History of American Journalism
Best of the Web
The Tontine Coffee House was the business and news center of New York. Between 1792 and 1817 it served as the home of the New York Stock Exchange. Until 1834 it offered its genteel customers national and international newspapers for perusal in its lavish reading room.
James Gordon Bennett, founder and editor of the New York Herald.
Richard Robinson prepares to murder Helen Jewett in this etching typical of the sensational coverage of this crime.
Joseph Pulitzer, owner and editor of the New York World, and the benefactor behind the Pulitzer Prize.
Front page of William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal after the sinking of the USS Maine.
Robert Hoe's four-cylinder rotary press.