Main Street militants: an anthology from Grassroots editor

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Southern Illinois University Press, 1977 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 157 pages
This anthology of 35 articles published between 1960 and 1972 inGrassroots Editor, the magazine of the Internationshy;al Society of Weekly Newspaper Edishy;tors, memorializes the spirit of crusadshy;ing journalists on the small newspapers in communities in Colorado, Texas, Arkansas, Illinois, and Tennessee. The articlesare bythe journaliststhemshy;selves, usually owner-editors of the newspapers, and concern not only the investigative reporting these “main street militants” undertook into corrupt local political machines, inefficient police work, closed meetings, and fiscal irregularities, but also the reprisals practiced on them, the losses of their businesses, and even threats against their lives.

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Howard Rusk Long is Director Emeritus of the School of Journalism at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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