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The Journalist (newspaper)

The Journalist
The Journalist, nameplate of 1886
TypeWeekly newspaper
Founder(s)Leander Richardson and Charles Alfred Byrne
FoundedMarch 22, 1884; 140 years ago (March 22, 1884)
Ceased publication1907; 117 years ago (1907); merged into Editor & Publisher

The Journalist (1884 - 1907) was the first successful American trade newspaper covering journalism. It was founded as The Journalist: A Magazine for All Who Read and Write by Leander Richardson and Charles Alfred Byrne and published weekly, commencing with its first issue on March 22, 1884.[1][2][3]

John Christian Freund became a partner in late 1884, and in January 1885, Charles J. Smith (former managing editor of the New York Star) bought the paper. Allan Forman was a long-time editor and owner of the paper.[4][5][6]

The paper published weekly through March 23, 1895, then suspended and restarted from April 17, 1897 to June 16, 1906, before switching to a monthly publication schedule.[3]

The paper was merged into Editor & Publisher (founded in 1901) in 1907.


  1. ^ Newspaperdom, Los Angeles Herald, Volume 25, Number 218, 6 May 1898
  2. ^ Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation's Journalism, p. 155
  3. ^ a b Lee, Alfred McClung. The Daily Newspaper in America, Vol. 1, p. 228 (1937)
  4. ^ (29 January 1921). Who Started the Journalist?, Editor & Publisher, p. 32
  5. ^ The Eagle and Brooklyn, Volume 2, p. 1059 (1893)
  6. ^ (15 March 1914). Editor Dead, Toronto Sunday World

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