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Notably now with the prefix “O”) as the managing editor and publisher of the Catholic Tribune. He found himself in a very competitive market. ”4 In St. Joseph alone, a city of just 60,000 people, eleven papers were appearing daily or weekly about that time. ”5 Anyone involved in publishing newspapers or in advertising will appreciate the hard-pressed tone of an anonymous complaint printed in 1882 that, notwithstanding the fact that St. ”6 In 1889 Michael Lawlor, the son of Irish emigrants, and Peter Nugent purchased the Catholic Tribune and immediately doubled its cover price.
He was proud to be one of a band of journalists that became known as “muckrakers,” a term sometimes used as an insult but worn as a badge of honor by this group whom Puck satirized in one of its distinctive cartoons. 50 O’Shaughnessy was to serve as more than simply a reporter for one of Hearst’s newspapers. Early in 1904 he became briefly the American’s managing editor, in peculiar circumstances. Moses Koenigsberg later wrote, “A diverting glimpse into the inner workings of the Hearst organization early in my city editorship furnished the clue to a number of puzzles in subsequent years.
In 1900 a very short fictional tale entitled “For Love of Madelaine” was syndicated by the Daily Story Publishing Company. 44 40â•‡ An Irish-American Odyssey Yacht Race Coverage While working at the Tribune, James used his connections at Notre Dame to help John Fay, a Tribune journalist and local representative of Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World, to get in touch with Professor Jerome Green, a pioneer of wireless transmission in the United States. ”45 One year earlier, Guglielmo Marconi had undertaken successfully for the Dublin Daily Express in Ireland what is believed to have been the first live “wireless” telegraphy report of any sporting event when he sent to Dublin a stream of messages commenting on the progress of a yacht race nearby at Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire).