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Author Tofel, Richard J., 1957-

Title Restless genius : Barney Kilgore, The Wall Street journal, and the invention of modern journalism / Richard J. Tofel
Edition First edition
Published New York : St. Martin's Press, [2009]


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Description xi, 271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Hoosier beginnings -- A newspaper's origins -- "Dear George" -- Covering the great depression -- "What's news" -- Washington -- Managing editor -- Over the hump -- The boom begins -- "A classic in the history of newspapering" -- National success -- A newspaper with "flair" -- Interrupted
Summary "In 1929, Barney Kilgore, fresh from college in small-town Indiana, took a sleepy, near-bankrupt New York financial paper - The Wall Street Journal - and turned it into a thriving national newspaper that eventually was worth $5 billion to Rupert Murdoch. Kilgore then invented a national weekly newspaper that was a precursor of many trends we see playing out in journalism now." "Tofel brings this story of a little-known pioneer to life using many previously uncollected newspaper writings by Kilgore and a treasure trove of letters between Kilgore and his father, all of which detail the invention of much of what we like best about modern newspapers. By focusing on the man, his journalism, his foresight, and his business acumen, Restless Genius also sheds new light on the Depression and the New Deal."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-251) and index
Subject Kilgore, Bernard, 1908-1967.
Journalists -- United States -- Biography.
Newspaper editors -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2008029880
ISBN 9780312536749