Dana, Charles Anderson
the newspaperman's newspaper,which began in 1868 when Dana became editor and part owner of the New York Sun. Though his editorials were erratic—he denounced the corruption in Grant's administration and refused to support labor unions and civil service reform—and often cynical, as a news editor he established high standards of readability and maintained a famous staff of writers. He also wrote The Art of Newspaper Making (1895) and Eastern Journeys (1898).
See biography by C. J. Rosebault (1931); study by C. Stone (1938, repr. 1969).
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