New York Post
History highlights of the New York Post newspaper
While in New York, you're not going to be left behind when it comes
to keeping up with the news. Quite the contrary. With the ever present social networks and online media, it'd be
rather hard to escape from the news.
There are also many New York dailies and magazines available,
some of which are amongst the most recognized media names in the world. Here are some highlights about
the New York Post.
New York is known for many things, the Statue of Liberty, New York
fashion week and among other things, HBO's Sex and the City. But before we forget, oftentimes overshadowed by the
immensely popular the New York
Times, there's another popular New York daily newspaper that has actually
been around as far back as in the 1800s - New York
The New York Evening Post
The New York Evening
Post or the New York
Post, was actually founded by Alexander Hamilton, who then chose William
Coleman to be its first editor-in-chief way back in the New York Post's humble beginnings. After William Coleman's
short reign as the New York Post's editor-in-chief, he was then replaced by another William, a William Cullen Bryant, way back
A fruitful 50 year reign as the New York Post's editor-in chief, William Cullent
Bryant was a staunch believer of defending the rights of those who are being enslaved, William Cullent Bryant also
showed strong support for the emerging trade union back then. He even went as far as defending the strike of the
Society of Journeyman Tailors by trying to link their strike with slavery back in June 1836.
The year 1881 had the New York Post welcoming Henry Villard at its helm.
Henry Villard was a German immigrant possessing strong political views, had a profound influence on
the New York Post. He then
tapped Carl Schurz who was another German radical thinker to be the new managing editor of
the New York Post.
But Carl Schurz career with the New York Post was short-lived, he was
actually replaced by the former editor of the Nation (another publication that was owned by Henry Villard), a man
named Edwin Godkin stepped up to manage the New York
Post. Henry Villard's death back in the 1900s brought
the New York Post to
the hands of Villard's son, Oswald Garrison Villard, who, like his father, also had radical views and opinions
concerning politics, women's suffrage, reform in the trade union and (like his father) fighting for equal rights
Oswald Garrison Villard
A true advocate for human rights, Oswald Garrison Villard was one of
the founding members of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People or NAACP as well as the
American Civil Liberties Union or ACTU. In spite of being headstrong with his advocacies, Oswald Garrison Villard
was also a popular pacifist, he highly opposed for the American's participation in the first World War. But this
proved to backfire on him as his readers were strong supporters of patriotism so Oswald Garrison Villard, due to
the protests of his readers and the pulling out of his advertisers, was forced to sell
the New York Post in
the year 1918.
1939 saw the New York
Post with Dorothy Schiff at its helm. Schiff then asked Ted Thackrey
as its new editor-in-chief, who actually turned the daily into a streamlined tabloid. Still its politics driven
format was still being incorporated by the New York
Post's new editor-in-chief, it highly supported progressive politics
and was actually the only newspaper in New York City who openly supported the campaign of the democratic party's
presidential bet, Adlai Stevenson.
Rupert Murdoch's Newscorp
But Schiff's stay with the New York Post ended with Australian Rupert Murdoch
acquiring the newspaper back in 1977. Today the New York
Post is part of Murdoch's Newscorp, which also owns Fox and Sky
networks, in amongst many other media outlets.