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Author Archives: Richard O. Boyer and Herbert M. Morais

JOHN SWINTON ON THE AMERICAN PRESS

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ONE night, probably in 1880,John Swinton, then the pre-eminent New York journalist, was the guest of honour at a banquet given him by the leaders of his craft. Someone who knew neither the press nor Swinton offered a toast to the independent press. Swinton outraged his colleagues by replying: “There is no such thing, at…

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