The making of a newspaper; experiences of certain representative American journalists related by themselves

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D T.HE MAKING OF A NEWSPAPER EXPERIENCES CERTAIN REPRESENTATIVE AMERI-OF CAN RELATED BY THEMSELVESJOURNALISTS AND EDITED BY MELVILLE PHILIPS " In these times we for and are ourfight ideas, newspapers fortresses." HEINE G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS NEW YORK LONDON St.West 24 Bedford St., Strand27 Twenty-third il^c Juxithcrbockcr |)rcsut" tbe 17"(Betting paper of theirand edi-salary dollars,twenty pay city tors from dollars to dollars.fifty seventy-five Then there are the five ofeditors,telegraph say them at an ofaverage weekly wage twenty-five Yorkdollars New Sun best for this(the pays and laborious theservice) ; literary,important and financial on salaries ran-dramatic, editors, to dollarsfrom dollarsging thirty seventy-five week the as we haveper ; news, sometimes, same as the sav-the andseen, editor,night, his the whose in-highness editor-in-chief,ing come is too for mention theremagnificent is, the who beeditor, paidfinally, managing may from to number of dollars a week.fifty any about theA word should be said cable-tolls. These are not so as the think.heavy public may The cable and letters notdespatches Sunday come in skeleton much con-form, veryonly densed in substance and abbreviated in toletter, notbe on this side of(thoughexpanded unduly) the but are for varioussea, they paid by syndi- cates of which receive them.newspapers Thus, the New York which for a cablejournal arranges letter sells it to a in five otherleading paper cities.

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DT.HE
MAKING OF
A NEWSPAPER
EXPERIENCES CERTAIN REPRESENTATIVE AMERI-OF
CAN RELATED BY THEMSELVESJOURNALISTS
AND EDITED BY
MELVILLE PHILIPS
"
In these times we for and are ourfight ideas, newspapers
fortresses." HEINE
G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS
NEW YORK LONDON
St.West 24 Bedford St., Strand27 Twenty-third
il^c Juxithcrbockcr |)rcs<3
1893COPYRIGHT, 1893
BY
MELVILLE PHILIPS
and BoundElectrotyped, Printed, by
Ubc IRniefcerbocfeer press, IRevv l?orft
G. P. PUTNAM'S SONSAN EDITORIAL PARAGRAPH.
PHE bulk of this volume first inappeared
inprint Lippincotfs Magazine, constituting
therein the the chief ofJournalist Series, object
which was to afford the a close and com-public
view of various ofprehensive phases newspaper
life and work. It is that thehoped papers-may
the forwhom werebeguile lay reader, they princi-
and that in memories andpally written, evoking
occasional useful arouse theby hints, they may
interest of the fellow-craftsman
;languid and,
that their in book formmoreover, preservation
meet with the of -both. In themay approval
main the individual areexperiences ;typical
in their are Weentirety they trustworthy. hope
are readable.they
MELVILLE PHILIPS.CONTENTS.
PAGE
"GETTING OUT" THE PAPER 3
BY MELVILLE PHILIPS
of the PressEditorLiterary Philadelphia
THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 23
BY A. K. MCCLURE
of the TimesEditor Philadelphia
MANAGINGTHE EDITOR 41
BY CHAMBERSJULIUS
Late Editor of the New York WorldManaging
THE CITY EDITOR . . . 6l
BY A. E WATROUS
Of the New York Press
A ...THE HISTORY OF NEWS DESPATCH 91
BY SAMUEL MERRILL
Of the Boston Globe
. . . . . .THE IJTERARY EDITOR .115
BY MELVILLE PHILIPS
THE TRAVELLING CORRESPONDENT.... 131
BY W. C. MEIGHANJ.
Of the New York Herald
VContents
PAGE
A "MAGNIFICENT 'BEAT'" 151
BY MOSES P. HANDY
ofChief the of PromotionDepartment
and ofthe World's FairPublicity
THE NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATOR 173
BY MAX DE LlPMAN
Of the New York Press
HEARING MY 188REQUIEM
BY GEORGE ALFRED TOWNSEND Gath(" ")
THE SPORTING EDITOR 205
BY B. McCoRMiCKJ. ("Macon")
EARLY EDITORIAL EXPERIENCES .... 227
BY MURAT HALSTEAD
of the Standard-Editor UnionBrooklyn
CALIFORNIA JOURNALISM 241
BY M. H. DE YOUNG
theEditor of San Francisco Chronicle
OFTHE NEWSPAPER THE FUTURE .... 255
BY A. COCKERILLJOHN
of the New YorkEditor Advertiser
WHOMEN REIGNED 273
BY RUSSELLJOHN YOUNG
Ex-Minister to China of
; Editor Philadelphia
and Fourth Vice-PresidentEvening Star,
of the & R. R.Philadelphia Reading
THE REPORTER'S FIRST MURDER CASE . . .305
BY CHAMBERSJULIUS
AN INDEX EXPURGATORIUS
319