America’s Last Great Newspaper War: The Death of Print in a Two-Tabloid Town

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America’s Last Great Newspaper War tells the story of “The Death of Print in a Two-Tabloid Town.” Journalist Mike Jaccarino who was in the journalistic trenches for this battle recounts what transpired, including his personal adventures, the stories he covered, and the colleagues and competitors he met. The war was between The New York Daily News and The New York Post, in probably the biggest journalistic market in the entire country. One should remember that NYC is probably the most important city in the country, second maybe to Washington, D.C., and containing The United Nations, Wall Street, National Broadcasters, and world class art. The Daily News and New York Post, strove to be the number one daily paper for the average, or maybe low brow, New York City reader. One did not need a college education to read it, and in tabloid form one could read it on the train.

Jaccarino was hired by The Daily News to challenge The New York Post. Their partial demise was not caused by the feud, but rather the advent of the internet, which resulted in many staffers being let go. His tale is complicated and dense, and would be better appreciated by readers and scholars who read the paper during his tenure or who studied the papers. There are also inside accounts of some of the big stories of recent times, which were told with verve and sometimes humor. Those who were not party to this reporting might not fully appreciate the account, but it does tell of an era and style of journalism that has not left our mind.


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Author Mike Jaccarino
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 336 pages
Publisher Empire State Editions
Publish Date 2020-03-03
ISBN 9780823287383
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Issue March 2020
Category Current Events & Politics
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