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Stone, Melville Elijah

(Encyclopedia) Stone, Melville Elijah, 1848–1929, American journalist, b. Hudson, Ill. With others he founded in 1876 the first Chicago penny paper, the Daily News, and in 1881 the Morning News (…

van Loon, Hendrik Willem

(Encyclopedia) van Loon, Hendrik Willem vn ln, 1882–1944, American author and journalist, b. Rotterdam, Netherlands. He emigrated to the United States in 1903 and studied at Harvard and Cornell (B.…

Wills, Helen Newington

(Encyclopedia) Wills, Helen Newington (Helen Wills Moody Roark), 1905–98, American tennis player, b. Centerville, Calif. She studied art at the Univ. of California and later gave exhibitions of her…

style

(Encyclopedia) style, in printing, arbitrary rule or collection of rules governing the practice of a printer or a publisher in doubtful or disputed matters to obtain consistency. Correct spelling is…

Ochs, Adolph S.

(Encyclopedia) Ochs, Adolph S. ks, 1858–1935, American newspaper publisher, b. Cincinnati. Starting as a newsboy in Knoxville, Tenn., he became a printer's apprentice, compositor, and, in 1878…

news agency

(Encyclopedia) news agency, local, national, international, or technical organization that gathers and distributes news, usually for newspapers, periodicals, and broadcasters. Evolution of News…

Unitas, Johnny

(Encyclopedia) Unitas, Johnny yoont´s, 1933–2002, American football player, widely regarded as the greatest professional quarterback of all time; b. Pittsburgh. After playing for the Univ. of…

Beach, Moses Yale

(Encyclopedia) Beach, Moses Yale, 1800–1868, American journalist, b. Wallingford, Conn. As a young man he invented a rag-cutting machine and a gunpowder engine. In 1838 he bought the New York Sun…