First Afro-Brazilian newspaper

Published by and for Brazilians of African descent, was 0 Homem de Cor a Afro-Brazilian newspaper, which ran for five issues in 1833. Continue reading

Eyewitness report to become a best-seller

Christopher Columbus wrote a letter to the monarchs of Spain in March 1493, this eyewitness report to become a best-seller was this letter. Continue reading

William Howard Russell

Sir William Howard Russell, CVO (28 March 1820, Tallaght, County Dublin, Ireland – 11 February 1907, London, England) was an Irish reporter with The Times, and is considered to have been one of the first modern war correspondents. Continue reading

James Gordon Bennett, investigative reporter

The first Investigative Reporter was non other than James Gordon Bennett of New York, NY, USA, Continue reading

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs was born on September 1, 1875, in Chicago, Illinois (he later lived for many years in the suburb of Oak Park), the fourth son of Major George Tyler Burroughs (1833–1913), a businessman and Civil War veteran, and his wife, Mary Evaline (Zieger) Burroughs (1840–1920). Continue reading

Comic Strip Adventure Hero: Tarzan

The first comic strip character to be featured as an adventure hero was Tarzan, (A character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs an American novelist). Continue reading

War correspondent by telegraph

During the Crimean War, (in what is now part of Ukraine), from 1853 to 1856, William Howard Russell, a reporter for The Times of London, was conducting War correspondent by telegraph from a combat zone. Continue reading

James Gordon Bennett Jr.

James Gordon Bennett Jr. (May 10, 1841 – May 14, 1918) was publisher of the New York Herald, founded by his father, James Gordon Bennett Sr., who emigrated from Scotland. Continue reading

Théophraste Renaudot

Théophraste Renaudot (1586 – 25 October 1653) was a French physician, philanthropist, and journalist. Mark Tungate has termed him the “first French journalist” and the “inventor of the personal ad”. Continue reading

La Gazette: Official Government Newspaper

Theophraste Renaudot, physician started to print La Gazette (later La Gazette de France), which was France’s first Official government newspaper. Continue reading