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African American Newspapers Forum

Re: The Cleveland Gazette
In Response To: Re: The Cleveland Gazette ()

I'm not totally sure about the correspondents, but my research seems to lean toward the fact that a number of them did send their columns to multiple papers. As far as pay, I have seen advertisements in papers soliciting correspondents for cities where a paper was trying to expand its reach, but I don't recall seeing them mention pay. In one instance, the correspondent was selling papers in the community and that is possibly how he made money from the endeavor. Black newspapers were typically pretty cash poor, and I would be surprised to find they paid their correspondents much if anything.

As for the Journal, I am not familiar with the paper. I took a look at the Chronicling America website and it leads me to believe that the paper did not last very long (1903-13). The Gazette started much before and lasted much after the Journal and I would surmise that they were competitors and had no significant connection.

Someone pointed me to the OHS holdings of AA papers awhile ago and I bookmarked it. It probably was you that did it. :D

What town did your relative send in her columns from?

Cleveland should be fun in April. I usually drive in but I may have to fly this time. Need to do some research at Cleveland State, so I'll most likely come in a day early and see if I can talk Debbie Abbott into being my taxi driver. ;)


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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