19th Century Media Personalities
From being a slave of a selected few to rising up as the most powerful medium, media has come a long way. And much credit for the same goes to the media personalities, TV presenters, journalists, editors, publishers and cartoonists who have taken it to great heights. 19th century witnessed an influx of great media personalities who created waves through their grit, determination and powerful willingness. They were a fearless bunch of people, who resolved to change the fate of media through their work. Talking about some of the greatest media personalities that lived during the 19th century, the first name that strikes the mind is that of Joseph Pulitzer. The man who also has an award to his name that is presented every year for outstanding contribution by a journalist, Pulitzer revived American journalism in the late 1800s. Did you know that Irish reporter Sir William Howard Russell was the first modern war correspondent? He covered the Crimean War and gave new meaning to war reporting. William Randolph Hearst started an intense newspaper war in New York which provoked real war in Cuba. Horace Greeley, the much famed editor of the 19th century, shaped public opinion for decades with her work. The list is long and comprises of several more renowned personalities who gave new meaning and a new definition to media. Check this section to know about the famous media personalities of the 19th century.
Frederick DouglassFrederick Douglass

01 February 1818

American

W. E. B. Du BoisW. E. B. Du Bois

23 February 1868

Ghanaian

William Randolph HearstWilliam Randolph Hearst

29 April 1863

American

Nellie BlyNellie Bly

05 May 1864

American

Jack LondonJack London

12 January 1876

American

Joseph PulitzerJoseph Pulitzer

10 April 1847

Hungarian

H. L. MenckenH. L. Mencken

12 September 1880

American

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce Ambrose Bierce

24 June 1842

American

Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley

28 January 1841

British,American,Welsh

Rube GoldbergRube Goldberg

04 July 1883

American

Dorothy DayDorothy Day

08 November 1897

American

Carl SandburgCarl Sandburg

06 January 1878

American

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Walter LippmannWalter Lippmann

23 September 1889

American

Walter WinchellWalter Winchell

07 April 1897

American

Thomas NastThomas Nast

27 September 1840

American

Margaret FullerMargaret Fuller

23 May 1810

American

Pauline Pfeiffer Pauline Pfeiffer

22 July 1895

American

James ThurberJames Thurber

08 December 1894

American

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Banjo PatersonBanjo Paterson

17 February 1864

Australian

Henry AdamsHenry Adams

16 February 1838

American

Bret Harte Bret Harte

25 August 1836

American

Katherine Anne PorterKatherine Anne Porter

15 May 1890

American

Andrew LangAndrew Lang

31 March 1844

Scottish

Robert BenchleyRobert Benchley

15 October 1889

American

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Hristo BotevHristo Botev

06 January 1848

Bulgarian

Giuseppe UngarettiGiuseppe Ungaretti

08 February 1888

Italian

Alexander WoollcottAlexander Woollcott

19 January 1887

American

Norman AngellNorman Angell

26 December 1872

British

Christopher MorleyChristopher Morley

05 May 1890

American

Don MarquisDon Marquis

29 July 1878

American

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Catherine Helen Spence Catherine Helen Spence

31 October 1825

Australian

Thomas Bailey AldrichThomas Bailey Aldrich

11 November 1836

American

Malcolm CowleyMalcolm Cowley

24 August 1898

American

Franklin Pierce AdamsFranklin Pierce Adams

15 November 1881

American

John ReedJohn Reed

22 October 1887

American

Frank KingFrank King

09 April 1883

American

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Azim AzimzadeAzim Azimzade

07 May 1880

Azerbaijani

C.P. ScottC.P. Scott

26 October 1846

British

ColetteColette

28 January 1873

French

G. K. ChestertonG. K. Chesterton

29 May 1874

British

Abul Kalam AzadAbul Kalam Azad

11 November 1888

Indian

Mary McLeod BethuneMary McLeod Bethune

10 July 1875

American

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Theodor HerzlTheodor Herzl

02 May 1860

Hungarian

Lady Randolph ChurchillLady Randolph Churchill

09 January 1854

British,American

Carter G. WoodsonCarter G. Woodson

19 December 1875

American

Ida TarbellIda Tarbell

05 November 1857

American

Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig

28 November 1881

Austrian,British

Dorothea LangeDorothea Lange

26 May 1895

American

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Max StirnerMax Stirner

25 October 1806

German

Hal RoachHal Roach

14 January 1892

American

Clara ZetkinClara Zetkin

05 July 1857

German

Wilfrid LaurierWilfrid Laurier

20 November 1841

Canadian

Marjory Stoneman DouglasMarjory Stoneman Douglas

07 April 1890

American

Vera BrittainVera Brittain

29 December 1893

British

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Pierre-Joseph ProudhonPierre-Joseph Proudhon

15 January 1809

French

Horace GreeleyHorace Greeley

03 February 1811

American

Stephen CraneStephen Crane

01 November 1871

American

Dwight L. MoodyDwight L. Moody

05 February 1837

American

Harold AbrahamsHarold Abrahams

15 December 1899

British

Marcelo H. del PilarMarcelo H. del Pilar

30 August 1850

Filipino

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Malcolm Wheeler-NicholsonMalcolm Wheeler-Nicholson

04 January 1890

American

Emma LazarusEmma Lazarus

22 July 1849

American

Mathew BradyMathew Brady

18 May 1822

American

Walter DurantyWalter Duranty

25 May 1884

British

Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi

25 October 1886

Hungarian

Kurt EisnerKurt Eisner

14 May 1867

German

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Keith MurdochKeith Murdoch

12 August 1885

Australian

Alfred A. KnopfAlfred A. Knopf

12 September 1892

American

Harold NicolsonHarold Nicolson

21 November 1886

British

WeegeeWeegee

12 June 1899

American

Fukuzawa YukichiFukuzawa Yukichi

10 January 1835

Japanese

Henryk SienkiewiczHenryk Sienkiewicz

05 May 1846

Polish

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Otto StrasserOtto Strasser

10 September 1897

German

Constantine P. CavafyConstantine P. Cavafy

29 April 1863

Egyptian,Greek,British

Raymond PoincaréRaymond Poincaré

20 August 1860

French

Theodor HeussTheodor Heuss

31 January 1884

German

Lewis MumfordLewis Mumford

19 October 1895

American

Béla KunBéla Kun

20 February 1886

Hungarian

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Harriet MartineauHarriet Martineau

12 June 1802

British

Elbert HubbardElbert Hubbard

19 June 1856

American

Carlo CollodiCarlo Collodi

24 November 1826

Italian