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

Superman Comic Book Published

Jerry Siegel and artist Joseph Shuster, were American high school students in Cleveland, OH, USA Continue reading

The Daily Mirror Costs One Halfpenny

The Daily Mirror newspaper published in London. England, by the press baron Alfred Harmsworth in 1903 and cost one halfpenny. Continue reading