Main Street Militants: An Anthology from Grassroots Editor

Main Street Militants: An Anthology from Grassroots Editor by Howard Rusk Long

Title: Main Street Militants: An Anthology from Grassroots Editor
Author: Howard Rusk Long
ISBN10: 0809308940
ISBN13: 978-0809308941
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press; 1st edition (February 1, 1979)
Language: English
Subcategory: Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
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Pages: 184 pages
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Main Street Militants: An Anthology from Grassroots Editor by Howard Rusk Long


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This anthology of 35 articles published between 1960 and 1972 in Grassroots Editor, the magazine of the Internation­al Society of Weekly Newspaper Edi­tors, memorializes the spirit of crusad­ing journalists on the small newspapers in communities in Colorado, Texas, Arkansas, Illinois, and Tennessee. The articles are by the journalists them­selves, 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.