The Resource The pioneer editor in Missouri, 1808-1860

The pioneer editor in Missouri, 1808-1860

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The pioneer editor in Missouri, 1808-1860
Title
The pioneer editor in Missouri, 1808-1860
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Believing that newspapers were essential to democratic government and committed to the ideal of freedom of the press, the pioneer editor played an important role in the West
  • As indicated by his prospectus, the pioneer editor conceived of his newspaper as a moral agent, protector of liberties, preceptor to inquiring minds, "social friend" to those seeking entertainment, and advertiser of the resources of community and state. Too, most newspapers had political purposes, particularly after the flowering of the Jacksonian movement. This book deals both with the influence of the frontier upon journalism and with the impact of the editor upon the frontier. Professor Lyon investigates the difficulties of establishing and sustaining newspapers of the frontier where money was scarce, transportation and mail service undependable, and the competition keen. He discusses the lack of professional discipline and the lax business methods that frequently brought editors to disaster and provides a wealth of information about the founding and publication of the newspapers, methods of newsgathering, concepts of what was newsworthy, writing style, and newspaper format and printing. From this discussion the colorful personalities of many of the editors emerge - men whose individualism, itineracy, and vigorous expression were typical of the frontier
Cataloging source
MUU
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1926-
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Lyon, William Henry
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4897.M6
LC item number
L9 1965
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
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  • Journalists
  • American newspapers
  • Frontier and pioneer life
Label
The pioneer editor in Missouri, 1808-1860
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (pages 167-190)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
An almighty people -- Founding a newspaper. Be fruitful, and multiply ; Prospectus and performance ; By authority -- Politics. Principles, not persons; The liberty of the cudgel? -- Business and professional affairs. Paying the printer; Our own concerns; Among our editorial brethren -- Fare for the reader. News foreign and domestic; Publick prints and private letters -- Epilogue, The editor and the frontier
Control code
592274794
Extent
1 online resource (x, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)843773239
Label
The pioneer editor in Missouri, 1808-1860
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (pages 167-190)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
An almighty people -- Founding a newspaper. Be fruitful, and multiply ; Prospectus and performance ; By authority -- Politics. Principles, not persons; The liberty of the cudgel? -- Business and professional affairs. Paying the printer; Our own concerns; Among our editorial brethren -- Fare for the reader. News foreign and domestic; Publick prints and private letters -- Epilogue, The editor and the frontier
Control code
592274794
Extent
1 online resource (x, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)843773239

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