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

Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling
30 December 1865, British
Journalist, Poet & Novelist

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

Pauline Pfeiffer Pauline Pfeiffer
22 July 1895, American
Journalist & Second Wife of Ernest Hemingway

Jack LondonJack London
12 January 1876, American
Novelist & Journalist
Theodor HerzlTheodor Herzl
02 May 1860, Austrian, Hungarian
Journalist

Ida B. WellsIda B. Wells
16 July 1862, American
Journalist

Nellie BlyNellie Bly
05 May 1864, American
Journalist
Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce Ambrose Bierce
24 June 1842, American
Journalist & Writer, soldier

Alfred DouglasAlfred Douglas
22 October 1870, British
Poet
Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
28 January 1841, British, American, Welsh
Explorer

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

Dorothy DayDorothy Day
08 November 1897, American
 

E. B. WhiteE. B. White
11 July 1899, American
Writer

Horace GreeleyHorace Greeley
03 February 1811, American
Journalist
Marcelo H. del PilarMarcelo H. del Pilar
30 August 1850, Filipino
Writer

Joseph PulitzerJoseph Pulitzer
10 April 1847, Hungarian
Journalist & Publisher

Rube GoldbergRube Goldberg
04 July 1883, American
Cartoonist

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

John ReedJohn Reed
22 October 1887, American
Journalist, Poet
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
James ThurberJames Thurber
08 December 1894, American
Cartoonist, Author, Journalist & Playwright

Ida TarbellIda Tarbell
05 November 1857, American
Journalist
Thomas NastThomas Nast
27 September 1840, American
Cartoonist

Henry AdamsHenry Adams
16 February 1838, American
Historian

Robert BenchleyRobert Benchley
15 October 1889, American
Humorist
Margaret FullerMargaret Fuller
23 May 1810, American
 

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Katherine Anne PorterKatherine Anne Porter
15 May 1890, American
Journalist, Essayist, Writer, Novelist
Andrew LangAndrew Lang
31 March 1844, Scottish
Poet, Novelist, Literary Critic

Bret Harte Bret Harte
25 August 1836, American
Author & Poet

Kurt EisnerKurt Eisner
14 May 1867, German
Statesman

Giuseppe UngarettiGiuseppe Ungaretti
08 February 1888, Italian
Poet, Essayist
Alexander WoollcottAlexander Woollcott
19 January 1887, American
American critic
Christopher MorleyChristopher Morley
05 May 1890, American
Journalist, Novelist

Frank KingFrank King
09 April 1883, American
cartoonist

Hristo BotevHristo Botev
06 January 1848, Bulgarian
Bulgarian Revolutionary

C.P. ScottC.P. Scott
26 October 1846, British
Former Editor of 'The Guardian'
Don MarquisDon Marquis
29 July 1878, American
Humorist

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

Malcolm CowleyMalcolm Cowley
24 August 1898, American
Novelist & Poet

Catherine Helen Spence Catherine Helen Spence
31 October 1825, Australian
Author, Journalist & Politician

Franklin Pierce AdamsFranklin Pierce Adams
15 November 1881, American
Journalist
Thomas Bailey AldrichThomas Bailey Aldrich
11 November 1836, American
Poet & Novelist

Azim AzimzadeAzim Azimzade
07 May 1880, Azerbaijani
Artist
L. Frank BaumL. Frank Baum
15 May 1856, American
Writer

Ali KemalAli Kemal
07 September 1867, Turkish
Journalist

Jack HaleyJack Haley
10 August 1897, American
Vaudevillian
Frank MorganFrank Morgan
01 June 1890, American
Actor

Rose Wilder LaneRose Wilder Lane
05 December 1886, American
Journalists
Vita Sackville-WestVita Sackville-West
09 March 1892, British
Writer

William WalkerWilliam Walker
08 May 1824, American
President

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

Clara ZetkinClara Zetkin
05 July 1857, German
Politician, Journalist, Feminist

Charles CoughlinCharles Coughlin
25 October 1891, Canadian, American
Priest
Victoria WoodhullVictoria Woodhull
23 September 1838, American
Politician

Keith MurdochKeith Murdoch
12 August 1885, Australian
War correspondent

Gabriele D'AnnunzioGabriele D'Annunzio
12 March 1863, Italian
Poet

Eddie CantorEddie Cantor
31 January 1892, American
comedian
Dietrich EckartDietrich Eckart
23 March 1868, German
Poet

Hal RoachHal Roach
14 January 1892, American
Film producer, Actor, Film director, Screenwriter
Bennett CerfBennett Cerf
25 May 1898, American
Publisher

Spring ByingtonSpring Byington
17 October 1886, American
Actress

Stephen CraneStephen Crane
01 November 1871, American
Writer, Journalist, Poet, Baseball player,
Adolphe ThiersAdolphe Thiers
15 April 1797, French
Politician

Harold AbrahamsHarold Abrahams
15 December 1899, British
Athletics competitor, Sprinter, Lawyer, Journalist
Kalki KrishnamurthyKalki Krishnamurthy
09 September 1899, Indian
Screenwriter, Journalist, Writer

Max Aitken, 1st Baron BeaverbrookMax Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook
25 May 1879, Canadian, British
Newspaper publisher

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,
Henry Jarvis RaymondHenry Jarvis Raymond
24 January 1820, American
Journalist

Alma MahlerAlma Mahler
31 August 1879, Austrian, American
Composer

Ben HechtBen Hecht
28 February 1893, American
Screenwriter

Mihai EminescuMihai Eminescu
15 January 1850, Romanian
Poet
Raymond PoincaréRaymond Poincaré
20 August 1860, French
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist
Sophie TuckerSophie Tucker
13 January 1886, Ukrainian, American, Russian
Singer

Carlos P. RomuloCarlos P. Romulo
14 January 1899, Filipino
Diplomat

Jenny LonguetJenny Longuet
01 May 1844, French
Journalist

Chen DuxiuChen Duxiu
08 October 1879, Chinese
Politician, Professor, Philosopher, Journalist
Paul ReynaudPaul Reynaud
15 October 1878, French
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

Otto StrasserOtto Strasser
10 September 1897, German
Journalist, Politician, Writer

Walter LantzWalter Lantz
27 April 1899, American
Cartoonist

Leopold von Sacher-MasochLeopold von Sacher-Masoch
27 January 1836, Austrian
Writer

Ford Madox FordFord Madox Ford
17 December 1873, British
Novelist
Arthur GriffithArthur Griffith
31 March 1871, Irish
Former President of Dáil Éireann

WeegeeWeegee
12 June 1899, American
Photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist
Emma LazarusEmma Lazarus
22 July 1849, American
Poet, Writer, Journalist

Henryk SienkiewiczHenryk Sienkiewicz
05 May 1846, Polish
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Journalist
Gregorio López y FuentesGregorio López y Fuentes
17 November 1895, Mexican
Novelist
Malcolm Wheeler-NicholsonMalcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
04 January 1890, American
Entrepreneur, Writer