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Honoring ‘The Defender’ – one of America’s most consequential newspapers – and hoping for a new generation of independent voices

  Patrick B. McGuigan   NOTE: This review first appeared in The City Sentinel newspaper during the 2016 campaign season. It was reposted in 2019. As journalism faces collapsing business models and other mounting challenges, and in the midst of another presidential election year, the themes explored in the review remain, we hope, worthy of […]

Honoring ‘The Defender’ – the story of one of America’s most consequential newspapers

by Patrick B. McGuigan Rarely does any one book capture a city and one of its most vital institutions as well as ‘The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America’ (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016, 633 pages with index and bibliography, $32 hardcover). This tale of the Chicago newspaper founded by Robert Sengstacke Abbott in […]

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