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Red Blood and Black Ink

Journalism in the Old West

Red Blood and Black Ink( )
Author: Dary, David
ISBN:978-0-679-44655-2
Publication Date:Mar 1998
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Knopf
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $4.99
Book Description:

For the first time, the long, exciting, often surprising story of journalism in the Old West--from the freewheeling days of the early 1800s when all the news was an expression of the editor's opinion, to the more balanced reporting of the classic small-town weeklies and busy city newsrooms of the 1920s. Here are the printers who founded the first papers, arriving in town with a shirttail of type and a secondhand press, setting up shop under trees, in tents, in barns or storefronts,...
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Book Details
Pages:400
Detailed Subjects: Language Arts & Disciplines / Journalism
History / United States / State & Local / West (Ak, Ca, Co, Hi, Id, Mt, Nv, Ut, Wy)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.66 x 9.57 x 1.21 Inches
Book Weight:1.494 Pounds
Author Biography
Dary, David (Author)
David Dary is a writer, journalist, and social historian.

Dary worked for newspapers in Kansas and Texas early on in his career and eventually moved on to work for both CBS and NBC news. He then took the position of professor at the William Allan White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas.

The themes of Dary's books center on many aspects of life in the western United States. Dary has written Red Blood and Black Ink: Journalism in the Old West, Entrepreneurs of the Old West, and Seeking Pleasure in the Old West, which received a Western Writers of America Spur Award. He has also received a Cowboy Hall of Fame Wrangler Award and the Westerner's International Award for his book Cowboy Culture.

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