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by Peter Binzen

For over 75 years, the Philadelphia Bulletin was not only the dominant newspaper in the city of Philadelphia, it was also the largest evening newspaper in all of North America. When it folded in 1982, just months before its 135th birthday, the city--and the country--lost one of the last remaining vestiges of "old-time" journalism, a family-owned paper which reached the height of its success before the era of computers, wire services, and fax machines. Now, on the eve of the 150th anniversary of the Bulletin's founding, sixteen of the paper's journalists look back upon their experiences and life in its newsroom.
Download Nearly Everybody Read It: Snapshots of the Philadelphia Bulletin epub
ISBN: 0940159406
ISBN13: 978-0940159402
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Author: Peter Binzen
Language: English
Publisher: Camino Books Inc; First Edition edition (November 1, 1997)
Pages: 163 pages
ePUB size: 1916 kb
FB2 size: 1214 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 832
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Was great book I thought it would had more articles from the long history of phila bulletin 1847 1981
Especially articles that were missing were world war 1 articles the second war vietnam Watergate coverage the pope John Paul 2 bust to Philadelphia plus 1976 coverage of our 200 anniversary as a country
Great book
Book is a collection of "down memory lane" pieces by some old Bulletin writers, none of whom seem to have been interested in much that occurred after about 1970, at the start of the Bulletin's last twelve years in its losing death-struggle with the Inquirer. The tired, often insipid anecdotes that these people recall are unwitting testament to the essential boring nature of the Bulletin. They all pat each other on the back a lot, too.
This little book (163 pages)about the life and demise of Philadelphia's "Bulletin" is wonderfully entertaining. It also helps one to understand better how the old style of fact finding journalism changed and finally disappeared to permit room for more "modern" packaging of news. In their best days, Ben Hecht and Charley MacArthur couldn't have dreamed up the newsroom denizens immortalized here. It is a tasty slice of American and Philadelphia history filled with world class characters, madcap activity, and devotion to a great journalistic institution. The book was written for those who miss the "Bulletin", but its appeal reaches to all who miss an era now passed into American history. -Robert. C. Brecht
watching to future
The book is an entertaining collection of anecdotes by the people who wrote and published the old Philadelphia Bulletin. Clearly every writer misses the old Bulletin, but it is never made obvious if a newspaper like the Bulletin could survive nowadays, when newspaper readers like their news "McNuggetized" a la USA Today. Still, for fans of regional histories, Nearly Everyhbody Read It: Snapshots of the Philadelphia Bulletin is a nice read.
"Nearly Everybody Read It," edited by Peter Binzen, portrays very well the atmosphere of the pre-computer big city newsroom, as compared to today's antiseptic and better-educated counterpart.
Colorful characters abound, and are brought to life.
Unlike today, it was a time when readers felt close to their newspaper.
As a former member of the Bulletin "Family" the memories were recreated in each chapter. The people described were exactly as I remembered them and it was on lifes greatest experiences from the 40's. Very informative and enjoyable book.