We talk about it constantly and we arrange our lives around it. So did our parents; and so did the very first colonists. But it took Americans a long time to understand their weather—and we still have trouble getting it right.
Westmoreland and Sharon embarked on costly lawsuits to justify their battlefield judgments. They might have done much better to listen to Mrs. William Tecumseh Sherman.
A veteran reporter looks back to a time when the stakes were really high—and vet military men actually trusted newsmen.
The Civil War ignited the basic conflict between a free press and the need for military security. By war’s end, the hard-won compromises between soldiers and newspapermen may not have provided all the answers, but they had raised all the modern questions.
The twenties and thirties saw a host of new ways to separate customers from their money. The methods have not been forgotten.
One of the country’ more bizzarre labor disputes pitted a crowed of outraged newsboys against two powerful opponents—Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolf Hearst
The GIs came home to find that a political machine had taken over their Tennessee county. What they did about it astounded the nation.
A little-known ancestor of the nightly news comes to light
A distinguished journalist and former presidential adviser says that to find the meaning of any news story, we must dig for its roots in the past
Here is how political cartoonists have sized up the candidates over a tumultuous half-century.
In 1938 the European correspondent for CBS was in Austria when the Nazis marched in. He wanted to tell the world about it—but first he had to help invent a whole new kind of broadcasting.
He was more than just a cartoonist. He was the Hogarth of the American middle class.
was the first magazine in America to change its cover for every issue. And these covers may still be the best graphic art magazine has ever produced.
Was the murdered President one of our best, a man of “vigor, rationality, and noble vision” or was he “an optical illusion,” “an expensively programmed waxwork”? A noted historian examines the mottled evolution of his reputation.
It exposed corruption. It hired drunks. Good writing was rewarded. No wonder every newspaperman wanted to work there.
… you could battle for clean government, champion virtue, improve the public school, defend the consumer, arbitrate taste, and write lean, telling prose. Or at least that was the author’s dream. Here’s the reality.
What do you do if there’s no photographer around when Valentino meets Caruso in Heaven?
If the facts were dull, the story didn’t get printed. So reporters made up the facts. It’s only recently that newspapers have even tried to tell the truth .
… is today’s newspaper. Here the executive editor of the Washington ‘Post’ takes us on a spirited dash through the minefields that await reporters and editors who gather and disseminate a most valuable commodity.
Americans don’t hesitate to say anything they please about a public performance. But the right to do so wasn’t established until the Cherry Sisters sued a critic who didn’t like their appalling vaudeville act.
The Supreme Court says the First Amendment gives newspapers the right to denounce the government, advocate revolution, attack public figures, and even be wrong. This may not be nice—but those who understand the strengths of a republic wouldn’t have it any other way.
There’s a corner of every Americans heart that is reserved for a cartoon cat. Its name might be Garfield, Sylvester, Fritz, or Felix. But there will never be another Krazy.
An Interview With Theodore H. White
WHEN JOSEPH KNOWLES STRIPPED TO THE BUFF AND SLIPPED INTO THE MAINE WOODS IN 1913, HE HOPED TO LEAD THE NATION BACK TO NATURE.
An Exclusive Interview With General Maxwell D. Taylor
Chronicler of “The Men Who Do the Dying”
LIFE and LOVES of the FATHER of the CONFESSION MAGAZINE
When old James E. Taylor exercised his powers of near-total recall to set down memories of the Shenandoah campaign, he left us a unique record of a very new, very hazardous profession