The Serio-comic Profession; A Book For Writers, And For Such Readers As May Be Interested In Them…

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byLeander Jan De Bekker

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1915 Excerpt: ... BOSS LORD'S OPINIONS "Sun" Veteran Talks Journalism, Past, Present, and Future. As a rule no one hears a good word about Bosses who have retired. The evil they have done is poignantly remembered; the good, if any, is reserved for editorial discussion after their obituaries have been published. This is a story about and by a Boss who is the exception. Prom 1880 to 1913 he ruled with undisputed power, but if he did evil, Park Row failed to hear of it, although Park Row quickly hears all the evil that happens in the world, and some that doesn't; and with him "Boss" resumed its original significance, becoming a title of affectionate familiarity instead of a term of reproach. Newspaper men and women who have read thus far need not be told that this Boss was Chester Sanders Lord, for fortythree years a member of the Sun's staff, and within the period already named its managing editor. Others will be interested in learning something of the lifework of a man who speaks with authority of journalistic conditions past and present, and who records in these pages his hopes and fears for his profession and gives the newspaperman's ideal of the newspaper of the future. Mr. Lord's father was the Rev. Edward Lord, a Presbyterian clergyman, who was chaplain of the 110th Regiment of New York Volunteers during the Civil War. Born in Romulus, N. Y., March 18, 1850, the future Boss entered Hamilton College as a student at the age of nineteen, and two years later became associate editor of the Oswego Advertiser. In 1872, he joined the staff of the New York Sun, becoming one of Mr. Dana's original "bright young men" at a time when that great editor habitually gave much of his leisure to training the younger writers on his paper, often taking them to his home for week-end visits th...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1915 Excerpt: ... BOSS LORD'S OPINIONS "Sun" Veteran Talks Journalism, Past, Present, and Future. As a rule no one hears a good word about Bosses ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217105076

ISBN - 13:9780217105071

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