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

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

Jack LondonJack London
12 January 1876, American
Author

Nellie BlyNellie Bly
05 May 1864, American
Journalist

Joseph PulitzerJoseph Pulitzer
10 April 1847, Hungarian
Journalist & Publisher
H. L. MenckenH. L. Mencken
12 September 1880, American
 

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce Ambrose Bierce
24 June 1842, American
Journalist & Writer, soldier

Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
28 January 1841, British, American, Welsh
Explorer

Rube GoldbergRube Goldberg
04 July 1883, American
Cartoonist
Dorothy DayDorothy Day
08 November 1897, American
 

Carl SandburgCarl Sandburg
06 January 1878, American
Writer & Editor
Walter LippmannWalter Lippmann
23 September 1889, American
First to introduce the concept of Cold War

Banjo PatersonBanjo Paterson
17 February 1864, Australian
Poet

Walter WinchellWalter Winchell
07 April 1897, American
Journalist, Radio Personality
Pauline Pfeiffer Pauline Pfeiffer
22 July 1895, American
Journalist & Second Wife of Ernest Hemingway

James ThurberJames Thurber
08 December 1894, American
Cartoonist, Author, Journalist & Playwright
Thomas NastThomas Nast
27 September 1840, American
Cartoonist

Margaret FullerMargaret Fuller
23 May 1810, American
 

Henry AdamsHenry Adams
16 February 1838, American
Historian
Katherine Anne PorterKatherine Anne Porter
15 May 1890, American
Journalist, Essayist, Writer, Novelist

Bret Harte Bret Harte
25 August 1836, American
Author & Poet
Andrew LangAndrew Lang
31 March 1844, Scottish
Poet, Novelist, Literary Critic

Robert BenchleyRobert Benchley
15 October 1889, American
Humorist

Hristo BotevHristo Botev
06 January 1848, Bulgarian
Bulgarian Revolutionary

Giuseppe UngarettiGiuseppe Ungaretti
08 February 1888, Italian
Poet, Essayist
Alexander WoollcottAlexander Woollcott
19 January 1887, American
American critic
Norman AngellNorman Angell
26 December 1872, British
British Journalist & Author

Christopher MorleyChristopher Morley
05 May 1890, American
Journalist, Novelist

Don MarquisDon Marquis
29 July 1878, American
Humorist

Thomas Bailey AldrichThomas Bailey Aldrich
11 November 1836, American
Poet & Novelist
Catherine Helen Spence Catherine Helen Spence
31 October 1825, Australian
Author, Journalist & Politician

Malcolm CowleyMalcolm Cowley
24 August 1898, American
Novelist & Poet

John ReedJohn Reed
22 October 1887, American
Journalist, Poet

Franklin Pierce AdamsFranklin Pierce Adams
15 November 1881, American
Journalist

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Azim AzimzadeAzim Azimzade
07 May 1880, Azerbaijani
Artist
Frank KingFrank King
09 April 1883, American
cartoonist

C.P. ScottC.P. Scott
26 October 1846, British
Former Editor of 'The Guardian'
ColetteColette
28 January 1873, French
Novelist, Ghostwriter, Journalist, Writer,

G. K. ChestertonG. K. Chesterton
29 May 1874, British
Journalist, Poet, Novelist, Autobiographer,

Abul Kalam AzadAbul Kalam Azad
11 November 1888, Indian
Politician, Journalist
Lady Randolph ChurchillLady Randolph Churchill
09 January 1854, British, American
Autobiographer, Writer, Socialite

Theodor HerzlTheodor Herzl
02 May 1860, Hungarian
Journalist, Writer, Poet lawyer, Lawyer,
Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig
28 November 1881, Austrian, British
Writer, Translator, Journalist, Playwright, Poet,

Dorothea LangeDorothea Lange
26 May 1895, American
Journalist, Photographer, Artist, Photojournalist

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

Vera BrittainVera Brittain
29 December 1893, British
Nurse, Writer, Poet, Novelist, Feminist, Pacifist,

Pierre-Joseph ProudhonPierre-Joseph Proudhon
15 January 1809, French
Economist, Sociologist, Politician, Journalist,
Hal RoachHal Roach
14 January 1892, American
Film producer, Actor, Film director, Screenwriter

Malcolm Wheeler-NicholsonMalcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
04 January 1890, American
Entrepreneur, Writer

Horace GreeleyHorace Greeley
03 February 1811, American
Journalist, Politician, Publisher, Editor

Wilfrid LaurierWilfrid Laurier
20 November 1841, Canadian
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist
Ida TarbellIda Tarbell
05 November 1857, American
Journalist, Writer, Biographer

Henryk SienkiewiczHenryk Sienkiewicz
05 May 1846, Polish
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Journalist
Stephen CraneStephen Crane
01 November 1871, American
Writer, Journalist, Poet, Baseball player,

Mary McLeod BethuneMary McLeod Bethune
10 July 1875, American
Teacher, Journalist, Politician

Marjory Stoneman DouglasMarjory Stoneman Douglas
07 April 1890, American
Journalist, Feminist
Dwight L. MoodyDwight L. Moody
05 February 1837, American
Editor, Philosopher, Writer, Evangelist,

Emma LazarusEmma Lazarus
22 July 1849, American
Poet, Writer, Journalist
Harold NicolsonHarold Nicolson
21 November 1886, British
Horticulturist, Politician, Diplomat, Diarist,

WeegeeWeegee
12 June 1899, American
Photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist

Mathew BradyMathew Brady
18 May 1822, American
Photographer, War photographer, Photojournalist,
Alfred A. KnopfAlfred A. Knopf
12 September 1892, American
New York City, New York, United States

Harold AbrahamsHarold Abrahams
15 December 1899, British
Athletics competitor, Sprinter, Lawyer, Journalist
Keith MurdochKeith Murdoch
12 August 1885, Australian
War correspondent

Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
25 October 1886, Hungarian
Economist, Anthropologist, Economic historian,

Robert RipleyRobert Ripley
25 December 1890, American
Anthropologist, Journalist

Otto StrasserOtto Strasser
10 September 1897, German
Journalist, Politician, Writer
E. C. SegarE. C. Segar
08 December 1894, American
Comics artist, Screenwriter, Writer
Walter DurantyWalter Duranty
25 May 1884, British
Journalist

Theodor HeussTheodor Heuss
31 January 1884, German
Politician, University teacher, Journalist

Elbert HubbardElbert Hubbard
19 June 1856, American
Journalist, Philosopher, Publisher, Writer

Carlo CollodiCarlo Collodi
24 November 1826, Italian
Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Children's writer
William Worrall MayoWilliam Worrall Mayo
31 May 1819, British, American
Chemist, Politician, Gynaecologist, Editor

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

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

Kalki KrishnamurthyKalki Krishnamurthy
09 September 1899, Indian
Screenwriter, Journalist, Writer

Fukuzawa YukichiFukuzawa Yukichi
10 January 1835, Japanese
Writer, Teacher, Educationist, Philosopher,
Constantine P. CavafyConstantine P. Cavafy
29 April 1863, Egyptian, Greek, British
Poet, Writer, Civil servant, Journalist

E. H. CarrE. H. Carr
28 June 1892, British
Historian, Journalist, Diplomat, Writer, Political
Harriet MartineauHarriet Martineau
12 June 1802, British
Linguist, Journalist, Economist, Historian,

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

Béla KunBéla Kun
20 February 1886, Hungarian
Politician, Diplomat, Journalist
Gaston LerouxGaston Leroux
06 May 1868, French
Journalist, Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter

Henry LuceHenry Luce
03 April 1898, American
Journalist, Publisher
Paul ReynaudPaul Reynaud
15 October 1878, French
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

George Washington WilliamsGeorge Washington Williams
16 October 1849, American
Soldier, Historian, Diplomat, Writer, Minister,

Walther FunkWalther Funk
18 August 1890, Bulgarian, German
Journalist, Banker, Economist, Politician

Lysander SpoonerLysander Spooner
19 January 1808, American
Lawyer, Journalist, Essayist, Philosopher
Adolphe ThiersAdolphe Thiers
15 April 1797, French
Lawyer, Politician, Journalist, Historian, Writer

Mark Van DorenMark Van Doren
13 June 1894, American
Poet, Autobiographer, Literary critic, University
Max BrodMax Brod
27 May 1884, Czech, Israeli
Linguist, Composer, Pianist, Novelist, Translator,

Karl RadekKarl Radek
31 October 1885, Austrian, Polish
Politician, University teacher, Journalist

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

Clara ZetkinClara Zetkin
05 July 1857, German
Politician, Journalist, Feminist
Carter G. WoodsonCarter G. Woodson
19 December 1875, American
Journalist, Historian