Newsboys' Strike: 120th Anniversary - Day 6

Newsgirl and boy selling around saloon entrances.
Bowery, New York, 1910
Lewis Hine, photographer
wikimediacommons

You may have noticed that there are no articles covering the strike from the boycotted papers - The New York World and The New York Sun. And believe me, I looked! They absolutely don't cover it, and you have to admit it makes sense, though it also hints at something bigger: censorship in news, even when it doesn't favor the newspaper in question. I guess most newspapers are guilty of that! I mean, who wants to publish stuff bashing your own product? It could be a balance of censorship and the literal freedom of the press. What do you think?

You will see that things are starting to wind down. Less articles means less coverage and less interest. We'll really start to see that going forward, but a few papers like The Tribune hold on to the story. The Sun which had an explosion of articles yesterday and the day before starts to drop the story like a hot potato...


Something else significant about this day's articles are actually headlines for a different newsboys' strike making waves in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Cincinnati newsboys strike was big, but it only lasted a couple days before they got almost what they wanted and were back to work on the 26th. They'd wanted a reduction in price like the NY newsboys, but they compromised with the newspapers buying back the copies the kids didn't sell (of at least the first two editions of the day.) It's not clear whether these Ohio newsies took inspiration from their New York counterparts, but the differences between the two strikes is interesting, especially with both breaking headlines all over the country.


To the articles for Wednesday, July 26, 1899!

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NEW YORK HERALD

New York Herald
26 July 1899
part 1

New York Herald
26 July 1899
part 2


NEW YORK SUN

New York Sun
26 July 1899

NEW YORK TIMES

New York Times
26 July 1899
part 1

New York Times
26 July 1899
part 2

NEW YORK TRIBUNE

New York Tribune
26 July 1899
part 1

New York Tribune
26 July 1899
part 2

New York Tribune
26 July 1899
part 3

New York Tribune
26 July 1899
part 4

New York Tribune
26 July 1899
part 5

New York Tribune
26 July 1899
part 6
See you tomorrow!

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