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Historic Sites in Journalism 📰 Historical MarkersThis is a series devoted to Historic Sites in Journalism as noted by the Society of Professional Journalists.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2005
Birthplace of The San Diego Union
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The American News Women's Club was founded on April 4, 1932, as the Newspaper Women's Club, with membership limited to women reporters and writers employed by newspapers. Today, the ANWC embraces a diverse group of journalists, independent . . . — — Map (db m112623) HM|
The Cherokee Nation of Indians established the first Indian-language newspaper, the Cherokee Phoenix, on this site in 1828. Edited by Cherokee Elias Boudinot and later by Elijah Hicks, the Cherokee Phoenix was printed bi-lingually in the . . . — — Map (db m65819) HM|
|The Augusta Chronicle is the South's oldest surviving newspaper, in continuous publication. The Chronicle was founded on September 30, 1786. It dates its origins back to August 30, 1785 and the founding of The Augusta Gazette which later became part . . . — — Map (db m10102) HM|
Agence France-Presse journalist Paul Guihard was one of more than 300 journalists who watched the chaos surrounding the admission of James Meredith to the University of Mississippi. He was murdered on campus near the student union around 9 P.M., . . . — — Map (db m102889) HM|
|William Rockhill Nelson, founder of the Kansas City Star in 1880, was largely responsible for building here one of the nation's most influential newspapers. His guidance helped Kansas City become a major metropolitan center. — — Map (db m63965) HM|
|On this site, Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) published an anti-slavery newspaper, The North Star, and succeeding journals from 1847 until 1863. He had escaped from slavery in his youth and become one of the most eloquent speakers and aggressive . . . — — Map (db m55692) HM|
|Charles H. Dow and Edward D. Jones first published The Wall Street Journal from a building here at 15 Wall Street on July 8, 1889. With a commitment to editorial excellence, The Wall Street Journal grew from a trade paper of limited circulation to . . . — — Map (db m127676) HM|
|The Chillicothe Gazette, published since 1800, is the oldest newspaper west of the Allegheny Mountains and the oldest business establishment in Ohio. The newspaper played an important part in American history, specifically through its part in . . . — — Map (db m14651) HM|
|John Scull in 1786 was the first editor to have type and press transported through the rough wilderness to establish a newspaper west of the major Allegheny Range.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is the direct descendent of the Gazette which Scull . . . — — Map (db m44579) HM|
|Lancaster Newspapers, published on this site of Francis Bailey's colonial printshop, trace their roots to the Lancaster Journal of 1794. the Journal was published and edited by William Hamilton and Henry Willcocks. It merged with the Intelligencer, . . . — — Map (db m5160) HM|
|Who was a major magazine publisher, here he founded the Ladies Home Journal in 1883 and rejuvenated the Saturday Evening Post as a magazine of national influence — — Map (db m113162) HM|
|Richard Harding Davis (1864 - 1916), the most famous war correspondent of his time, grew to manhood in this home. He was celebrated and emulated for his adventurous manner and vivid reportage from the battlefields of six wars in the late 19th and . . . — — Map (db m146384) HM|
In the graveyard adjoining this church, on June 23, 1863, Harpers Illustrated Weekly's Alfred R. Waud, one of the Civil War's most renowned artists, dug the grave for the burial of his friend Lynde Walter Buckingham, the chief cavalry . . . — — Map (db m104319) HM|
|Solomon Juneau founded the Milwaukee Sentinel in 1837. A fur trader and the founder of Milwaukee, Juneau was also the city's first mayor. In 1987, the Sentinel marked its 150th Anniversary and the 25th Anniversary of its operation by Journal . . . — — Map (db m95809) HM|