hearst

(1863-1951) Publisher that ran eight major newspapers coast to coast.

An illustration of a man and woman sitting at the table reading.

Man and Woman Reading

An illustration of a man and woman sitting at the table reading.

An illustration of a man handing a young boy a section of a newspaper.

Man Giving Boy Paper

An illustration of a man handing a young boy a section of a newspaper.

An illustration of a man sitting at a table reading a newspaper.

Man Reading Newspaper

An illustration of a man sitting at a table reading a newspaper.

An illustration of a man reading a newspaper while standing.

Man Reading Newspaper

An illustration of a man reading a newspaper while standing.

A cartoon of a man reading a newspaper, with a fishing pole laying next to him.

Man Reading Newspaper Next to Fishing Pole

A cartoon of a man reading a newspaper, with a fishing pole laying next to him.

A man reading a sign in the city.

Man Reading Sign

A man reading a sign in the city.

An adult male holding a newspaper while yelling.

Man with newspaper

An adult male holding a newspaper while yelling.

A cartoon of a newspaper editor sitting at a desk reading through a sack of letters.

News Editor Reading Letters

A cartoon of a newspaper editor sitting at a desk reading through a sack of letters.

The press room of a modern newspaper.

Press room of a modern newspaper

The press room of a modern newspaper.

"Willson's Historical Series- Franklin, The Printer's Boy"-Willson, 1859.

Printers Boy

"Willson's Historical Series- Franklin, The Printer's Boy"-Willson, 1859.

An illustration of two men reading the newpaper.

Two Men Reading Paper

An illustration of two men reading the newpaper.

"From the most humble origin Thurlow Weed rose by slow degrees until he became one of the leading journalists of the United States and the greatest political leader of his time." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Thurlow Weed

"From the most humble origin Thurlow Weed rose by slow degrees until he became one of the leading journalists…