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The Newark Experience

History of the Newark Press

"The Press of Newark from 1791 to 1878,"
Joseph Atkinson. IN The History of Newark, New Jersey: Being a Narrative of its Rise and Progress, From the Settlement in May, 1666, by Emigrants from Connecticut to the Present Time, Including a Sketch of the Press of Newark, From 1791 to 1878. Bowie, Maryland, Heritage Books, 2001. Appendix.  Available?
Reminiscences and Experiences in the Life of an Editor.
William H. Winans. Newark, 1875.
Winans founded the penny Newark Daily Mercury which began publication in December of 1848. Available?
A Story of New Jersey Journalism.
William Lewin. Newark, N.J., 1928.  Available?
For the Glory of the Union: Myth, Reality, and the Media in Civil War New Jersey.
Alan A. Siegel. Rutherford, N.J., Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1984.  Available?
"Toward Unionization: The American Newspaper Guild and the Newark Ledger Strike of 1934-35."
Daneil J. Leab. Labor History 11(1), 3-22, Winter 1970.
The strike by the staff of the Newark Ledger was the first strike against a large circulation daily and the first major action against a newspaper by editorial workers. Restricted Access
"Ethnicity and Newark's Italian Tribune, 1934-1980,"
Michael Eula. Italian Americana 19(1), Winter 2001, 23-35. Available?
"The State of the American Newspaper: The Jersey Giant,"
Mary Walton. American Journalism Review 22(8), October 2000, 58-65.
The Star-Ledger's New Jersey Statehouse bureau is the largest in the U.S. Restricted Access
The Star Ledger: A Proud Past, An Uncertain Future
Bob Braun, Jonathan Lazarus, and Allan Wolper, panalists; moderated by Guy Sterling. Newark History Society and Newark Public Library program, May 18, 2010.
Closer to Home: Newspaper Representations of Homelessness During the Housing Crisis and Great Recession of 2007 - 2009
Thomas Scott Gottbreht. (Ph.D. Thesis) John Hopkins University, 2019.
This dissertation asks how public discourse in newspaper articles changed during the housing crisis and Great Recession. Using document analysis, text coding, statistical analysis, and tools from Critical Discourse Analysis, this dissertation tracks quantitative and qualitative changes in the appearance of keywords and topics over a 7-year period in four newspapers: The Baltimore Sun, The Buffalo News, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the Newark Star-Ledger. Rutgers-restricted Access


Lewis Wickes Hine's photographs of Newark newsboys, taken between 1909 and 1924.

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