The Economics of Working-Class Journalism: The E.W. Scripps Newspaper Chain 1878-1908
Baldasty, Gerald J., Journalism History
On Labor Day in 1906, E.W. Scripps's Cincinnati Post provided extensive coverage to that city's parades and celebrations in honor of workers. Page-one coverage saluted the "Men of Brawn, the Nation Builders," described the city's big parade ("Flags and banners rippled in the sunshine") and the picnic that followed at Chester Park. The Post prominently displayed a two-column photo of the parade's grand marshal in his everyday work clothes as an iron molder while another article summarized "Labor Fights of Past Year" in Cincinnati. An editorial praised workers for their contribution to America and celebrated the parade, where "beauty and brawn platooned in glittering lines," to demonstrate …
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Publication information: Article title: The Economics of Working-Class Journalism: The E.W. Scripps Newspaper Chain 1878-1908. Contributors: Baldasty, Gerald J. - Author. Journal title: Journalism History. Volume: 25. Issue: 1 Publication date: Spring 1999. Page number: 3+. © Journalism History Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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