Books & Books, Coral Gables. Jan 12, 2012. 8:00 p.m.
Warren Phillips began his career working as a copyboy for the New York Herald Tribune for sixteen dollars a week – and ended it as publisher of The Wall Street Journal and CEO of its parent corporation, Dow Jones & Company.
The life story of Warren Phillips is the story of the American newspaper business. Here, the details of his vast experience come together to create a broad picture of the newspaper business – revealing how news is discovered, reported, edited, published, and disseminated. Sharing vivid tales of working as a reporter around the world and describing the many colorful characters he meets along the way, Phillips provides a level of insight that only a leading figure in the industry could offer.
Newspaperman gives you an up-close look at one of the most influential people in the history of The Wall Street Journal – and an unprecedented view of the business, from its rapid modernization during the post-WWII, cold war era to the early years of digital publishing and the rise of the Internet, which may mark the decline of the printed page forever. Phillips’s entertaining, penetrating, and impressively detailed account is a must-read for both devotees of America’s most iconic business publication and anyone with an interest in how news is reported.
Warren H. Phillips worked at The Wall Street Journal as proofreader, copydesk hand, rewriteman, foreign correspondent, foreign editor, and Chicago editor before becoming managing editor at age thirty. He was later promoted to publisher and CEO of its parent corporation, Dow Jones & Company. Phillips has also served as President of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and was a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board. He and his wife live in Bridgehampton, NY, and Palm Beach.
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