Southern newspapers in that era though did not hide, mask, or condone lynching — they actively rooted for it and supported it.
Southern newspapers literally built their reputations, history, and current presence based on lynching and white supremacy. Newspapers sold copies by the tens of thousands by sensationalizing lynching and buying into lynching not as a form of naked violence, but as an ideology to be encouraged, defended, and protected. The Media and the Monster
By Chris Richardson
Head on over to The Bitter Southerner and read this piece by Chris Richardson, a former U.S. diplomat and the co-author of the Historical Dictionary of the Civil Rights Movement.
It’s a difficult read, but it’s important to recall the history the newspapers played in racial divisiveness in the last century.
Thinking about my Irish roots and all of the racism here in Georgia, USA reminds me of racism in the past.
This 1854 gem from The New York Times morgue probably was repeated in most newspapers 164 years ago:
Hit the link to read more and the racist classifieds.
Published in 1916. One in a series reviewing other trades:
These books should be in every school and college library.
Put them in the hands of your young friends; they will thank you.
Potato quality photos:
The city staff of a New York evening newspaper.
And of course, the copy desk:
Of course, the old version of The Atlanta Constitution has gone with the wind and it’s now The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, but this is a nice web piece celebrating nearly 200 years of Atlanta’s top newspaper.
View it here.
Found this miniature diorama in Facebook (Diorama Dreams).
An iconic photo at the end of WWII is captured along with a front page of the Youngstown Vindicator.
I bet nearly everyone in Youngstown, Ohio, saved this front page!
According to Wikipedia, The Vindicator, as it’s now know has a daily circulation of 62,100 and 87,000 on Sunday.
And hey, look at this. The actual front page!
Showtime’s documentary about The New York Times dealing with Trump’s new reality.
Love the subhed: The war for truth from the front lines.
The Fourth Estate, Season 1: Take a look at a year inside The New York Times. The Fourth Estate, a four-part event, begins May 27.
Watch the trailer.
Season 1. Just think about that.