Belo (Focus on American History) by Judith Garrett Segura

By Judith Garrett Segura

based in Galveston in 1842 with the release of the day-by-day information, the Belo company entered the twenty-first century as a powerhouse conglomerate, possessing 4 day-by-day newspapers (including the Dallas Morning News), twenty-six tv and cable stations, and over thirty interactive sites. the 1st accomplished paintings to carry to lifestyles this amazing good fortune tale, Belo blends biography with a historical past of company strategies.Drawing on corporation information and personal papers of key figures, together with A. H. Belo and G. B. Dealey, former corporation archivist Judith Garrett Segura brings to lifestyles very important chapters within the cultural lifetime of Texas, from Galveston's days because the biggest and such a lot brilliant city within the Republic of Texas, in the course of the wars that statehood, sessions of monetary worry, and the consequences of sweeping social switch. Turning issues within the company's heritage, corresponding to the sale of its Galveston paper whilst corporation sales have been dramatically stricken by candid reporting of Ku Klux Klan actions within the Nineteen Twenties, spotlight the most important components of the press's function within the lifetime of a group. Segura additionally charts technological advances, from the telegraph and the typographers' union to the sunrise of the knowledge Age. ultimately, she comprises the main whole portrait of the Dallas instances usher in corporation to this point, documenting the increase and fall of Belo's leader rival.This is a narrative of frontier survival and futuristic pondering, advertising genius and historical reporting, nurtured via a kin of mavericks.

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