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Author JaroszyƄska-Kirchmann, Anna D.

Title The Polish Hearst : Ameryka-echo and the public role of the immigrant press / Anna D Jaroszynska-Kirchmann
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource
Series History of communication
History of communication.
Summary "Arriving in the U.S. in 1883, typesetter Antoni A. Paryski founded a publishing empire that earned him the nickname "The Polish Hearst." His weekly Ameryka-Echo became a defining publication in the international Polish diaspora and its much-read letters section a public sphere for immigrants to come together as a community to discuss issues in their own language. Anna D. Jaroszynska-Kirchmann mines seven decades' worth of thoughts expressed by Ameryka-Echo readers to chronicle the ethnic press's long-overlooked role in the immigrant experience. Open and unedited debate harkened back to homegrown journalistic traditions, and The Polish Hearst opens the door on the nuances of an editorial philosophy that cultivated readers as important content creators. As Jaroszynska-Kirchmann shows, ethnic publications in the process forged immigrant social networks and pushed notions of education and self-improvement throughout Polonia. "-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Paryski, A. A. (Antoni A.), 1865-1935.
Ameryka echo (Toledo, Ohio : 1902)
Letter writing -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Letter writing -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Newspaper publishing -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Newspaper publishing -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Polish American newspapers -- History.
Polish Americans -- Cultural assimilation.
Polish Americans -- Intellectual life.
Publishers and publishing -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0252039092
0252097076 (electronic bk)
9780252097072 (electronic bk)