ERIC Number: ED186887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Clark Howell and the "Atlanta Constitution": A Preliminary Assessment.
Eberhard, Wallace B.
An appraisal of Clark Howell's career as a journalist and of his political involvement in his state (Georgia) and nation indicates a significance that history books have largely ignored. Born and raised in the Civil War South, Howell's essential regionalism led him to serve his state as a lawyer, a senator, and as the editor and publisher of the "Atlanta Constitution." Under his guidance, the newspaper received its first Pulitzer Prize and was the training ground for newsmen such as Joel Chandler Harris and Ralph McGill. Howell was a close friend of President Franklin Roosevelt, and later Presidents from both parties called on him to serve on national commissions. Howell is significant in four roles: as a committed journalist with the ability to build a superior editorial staff, as a skilled orator, as a bridge between journalism and politics, and as a spokesman for the uniqueness of the southerner in the United States. (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Howell (Clark)
Note: Paper presented at a Regional Conference of the History, Law and Newspaper Divisions of the Association for Education in Journalism (Atlanta, GA, April 11-12, 1980).