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
American orator
W. E. B. Du BoisW. E. B. Du Bois
23 February 1868, Ghanaian
Civil Rights Activists

William Randolph HearstWilliam Randolph Hearst
29 April 1863, American
Newspaper Baron

Jack LondonJack London
12 January 1876, American
Author

Nellie BlyNellie Bly
05 May 1864, American
Journalist

Theodor HerzlTheodor Herzl
02 May 1860, Austrian, Hungarian
Journalist
Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce Ambrose Bierce
24 June 1842, American
Journalist & Writer, soldier

H. L. MenckenH. L. Mencken
12 September 1880, American
 

Dorothy DayDorothy Day
08 November 1897, American
 

Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
28 January 1841, British, American, Welsh
Explorer
Joseph PulitzerJoseph Pulitzer
10 April 1847, Hungarian
Journalist & Publisher

Rube GoldbergRube Goldberg
04 July 1883, American
Cartoonist
Carl SandburgCarl Sandburg
06 January 1878, American
Writer & Editor

Ida TarbellIda Tarbell
05 November 1857, American
Journalist

Thomas NastThomas Nast
27 September 1840, American
Cartoonist
Walter LippmannWalter Lippmann
23 September 1889, American
First to introduce the concept of Cold War

Banjo PatersonBanjo Paterson
17 February 1864, Australian
Poet
James ThurberJames Thurber
08 December 1894, American
Cartoonist, Author, Journalist & Playwright

Margaret FullerMargaret Fuller
23 May 1810, American
 

Mary McLeod BethuneMary McLeod Bethune
10 July 1875, American
Educator
Walter WinchellWalter Winchell
07 April 1897, American
Journalist, Radio Personality

Pauline Pfeiffer Pauline Pfeiffer
22 July 1895, American
Journalist & Second Wife of Ernest Hemingway
Henry AdamsHenry Adams
16 February 1838, American
Historian

Andrew LangAndrew Lang
31 March 1844, Scottish
Poet, Novelist, Literary Critic

Robert BenchleyRobert Benchley
15 October 1889, American
Humorist

Katherine Anne PorterKatherine Anne Porter
15 May 1890, American
Journalist, Essayist, Writer, Novelist
Bret Harte Bret Harte
25 August 1836, American
Author & Poet
Hristo BotevHristo Botev
06 January 1848, Bulgarian
Bulgarian Revolutionary

Norman AngellNorman Angell
26 December 1872, British
British Journalist & Author

Alexander WoollcottAlexander Woollcott
19 January 1887, American
American critic

Catherine Helen Spence Catherine Helen Spence
31 October 1825, Australian
Author, Journalist & Politician
Christopher MorleyChristopher Morley
05 May 1890, American
Journalist, Novelist

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Giuseppe UngarettiGiuseppe Ungaretti
08 February 1888, Italian
Poet, Essayist

Frank KingFrank King
09 April 1883, American
cartoonist

Don MarquisDon Marquis
29 July 1878, American
Humorist

Malcolm CowleyMalcolm Cowley
24 August 1898, American
Novelist & Poet
Thomas Bailey AldrichThomas Bailey Aldrich
11 November 1836, American
Poet & Novelist

Franklin Pierce AdamsFranklin Pierce Adams
15 November 1881, American
Journalist
John ReedJohn Reed
22 October 1887, American
Journalist, Poet

Azim AzimzadeAzim Azimzade
07 May 1880, Azerbaijani
Artist

C.P. ScottC.P. Scott
26 October 1846, British
Former Editor of 'The Guardian'
Alfred DouglasAlfred Douglas
22 October 1870, British
Poet

Abul Kalam AzadAbul Kalam Azad
11 November 1888, Indian
Politician, Journalist
G. K. ChestertonG. K. Chesterton
29 May 1874, British
Journalist, Poet, Novelist, Autobiographer,

Robert SmallsRobert Smalls
05 April 1839, American
Politician

Jack HaleyJack Haley
10 August 1897, American
Vaudevillian

Paul Joseph WatsonPaul Joseph Watson
24 May 1982, British
Radio host

Vita Sackville-WestVita Sackville-West
09 March 1892, British
Writer
Frank MorganFrank Morgan
01 June 1890, American
Actor

Rose Wilder LaneRose Wilder Lane
05 December 1886, American
Journalists

Max StirnerMax Stirner
25 October 1806, German
Philosopher, Journalist, Writer, Anarchist

Dorothea LangeDorothea Lange
26 May 1895, American
Journalist, Photographer, Artist, Photojournalist
Pierre-Joseph ProudhonPierre-Joseph Proudhon
15 January 1809, French
Economist, Sociologist, Politician, Journalist,

Vera BrittainVera Brittain
29 December 1893, British
Nurse, Writer, Poet, Novelist, Feminist, Pacifist,
Horace GreeleyHorace Greeley
03 February 1811, American
Journalist, Politician, Publisher, Editor

Stephen CraneStephen Crane
01 November 1871, American
Writer, Journalist, Poet, Baseball player,

Hal RoachHal Roach
14 January 1892, American
Film producer, Actor, Film director, Screenwriter
Eddie CantorEddie Cantor
31 January 1892, American
comedian

Emma LazarusEmma Lazarus
22 July 1849, American
Poet, Writer, Journalist
Malcolm Wheeler-NicholsonMalcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
04 January 1890, American
Entrepreneur, Writer

Marcelo H. del PilarMarcelo H. del Pilar
30 August 1850, Filipino
Journalist, Writer

Alfred A. KnopfAlfred A. Knopf
12 September 1892, American
New York City, New York, United States
Joel Chandler HarrisJoel Chandler Harris
09 December 1848, American
Journalist

Dwight L. MoodyDwight L. Moody
05 February 1837, American
Editor, Philosopher, Writer, Evangelist,
Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
25 October 1886, Hungarian
Economist, Anthropologist, Economic historian,

Mathew BradyMathew Brady
18 May 1822, American
Photographer, War photographer, Photojournalist,

Bennett CerfBennett Cerf
25 May 1898, American
Publisher

Marjory Stoneman DouglasMarjory Stoneman Douglas
07 April 1890, American
Journalist, Feminist
Keith MurdochKeith Murdoch
12 August 1885, Australian
War correspondent
Harold AbrahamsHarold Abrahams
15 December 1899, British
Athletics competitor, Sprinter, Lawyer, Journalist

Henryk SienkiewiczHenryk Sienkiewicz
05 May 1846, Polish
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Journalist

Walter DurantyWalter Duranty
25 May 1884, British
Journalist

Harriet MartineauHarriet Martineau
12 June 1802, British
Linguist, Journalist, Economist, Historian,
Sophie TuckerSophie Tucker
13 January 1884, Ukrainian, American, Russian
Actress

Lewis MumfordLewis Mumford
19 October 1895, American
Architect, Historian of technology, Historian,

James Russell LowellJames Russell Lowell
22 February 1819, American
Poet, Diplomat, Essayist, Writer, Literary critic,

Carlo CollodiCarlo Collodi
24 November 1826, Italian
Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Children's writer

Walter BagehotWalter Bagehot
03 February 1826, British
Journalist, Economist, Political scientist,
Otto StrasserOtto Strasser
10 September 1897, German
Journalist, Politician, Writer

Winsor McCayWinsor McCay
26 September 1869, Canadian, American
Cartoonist, Animator, Screenwriter, Science
Karl KautskyKarl Kautsky
16 October 1854, Czech, German
Philosopher

Henry LuceHenry Luce
03 April 1898, American
Journalist, Publisher

WeegeeWeegee
12 June 1899, American
Photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist
Lothrop StoddardLothrop Stoddard
29 June 1883, American
Anthropologist, Political scientist, Historian,

Hugo GernsbackHugo Gernsback
16 August 1884, Luxembourgian, American
Inventor
Ford Madox FordFord Madox Ford
17 December 1873, British
Novelist

Djuna BarnesDjuna Barnes
12 June 1892, American
Artist

Raymond PoincaréRaymond Poincaré
20 August 1860, French
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

Ben HechtBen Hecht
28 February 1893, American
Screenwriter
Harold NicolsonHarold Nicolson
21 November 1886, British
Horticulturist, Politician, Diplomat, Diarist,

Lysander SpoonerLysander Spooner
19 January 1808, American
Lawyer, Journalist, Essayist, Philosopher
Elbert HubbardElbert Hubbard
19 June 1856, American
Journalist, Philosopher, Publisher, Writer

Arthur GriffithArthur Griffith
31 March 1871, Irish
Former President of Dáil Éireann
E. C. SegarE. C. Segar
08 December 1894, American
Comics artist, Screenwriter, Writer

Walther FunkWalther Funk
18 August 1890, Bulgarian, German
Journalist, Banker, Economist, Politician
B. H. Liddell HartB. H. Liddell Hart
31 October 1895, British
Journalist, Military historian, Historian, Writer