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‘Extra! Extra! The Inside Scoop of New York’s Newspaper Legacy’ Webinar

March 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Can’t make it live? Register and get access to the full replay for one week!
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It’s impossible to tell the story of New York City without including the history of its newspapers, which have been chronicling, and shaping, the rise of Gotham from its earliest days. Through their influential words, cartoons, and photographs, this is the epic story of New York’s newspaper industry — one that has not only quenched New Yorkers’ insatiable thirst for news coverage since the 1700s, but also swayed public opinion in ways once thought imaginable.

Join New York Adventure Club as we explore the history and influence of New York’s newspapers from 1725 to the 1963 Newspaper Strike, which was the final death knell for many of the city’s longest-standing newspapers.

Led by licensed New York City Tour Guide and former reporter & editor Michael Morgenthal — who first became fascinated with news ever since assembling the Sunday New York Times as a teenager in his uncle’s store — our look at the legendary reporters, editors, and publishers who shaped New York and beyond will include:

  • The famous libel trial of early NYC newspaper publisher John Peter Zenger, which served as a precursor to the establishment of the Freedom of the Press decades later in the Bill of Rights
  • The newspaper war between Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World and William Randolph Hearst’s New York Journal
  • A look at the beautiful skyscrapers that once lined Newspaper Row in downtown Manhattan, where flamboyant publishers tried to top each other with each successive building
  • Legendary newspaper figures such as Horace Greeley, Nellie Bly, Thomas Nast, and scores of others
  • The inside story of the most famous newspaper headlines and articles in New York’s history, such as “Ford to City: Drop Dead,” “Headless Body in Topless Bar,” and the clever campaign to fund the Statue of Liberty
  • New York newspapers still in operation — like the New York Post and The New York Times — and those that are long gone, such as the Globe, the Herald, the World, and the Tribune

Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Mike — any and all questions about New York’s newspaper industry are welcomed and encouraged!

Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week!

See you there, virtually!

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***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week

Testimonials

“The presenter was extremely knowledgeable and also kept the webinar lively.” -Barbara

“Very comprehensive treatment of the different major newspapers.” -Robert

“Nice job of covering the history, but limiting the scope since NY has soo many newspapers; presentation was well organized and entertaining.” -Doug

“Great background, history, architectural tie-ins, personalities. Michael obviously knows the material well and presents it well.” -Peggy

“The lecturer provided a broad and informative history of newspaper publishing in New York.” -Francene

“I acquired new knowledge and appreciation for an important aspect of American culture.” -Webb

“Guide was very well informed and delightful to “walk” with.” -Beth

“Excellent presentation – interesting information with good anecdotes.” -Tom

“Michael was very knowledgeable and told some interesting stories about the owners and the buildings of the NY press.” -Andrea

“All the new information, for me, about the newspaper business in early New York. Lots of wonderful new information coupled with slides was appreciated.” -Elizabeth

“So well organized and well researched. Really knew his subject.” -Lee

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